Other books I’ve liked recently: The Tender Bar by Moehringer, War and Remembrance by Wouk. And I intend to reread The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow. God, what a book.
Thanks for sharing…they are now my must read for the Fall…..
Frank, You’ve corresponded with Bill Gairdner, right? We shared an offense at Stanford, have been friends almost 4 decades. He came 11th in decathlon in Tokyo Olympics.
Yes! He’s an interesting guy…I look much forward to conversing with him…I wasn’t aware of him being in the decathlon, really amazing..did you two ever just workout some? Thanks for the note, I will write to him again….
We ran track together as graduate students at Stanford. He was good. Me, not so good
You might enjoy “Light Years” by James Salter. Wonderful use of language.
I’ve been reading several books lately that are fictional but based around WWII events. “The Winds Of War” and “War And Remembrance” among them. I’d never read Wouk before, and I thoroughly enjoyed them. I have “The Caine Mutiny” lined up next. I also read “Battle Cry” by Leon Uris, another new author to me, and absolutely loved it. Are you a fan of Uris, and if so, do you have a recommendation? Thanks in advance if you do!
Have not read Uris
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.