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    Daisy Jones & The Six | Book Review

    Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Original Publication Date: 2019 Genres: Fiction Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has…

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    How the Good Guys Finally Won: Notes From An Impeachment Summer | Book Review

    How the Good Guys Finally Won: Notes from an Impeachment Summer by Jimmy Breslin Original Publication Date: 1975 Genres: Non-Fiction, History Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Not long after burglars were caught raiding the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, Congressman Tip O’Neill noticed that Democratic fundraising efforts for the 1972 election had stalled. Major contributors were under IRS investigation, and Republican lackeys were threatening further trouble if those donors didn’t close their checkbooks. O’Neill sensed a conspiracy coming from the Nixon administration, but it wasn’t until the scandal broke that he connected the threatened donors with the Watergate burglary. In the boldest move of his career,…

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    All the President’s Men | Book Review

    All the President's Men by Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward Original Publication Date: 1974 (original) Genres: Non-Fiction, History Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Published just months before President Nixon’s resignation, All the President’s Men revealed the full scope of the scandal and introduced for the first time the mysterious “Deep Throat.” Beginning with the story of a simple burglary at Democratic headquarters and then continuing through headline after headline, Bernstein and Woodward deliver a riveting firsthand account of their reporting. Their explosive reports won a Pulitzer Prize for The Washington Post, toppled the president, and have since inspired generations of reporters. All the President’s Men is a riveting detective story,…

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    Marie: A True Story | Book Review

    Marie: A True Story by Peter Maas Original Publication Date: 1983 Genres: Crime, History, Non-Fiction Source: I purchased this book Goodreads Recounts the true experiences of Marie Ragghianti–former beauty queen, devout Catholic, and divorced working mother–and her courageous fight, in the face of disgrace and peril, against deep-seated political corruption in Tennessee. Marie: A True Story is about Marie Ragghianti, the woman who blew the whistle on the corrupt Tennessee government in the 1970s. Peter Maas was famous for his book on Frank Serpico, a whistleblower in the New York City Police Department. He also wrote other fine books about crime. But my favorite is Marie: A True Story. Ragghianti…