Saturday, March 24, 2007

Books That May Warrant
By Andrew Cockburn
And our favorite book title of the month:
(now we know what to get Jill for Mother's Day).


At 1:17 PM, Blogger Jill said...

Thanks for the thought, John. :) I've not heard of that book, I don't think - will have to take a look.

At 3:52 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

What makes it doubly interesting is that it appears to be a very scholarly work (published by Oxford University Press, about as scholarly as you can get) though blessed with a sense of humor and irony.

At 5:24 PM, Blogger Jeff Hess said...

Shalom John,

I was pumped about the Mosley book (he's one of my favorites) but then I read the review.

I am, however, enjoying Keyes "The Courage To Write."



At 6:31 AM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Hey, Jeff, glad you found the Keyes book worthwhile. I really liked it as well. For those who didn't catch the earlier outtakes from that book (the author, Ralph Keyes, even stopped by to leave a comment), you'll find them here:

At 9:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe you could infuse your love for words with love for thoughtfulness. the world may be a better place.

At 2:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought you would add the Ray Nagin book and the John Feinstein book about chosing the Final Four. What about Russ Schneider book on the Indians or may be the Tom Filsinger book on wrestling. You are leaving out books that mainstream readers love. mfh

At 2:47 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

I know you're just busting my balls in your unique way, leveraging our years of shared inside jokes to do so. But for the uninitiated (basically everyone besides you and me, MFH) I was mentioning new books that might hold some interest. All the books you mentioned have been out for at least a year.

In a more serious vein, the Ray Nagin book you refer to is the classic (if quickly rendered) first rough draft of the Katrina story, historian Douglas Brinkley's "The Great Deluge." It includes some hilarous if shameful detail about how derelict in his mayoral duties Ray Nagin was in the days leading up to the disaster. You can learn more about the book (or even purchase it, if you like) here:


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