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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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Agent Hunt’s Yuletide Treat the LEGO Charles Dickens Tribute

A LEGO Christmas Carol Charles Dickens

A Special Holiday Report from Agent Hunt

There are few stories more synonymous with Christmas than Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. I’ve never read it myself, but I’ve seen The Muppet Christmas Carol many times, so I get the gist.

This year Lego chose to immortalise Dickens’ book in plastic bricks with a buildable scene from the book and a couple of minifigures.

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Why I Read Lee Mack’s Mack the Life… And Why YOU Should too!

Lee Mack - Mack the Life Book Review

I’ll admit it. I only know Lee Mack from YouTube. At first, he was a guest on some panel shows I was watching before I went into a deeper dive of panel shows and enjoyed him on Would I Lie To You?

That show plus all the guest appearances is one of the reasons I picked up David Mitchell’s Back Story: A Memoir, and it was also enough of a reason to pick up the other team leader’s autobiography; Mack the Life by Lee Mack.

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Spoiler Free Review

London Match Bernard Samson Len Deighton Book Review

No ‘Match’ for conclusion to Deighton’s first Samson trilogy

London Match, the final piece in the first trilogy centered on Bernard Samson, does well to both stand on its own and build off of its predecessors, Berlin Game and Mexico Set. As expected, author Len Deighton delivers everything you could ever want in spy fiction with the bonus of Bernard Samson being, well, Bernard Samson!

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