Hit By Lightning!

The weather report that Friday night last August called for “thunder showers, ending by morning.” It also mentioned “possible lightning strikes.” Now I’ve always put lightning strikes in the category of shark attacks. You hear about them, but they rarely happen, especially to you. Suffice it to say that the lightning storm we experienced on

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Empire of Blue Water

Wealth, Rogues and Natural Disasters   The subtitle of this book is “Captain Morgan’s Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe that Ended the Outlaws’ Bloody Reign.” Author Stephan Talty skillfully combines these three themes in this informative, entertaining book. We are introduced to the pirate world of the Caribbean,

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Perfect, Once Removed

Walker & Company, 176 p Hardcover $19.95 “Glory was mine” One has to be of a certain age to remember Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Maine author Phillip Hoose, who lives in Portland and still plays ball on Sundays, was nine years old at the time and the event transformed his

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