From wannabe rockstar to successful writer

Interesting piece on how author Andy Ferguson (Crazy U, Land of Lincoln)  ended up writing political journalism: Andy Ferguson never wanted to be a writer. Not when he was growing up outside Chicago. His dream was to be a rock star. “I wanted to be one of the Beatles,” Ferguson said. “Then it turned out they weren’t hiring, and I wanted to be a first baseman for the White Sox.” Since he couldn’t do either of those he tried fiction but that failed as well...

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In the Mail: Personal Stories edition

–> Our Longest Days: A People’s History of the Second World War by Sandra Koa Wing Description “This was life as it happened and there’s nothing more fascinating than reading history through the words of those who lived it.”-Publishing News This is a powerful, detailed, and warming story of World War II told through the previously unheard voices of those who described the home front for the “Mass Observation” project. Using diaries that have never...

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