Aug. 12-18: Jimi Hendrix, The Everglades And The 'Iron Curtain'

Muck City

Muck City

Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town

by Bryan Mealer

Paperback, 336 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published August 13 2013 | purchase
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Muck City traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student. Their prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades.

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

A Brother's Story

by Leon Hendrix and Adam Mitchell

Paperback, 276 pages, St Martins Pr, $15.99, published August 13 2013 | purchase
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Leon Hendrix delivers an intimate biography of his rock icon big brother, Jimi.

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Iron Curtain

The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956

by Anne Applebaum

Paperback, 640 pages, Random House Inc, $17.95, published August 13 2013 | purchase
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Before the Soviet bloc went bust, its network of regimes created an atmosphere of paranoia and brutality that affected millions. Anne Applebaum explores the domino effect of communism in the wake of World War II.

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