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  • Book of the Week: BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES by David Niven

    From Hollywood of the 1930s to the age of television; volume two of the actor’s memoirs.

  • Book of the Week: THE PASSIONS OF THE MIND by Irving Stone

    A comprehensive, historical novel about Sigmund Freud.

  • Movie of the Month: Yours, Mine and Ours

    A widowed mother of eight, and a widowed military officer with ten children, marry and then add two of their own. Based on Helen Beardsley’s book, Who Gets The Drumstick; stars Lucille Ball, Henry Fonda, and Van Johnson.  

  • Book of the Week: MIDDLEMARCH
    by George Eliot

    The secrets and quirky inhabitants of a 19th century provincial town.

  • October 2018 Book Recommendations

    George Eliot’s MIDDLEMARCH; the secrets and quirky inhabitants of a 19th century provincial town. Irving Stone’s THE PASSIONS OF THE MIND; a comprehensive, historical novel about Sigmund Freud. David Niven’s BRING ON THE EMPTY HORSES; from Hollywood of the 1930s to the age of television; volume two of the actor’s memoirs. Calvin Coolidge’s THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY […]

  • Book of the Week: DOLORES CLAIBORNE by Stephen King

    A housekeeper under suspicion confesses her secrets.

  • 2018 Grateful American Book Prize Winner Announced

    WASHINGTON, DC, Sep 20 – The winner of the 2018 Grateful American Book Prize is L.M. Elliott, for her historical novel, Suspect Red, a look at McCarthyism and the Red Scare, published by Hyperion-Disney. She will also receive an Honorable Mention award for Hamilton and Peggy! A Revolutionary Friendship, published by HarperCollins and Katherine Tegen Books. It’s […]

  • Book of the Week: CLORIS: MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Cloris Leachman and George Englund

    Marriage and motherhood to triumphs in television, movies, and Dancing With The Stars; co-written with the actress’s former husband.

  • Patriotic Picks: September 2018

    The Grateful American Foundation has inaugurated a partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books. Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. An immigrant family struggles on (and […]

  • Book of the Week: ALEX: THE LIFE OF A CHILD by Frank Deford

    The brief life of the sportscaster’s daughter, who died from Cystic Fibrosis at the age of nine.

  • Movie of the Month: Moonstruck

    After the widowed Loretta Castorini accepts a marriage proposal from Johnny Cammareri, she inadvertently falls in love with his hot headed younger brother. Eventually, Loretta learns she is not the only member of the family entangled in a secret romance. With Cher, Olympia Dukakis, Vincent Gardenia, and Nicolas Cage.

  • September 2018 Book Recommendations

    Charles Osgood’s DEFENDING BALTIMORE AGAINST ENEMY ATTACK: A BOYHOOD YEAR DURING WORLD WAR II; thoughts about combat from a boy’s point of view. Frank Deford’s ALEX: THE LIFE OF A CHILD; the brief life of the sportscaster’s daughter, who died from Cystic Fibrosis at the age of nine. Cloris Leachman’s and George Englund’s CLORIS: MY […]