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review 2019-12-23 03:54
Fan Cast: Fantastic Four Vol. 1: The Fall of the Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four Vol. 1: The Fall of the Fantastic Four - James Robinson,Leonard Kirk

Mister Fantastic/Reed Richards - John Krasinski

Invisible Woman/Susan Storm - Emily Blunt

The Thing/Ben Grimm - John Cena

Human Torch/Johnny Storm - Sam Claflin

She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters - Gina Carano

Dr. Doom/Victor Von Doom - Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Maria Hill - Cobie Smulders

Namor - Sam Witwer

 

 

 

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review 2018-11-18 13:27
AN ABSOLUTE MUST READ FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES LARGER-THAN-LIFE TRUE STORIES
Invisible: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster - Stephen L. Carter

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hearing at a local bookstore the author Stephen L. Carter speak about his paternal grandmother Eunice Huston Carter (1899-1970). Sometime later, after the Q&A session, I had the opportunity to speak with Professor Carter as he autographed my copy of this book.

"INVISIBLE: The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster" puts the reader into an era in U.S. history barely half a century behind us, when African Americans were restricted by law and what was accepted custom from realizing their full potential in what was an overtly racist America (Jim Crow segregation). Notwithstanding all that, what I found to be deeply inspirational from reading this book is learning about the life of this most remarkable woman - as well as the lives of her parents (who were both fully engaged social activists; Eunice's father with the YMCA (its 'colored' section) for whom he worked tirelessly both in the U.S. and abroad til his death in 1916 and her mother Addie was a graduate of Boston Latin School, and a college graduate who later served as a teacher and worked with a variety of organizations promoting racial and gender equality til her death in 1943) and younger brother, from whom she became estranged. 

This is a book that would be instructive (as well as inspirational) to any reader who wants to learn about the value of living -- in spite of the obstacles and challenges arrayed against someone because of his/her color and/or gender -- a purposeful, committed life wholly dedicated to advancing socio-economic justice, as well as racial and gender equality.

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text 2014-03-01 15:54
Random Amazon (US) Ebook Sale Alert!
The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens - Claire Tomalin
America's Women - Gail Collins
Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass - Isak Dinesen

As always, books on my watch list pop up on sale when least expected. As of today's alerts:

 

The Invisible Woman - 2.99 (recently made into a movie, thus the new cover)

 

America's Women - 1.99

 

Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass - 2.99

 

Which means that if you like perusing Amazon for sales it might be worth it to take a peek and see if there's anything else interesting on sale.

 

In particular there's a whole page of Loved the Movie? Read the Book with all ebooks on sale for 2.99 or less.

 

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review 2013-11-10 16:07
Read before the movie
The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens - Claire Tomalin

Well read audio version.  There is a movie coming out, but somehow I think Dickens will look less of a bastard in it. 

                Well balanced in terms of looking at Dickens and Nelly.  Tomlin doesn’t gloss over the problems and goes into detail about the society.  Well done.

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review 2013-10-17 21:25
Oh Dickens
The Invisible Woman: The Story of Nelly Ternan and Charles Dickens - Claire Tomalin

Charles Dickens treated his wife horribly late in thier marriage.  He was a jerk.  In part this was because of his relatlionship with Nelly Ternan.

 

But what was that realitionship?

 

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