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George Washington and the Newburgh Conspiracy

It was shortly before the 238th anniversary of American independence that I received a copy of Swords in Their Hands.  Within five minutes, I had invited its author to the club. Published earlier this year by Pisgah Press, Dave Richards’ … Continue reading

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Miles to Go Before

I can’t say how long I’d been held in a trance by the neon and mercury vapor which create the bright colors peculiar to Birmingham at night before I was startled by a discreet cough.  I turned from the window … Continue reading

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In the Library: Hotel California

“This book is a remarkable look at one of the most dramatic, creative, and revolutionary settings in American popular culture:  the Los Angeles popular music scene from the late 1960s to the late 1970s.  Drawing on extraordinarily candid firsthand interviews, … Continue reading

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Dancing Through Downtown

Carrie stopped suddenly as we walked into the club a couple of nights ago, a perplexed look on her face. “What’s wrong?” I asked. “I don’t know.  Something’s just different about the place tonight.” A high-pitched peal of laughter came … Continue reading

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