AND OTHER BOOK-RELATED EVENTS
FBS member Charles Brown will give a presentation entitled “ The Simplicissimus Story: A Bestseller of the 17th Century . ” The Thirty Years War (1618-1648) was a realignment of power in Europe with devastating consequences for civilian populations, with death rates as high as 50% in some areas. Germany was particularly hard hit. Within a few years of the end of the war, the author Grimmelshausen created Simplicissimus, a nameless peasant who is caught up in the war through a series of misadventures. It was an immediate success, spawning sequels, calendars, and other works, as well as giving German literature an enduring and unforgettable character and inspiring other works of literature into the 20th century.
The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer: A Facsimile of the William Morris Kemscott Chaucer, Cleveland: World Publishing, 1958.
Dangerous Deed or the Flight in the Dirigible by Captain Frank Cobb, Chicago: Saalfield Publishing, 1927.
War Torn: Stories of War From Women Reporters Who Covered Vietnam by Tad Bartimus, New York: Random House, 2002.
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy, Anapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984, second printing.
When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple, edited by Sandra Haldeman Martz, Watsonville: Paper-Mache Press, 1991, second edition.
This is My God by Herman Wouk, Garden City: Doubleday, 1959.
The Athiest's Bible: An Illustrious Collection of Irreverent Thoughts contrived and edited by Joan Kotter, New York: Ecco/HarperCollins, 2007.
The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR, and the Untold Story of a Partnership That Defined a Presidency by Kathryn Smith, New York: Touchstone, 2016.
Collected Stories of Wallace Stegner by Wallace Stegner, New York: Wings Books, 1994.
Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain: A Biography by Justin Kaplan, New York: Simon and Shuster, 1966.
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, New York: Atria Books, 2014.
The Book Collector's Journal Vol I No. 1-9, Chicago: Willliam Targ, 1936.
The Right Word III: A Concise Thesaurus Based on the American Heritage Dictionary edited by Pamela B. DeVinne, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
The Written Word III: Based on the American Heritage Dictionary edited by Karen Stray Nolting, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.
The Word Book III: Based on the American Heritage Dictionary edited by Beth Jaffe, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. All three books are housed in a slipcase sitting on my desk table and ready for use.