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Robert Cosgrove
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Posted: 11 June 2017 at 6:42pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

John Clymer: An Artist's Rendezvous with the Frontier, by Walt Reed.  Another illustrator turned Western Artist.  Clymer did about eighty covers for the Saturday Evening Post, back in the day . . .

This was, I think, the major book on his work, although Ballentine did a paperback collection of his illustrations about the time they were also doing the paperback Frazetta collections.  
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Now going retro, circa 1980...
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Brad Brickley
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I finished up THE WRIGHT BROTHERS by David McCullough. It was a nice read about these two brothers who changed the world through smarts and hard work all on their own for the most part. 

Now I'm on to Douglas Adams' HITCHHIKERS GUIDE TO THE UNIVERSE books. I've seen the old BBC series and the movie, but haven't read the books yet.  
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BEREN AND LUTHIEN, edited by Christopher Tolkien from JRR Tolkien's rough drafts. I loved the HISTORY OF MIDDLE EARTH books, and so was excited when I heard about this. However, it turns out every word already appeared in those books. "This book does not offer a single page of original and unpublished work," it says in the introduction, which reading before purchase is a good idea. 

It's a far more reader-friendly presentation of the narrative than following it across four or five books in the HISTORY. And Sauron gets actual "screen time" as a villain, which is pretty cool.  I noted with some amusement the copyright page lists "Beren" and "Luthien" as registered trademarks, just in case some enterprising Hollywood suit gets a big idea about making a "Beren and Luthien" movie based on the 200 or so words that appeared in Fellowship of the Ring.

I eagerly await Christopher Tolkien's next volume, which will reportedly contain every grocery shopping list JRR Tolkien wrote from 1964 to 1967.  
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Juanita Coulson's THE DEATH GOD'S CITADEL
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James Best
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I miss reading about Moscow finest fictional detective, Inspector Arkady Renko, but even a stand alone novel by Martin Cruz Smith is well worth my time...
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