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The Birth of Loud: Follows the Creation and Adoption of Iconic Electric Guitars

The Birth of Loud Leo Fender Les Paul Ian S Port Book Review

What we know of as rock n roll, is not only the story of music but the history of instruments as well. The Birth of Loud chronicles a rivalry that was at the center of more than one musical movement and it is superbly written by Ian S. Port who not only describes the people and their instruments, the trials and innovation, but the feelings of change and moments of inspiration.

Author Ian S. Port writes this book not only with great prose, but there’s some poetry in there too. His description of Hendrix at Woodstock performing the Star-Spangled Banner is the best I have ever read…

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“Your Journey to Aging Well” with help from the friendly Sally Handlon

Your Journey to Aging Well Drink Move Eat Sleep Sally Handlon

Sally Handlon has not written a “self-help” book with Your Journey to Aging Well: Drink, Move, Eat, Sleep. She has written a guide full of information, tips, and relatable personal stories that make reading this book feel more like having a cup of coffee with a friend who is genuinely concerned for your health.

The book starts with a biology recap of body systems, which is important because it creates a relevance for you the reader about the reasoning and language utilized in the suggested whys and hows that come later in the book.

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If You can Only Read the Autobiography of One Mercury Seven Astronaut, Make it DEKE!

DEKE US Manned Space from Mercury to the Shuttle

Donald K. “Deke” Slayton may not be the household name he should be, but he has had a hand in shaping history as we have come to know it. He was one of the original Mercury Seven, unfortunately, he was the one who didn’t get a flight, but he did eventually make it into space, and in the meantime, he ran the Astronaut Office, and the story for how he got there, his impressions, his knowledge, perspective, and his stories, are second to none.

All of this is what makes Deke! worth your time.

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