In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.
Written for J.R.R. Tolkien’s own children, The Hobbit met with instant critical acclaim when it was first published in 1937. Now recognized as a timeless classic, this introduction to the hobbit Bilbo Baggins, the wizard Gandalf, Gollum, and the spectacular world of Middle-earth recounts of the adventures of a reluctant hero, a powerful and dangerous ring, and the cruel dragon Smaug the Magnificent. The text in this 372-page paperback edition is based on that first published in Great Britain by Collins Modern Classics (1998), and includes a note on the text by Douglas A. Anderson (2001). Unforgettable!
The pages just zoomed by for me in Bill O’Reilly’s KILLING REAGAN.
I enjoyed reading about REAGAN’S younger years as an actor, his time as California Governor and the interesting road that first led him into politics and to ultimately ending the Cold War.
RONALD REAGAN was the 40th president of the United States and one tough old guy who survived a near death assassination attempt only two short months into his 8 year presidency that began in January, 1981. He had two marriages, four children, loved horses, his Rancho del Cielo and of course, had a great love of his country.
There are many interesting tidbits throughout this book about his relationship with the love of his life Nancy, the tumultuous relationship with their children, ghostly sightings of past presidents in the White House and the possible reasons for his decline into the world of dementia.
Learn more about Rawhide, Rainbow and Stagecoach here as well as many actor’s of the time (loved John Wayne’s line) and other surprising historical data.
Absorbing, enlightening and informative.
– GoodReads Review