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Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue by Marc Spitz is Hard to Put Down

Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue by Marc Spitz is Hard to Put Down

I believe Marc Spitz has done a phenomenal job characterizing Mick Jagger in Jagger: Rebel, Rock Star, Rambler, Rogue. And I sincerely mean that.

Taking the myths and legends of Jagger from the Zeitgeist and what I know of him as a fan of his band, I completed my reading with a little more insight into the man and yet it still doesn’t seem to paint the entire picture of Jagger.

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11 Mission Highlights from First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen

11 Mission Highlights from First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen

I have always been fascinated with Space. I’ve said this before when I wrote about building my LEGO Saturn V rocket, that I had wanted to grow up to be an aerospace engineer. It’s a fascination that has remained despite my educational leanings towards the liberal arts and away from the sciences.

So when I heard that coming this October there would be a movie release called “First Man” a biopic about Neil Armstrong, based on the authorized biography of the same name.

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A Book Report on “Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain” by Len Deighton

Fighter The True Story of the Battle of Britain by Len Deighton

At first, I thought that Fighter would be a fictionalization of the Battle of Britain similar to what Len Deighton had done with the fictional bombing run in Bomber. But I was wrong in the best of ways. It is not a fictional account, but a detailed dissection of one of the turning point air battles of World War II.

It amazes me that Deighton, a master of fiction, wrote such a comprehensive history on the Battle of Britain. A battle, that behind the scenes, was marked by ineptitude, hubris, politics, and more than a few elements of self-sabotage on both sides as to appear, in a vacuum, as more fiction than fact.

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