Posts Categorized: World War II

“ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE” Ruined My Trip

All the Light We Cannot See

By Paul Levine Anthony Doerr ruined my vacation. He also destroyed the confidence of blossoming writers and set an impossibly high standard for other novelists. What’s the matter, Tony? Winning the Pulitzer wasn’t enough? Doerr is the author of All the Light We Cannot See, the lyrical, compassionate, hauntingly gorgeous novel that won this year’s…

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Jimmy Stewart, John Wayne, and My Dad

Jimmy Stewart

A friend just sent me the photo below, asking if I’d ever seen it. Well yes, the “technicolor” picture hangs on the walls of countless Hollywood agents, producers, and executives who seek some connection — real or imagined — with the golden age of films. The photo was taken in early 1943 to celebrate MGM’s…

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