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Fact Over Fiction: Why I’m Watching More Documentaries Than Ever Before

Fact Over Fiction: Why I’m Watching More Documentaries Than Ever Before

I don’t know about you, but I’ve recently found myself being more intrigued by documentaries and docu-series than with the fiction that’s being released right now. It could be my age, the current state of fiction, or just the state of content right now.

But what I do know is that it’s the truth. And maybe it’s that truth is often stranger – or more attention-grabbing – than fiction.

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A Life Full of Positive Achievements: Memoir! Celebrates Sid Meier

Sid Meiers Memoir by the creator of Civilization

Sid Meier’s Memoir! A Life in Computer Games is a collection of anecdotes from his life, his gameography, and his philosophies. In his games, he sought to put good into the world, and he has done the same with this book. He acknowledges that bad things have happened in his life, but he doesn’t dwell on them.

I’ve previously written about some of the games Sid had a hand in creating, including a few that had his name on the box: Sid Meier’s Civilization, Sid Meier’s Colonization, and even Magic The Gathering Duels of the Planeswalkers.

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‘Man in the Arena’ builds new autobiographical medium as it celebrates Tom Brady

Man in the Arena - Tom Brady ESPN Plus

Love him or hate him, Tom Brady has been a winner throughout his career. With Man in the Arena, he may also prove himself as a pioneer.

I absolutely love reading biographies, and I know that as autobiographies you need to take the information with a grain of salt.

Man in the Arena is Tom Brady’s video autobiography. With 9 of the ten episodes released, I can tell you that it’s possible that we’ll see more series like this in the future.

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“Quincy” perfectly celebrates a living legacy

A Netflix Original Documentary Quincy

The Netflix original film Quincy isn’t just a great documentary about Quincy Jones’ prolific music career. It’s a great reminder that, as an icon, Quincy’s reach and the scope of his work went far beyond entertainment and into social justice and the ongoing inspiration of generations.

Whatever you conjure in your mind when you read about Quincy Jones on the page or in this post, is just a fraction of what he has accomplished…

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Objectivity wins in Deighton’s WW2 analysis, “Blood, Tears and Folly”

Blood Tears and Folly by Len Deighton Review

Blood, Tears and Folly, An Objective Look at World War II by Len Deighton doesn’t pull punches on any side or any of the conflicts of World War II. In Blood, Tears and Folly, he tells the facts as they are, filled with ego and delusion, stupidity, idolatry, and simple wanton greed.

This is a history lesson in six parts: The Battle of the Atlantic, Hitler Conquers Europe, The Mediterranean War, The War in the Air, Barbarossa: The Attack on Russia, and Japan Goes to War.

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