June 2014 archive

Tidbit Histories – Horton or Hitler; Which Will It Be?

New Year’s day in 1940 found Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss) back as his desk overlooking Park Ave. THE KING’S STILTS had been published the previous year to luke-warm reviews and sluggish sales. On his desk were two unrelated sketches on transparent paper, one of a rather friendly looking elephant and the other of a tree. …

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Tidbit Histories – A Boy and His Fawn: THE YEARLING

In the late 1920s, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her husband, Charles, thought a simpler life than journalism might be just the thing to save their failing marriage, so they bought a 72 acre orange grove at Cross Creek, outside Hawthorn, Florida. The first few years Ms Rawlings tried her hand at both farming and short …

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