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by Hugh Gilmore I offer the following observations in the hope that you may find something here that will bring you pleasure in your next reading year. The single best book I read, superb in every … more
Mary Roach by Hugh Gilmore Mary Roach has learned to Grunt, Gulp, Spook and Bonk for you, while Tackling the Afterlife and Packing for Mars. If you don’t know the writing of Mary Roach, I’ll be … more
A page from a Sports Illustrated profile of Tristan Jones. by Hugh Gilmore Sometimes we’re all better off for not looking behind the screen to see the Wizard. For years I’ve wanted to dedicate a … more
"Spirit of the Road" is a well-written and intelligent look at a trucker’s career.[/caption] by Hugh Gilmore I’ll read any well-written book about an occupation I’ve never had. The jobs … more
by Hugh Gilmore If you want to take up the hobby of bird watching, and begin this afternoon, you could easily notch 50 bird species for your “life list” before this year ended – without … more
by Hugh Gilmore Charles King’s new book, “Gods of the Upper Air: How A Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex, And Gender in The Twentieth Century,” is exhilarating, … more
Cover of Dave Van Ronk’s memoir.[/caption] by Hugh Gilmore In honor of the Philadelphia Folksong Society’s 58th Folk Music Festival (this past weekend), I’d like to recommend two essential … more
by Hugh Gilmore The peace treaty marking the end of the Revolutionary War was signed in Paris in 1783. Before the treaty pens were dipped, the newly formed United States government, in David … more
A selection from Akashic’s regional noir series (Photo by Hugh Gilmore)[/caption] by Hugh Gilmore Looking for more titles by the Irish crime writer, Adrian McKinty, I found a story collection … more
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