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Eleven Trucking Songs

Inspired by A Thousand Miles from Nowhere, which  alternated between writing about driving big trucks and listening to country music….here are eleven country songs about driving trucks!  There are more out there,  but I’ve collected these over the years. The ones … Continue reading

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The Age of Napoleon

The Age of Napoleon© 1975 will Durant870 pages Because I could not stop for Death, he kindly stopped for me – or didn’t.  Will and Ariel Durant intended for Rousseau and Revolution to be the final volume in their epic … Continue reading

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Rousseau and Revolution

Rousseau and Revolution© 1957 Will and Ariel Durant1092 pages “…little did I dream that I should have lived to see such disasters fallen upon her, in a nation of gallant men, in a nation of men of honor, and of … Continue reading

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Hank Williams

Hank Williams: The Biography© 1994 Colin Escott320 pages “You don’t have to call me Mister, mister —  the whole world calls me Hank.” Hank Williams is the legend of country music. I’d heard of him long before I ever heard him;  my … Continue reading

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Real Music

Real Music: A Guide to the Timeless Hymns of the Church267 pages© 2016 Anthony Esolen In his book Out of the Ashes: Restoring American Culture,  Anthony Esolen devoted an entire chapter solely to music. Here he does one better! To … Continue reading

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Miseri

My podcast and lecture time this week has been devoted to a series of lectures on southern literature and the like, all at least an hour long. This Wednesday being Ash Wednesday, however, and the start of Lent, I thought … Continue reading

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10,000 Sing "Ode to Joy"

How incredible this is to watch; the look on the conductor’s face is utter rapture.  While this video has nothing to do with books, aside from the complementary nature of literature and the other arts, including music, it was too … Continue reading

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Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’

Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’: Country Music and the Southern Working Class© 2002 Bill C. Malone432 pages Friend of mine named Steve Goodman wrote that song, and he told me that it was the perfect country-and-western song. I wrote him … Continue reading

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Civilisation: A Personal View

Civilisation: A Personal View© 1959 Sir Kenneth Clark359 pages We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race, and the human race is filled with passion — … Continue reading

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