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Review: Please Be With Me: a Song for My Father, Duane Allman by Galadrielle Allman

Review: Please Be With Me: a Song for My Father, Duane Allman by Galadrielle Allman

Originally posted on my blog: Books That Rock Us.Order Please Be with Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman from Amazon.com! I should know more about The Allman Brothers Band than I do, which (until I read this) isn’t much. I’ve lived my entire life south of Mason Dixon – with half of that spent in areas still affected by Allman influence. Indeed, while reading Ms. Allman’s biography it surprised me to find so many coincidences: The author and…

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Recent Reads, Late 2013

Recent Reads, Late 2013

In Bed with Gore Vidal by Tim Teeman My rating: 4 of 5 stars My creative writing professor knew Gore Vidal; they had a professional relationship that produced the book Views from a Window: Conversations with Gore Vidal. Vidal is one of those people who seemed to interest me from a distance – I’d see movies in which he co-starred, and to this date I’ve only read one of his novels. My husband read his memoir, Palimpsest, and enjoyed it….

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Book Review – The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story by Vivek Tiwary, Philip Simon (Editor), Andrew C. Robinson (Illustrations), Kyle Baker (Illustrations)

Book Review – The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story by Vivek Tiwary, Philip Simon (Editor), Andrew C. Robinson (Illustrations), Kyle Baker (Illustrations)

ARC received via NetGalley. Pre-order the book at Amazon.com. One thing I’ve noticed in what’s become my scholarly study on The Beatles is that one can find a wealth of information on the band, the individual members, and their chronological history. I may know more about John Lennon than I do my current president, and yet information on their manager, Brian Epstein, remains scarce. Pretty much everything I know about Epstein came from Peter Brown’s memoir, The Love You Make. I…

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