Gangsters - Gentle Years

G is excited because he just found a new book on American gangsters called Public Enemies:  America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933-1934, by Bryan Burrough.  This is a departure for him from the usual but is something he has been looking for.  He actually had an ancestor involved in organized crime at this time, though he must have annoyed someone because they shut him up.  I, again, have no interest in true crime or cop stories.  Fiction I can handle and love both Dana Stabenow and Nevada Barr and occasionally some others, but those are nature-based mysteries and they are fiction as well.

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    G & Me

    G loves to read history of the American West and loves to watch movies that are western, action, intrigue, comedy.  He doesn't have favorites.  He does not like anything that is musical (though he loves music), romantic, or related to aviation.  His favorite time period is from the Civil War to the turn of the 20th century.

    I am eclectic in my reading but do not like science fiction or police stories.  In movies I like drama best, but also like some of the same things that G does, and I like both romantic movies and those that relate to aviation.  My favorite time periods are probably the 1830s and 1840s, the post-Reconstruction era to the eve of WWI, WWII, and the late 1950s-forward.  My favorite books are Gone With the Wind, My Antonia, All Quiet on the Western Front, A Lantern in Her Hand, and Nigger by Dick Gregory.  My favorite movies are The Memphis Belle, Return to Me, Since You Went Away, Steel Magnolias, Nicholas &  Alexandra, Sometimes in April, and  The Winds of War (there are just so many that this is incomplete) .


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