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Thoughts: Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters, by Chesley B. Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow

This is the last non-fiction for a while – 2016 Sneak was really full of Based on True Story films – and it was a nice one to end on. Sullenberger is the pilot who landed that plane in the … Continue reading

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Thoughts: The Infiltrator, by Robert Mazur

Another book I saw the film of, but I think we’re still in 2016 here so I don’t remember much about the details… I remember finding the film pretty interesting as far as Sneak-films-based-on-true-stories go, and that’s about all that … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Foxcatcher: Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold, by Mark Schultz and David Thomas

Now that is a title. I’m about six books behind in this because I’ve been been trying to get through some editing, so expect a regular drip of reviews for a while. I’m always a bit embarrassed to admit I’ve … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Truth and Duty: the Press, the President and the Privilege of Power, by Mary Mapes

Finally back here, whew. Busy weekend doing exceedingly badly in the German iai nationals. Don’t worry; there’s always next year. Anyway, it’s time to talk about a very frustrating book that was quite a competent film. More below.

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Thoughts: The Taliban Shuffle, by Kim Barker

The Taliban Shuffle, by Kim Barker, is in some ways the anti-13 Hours (at least in my very limited non-fiction reading experience). Where 13 Hours had such a narrow focus as to be almost useless to a reader who wants … Continue reading

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Thoughts: Nomad, by Alan Partridge

I’m so behind on these. Argh. Anyway, let me open by saying that if you come from an Alan Partridgeless existence, then may I recommend you remedying that asap.

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Thoughts: Learning to Drive, and other life stories, by Katha Pollitt

I really wasn’t expecting this one to be anything special. I put it on the list because we got the film at Sneak sometime in 2015 (arghhh so behind) but I knew it was based on a short piece and … Continue reading

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