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Jim Thorpe: Original All-American (Joseph Bruchac)

He’s been called the greatest athlete of all time.  That’s a lofty claim when you consider competing for that informal title is Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali and Jesse Owens, Wilma Rudolph and Jackie Joyner-Kersee.  But Jim Thorpe, … Continue reading

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What I Learned From Jackie Robinson (Carl Erskine)

Jackie Robinson looms large in this little book, but it’s not really about him. What I Learned From Jackie Robinson is the autobiography of Carl Erskine, one of Robinson’s teammates. Erskine was a star pitcher in his own right (he … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (Bill Bryson)

When I was a kid, every day was packed with ten times the activities I’d dream of doing now. Most of it was spontaneous, like finding out what kind of dog was barking on the next block. All of it … Continue reading

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First Scientific American (Joyce Chaplin)

I was telling you last time how much enjoy reading about Benjamin Franklin. Now permit me to mention the umpteenth biography I’ve read about him. Franklin had at least five successful careers: writer, businessman, scientist, civic leader, international statesman. Biographers … Continue reading

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Franklin: A Biography Favorite

Do you have a favorite person that you enjoy reading about over and over? If you do, please leave a comment and share your thoughts. In the meantime, let me tell you about my favorite. In my mind, Benjamin Franklin … Continue reading

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