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The cowboying way of life

Monte Walsh by Jack Schaefer I simply disappeared between the covers of this book. Hilarious, heart-breaking and oh so real, this isn’t just a story about a cowboy and the cowboying way of life, it’s about a strict code and … Continue reading

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A Paean or a Lament?

[from the stabenow.com vaults, 2011] …Younger sons cannot marry where they like.” …“Is this,” thought Elizabeth, “meant for me?” –Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice At the time she had wondered whether the remark had held a warning and the suspicion … Continue reading

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“The “Wild West” was then on the Atlantic seacoast…”

Washington: The Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexner Any good biography is not only a portrait of the subject, it is a doorway that opens into a place and a time, and Flexner’s book is rich with this kind of … Continue reading

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