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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 2 years ago
Lucifer with a Book follows a year at The Academy, a remarkable institution that was founded on the idea that education is a refuge for the mind and should be available to everyone. By the late 1940s, however, The Academy shows a disturbing shift towards conservatism of an almost fascist kind, blind...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 3 years ago
This is a WWII novel, but not one that you would expect. This depicts the Greatest Generation through contemporary eyes, not the misty revisionism of Tom Brokaw. They're flawed, in turns cowardly, venal and brave and compassionate. Combat rarely comes into it, the war is something they dread, or som...
aka Grasshopper
aka Grasshopper rated it 5 years ago
John Horne Burns' The Gallery isn't always pretty, but neither is life. It takes us on a journey into the hearts and minds of an unlikely mix of American servicemen and vanquished Neapolitans after the Allied invasion of Southern Italy. In a series of nine portraits, we meet a few honorable American...
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