Wednesday, June 05, 2019

What is Robert Blaemire reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Robert Blaemire, author of Birch Bayh: Making a Difference.

His entry begins:
My reading tastes are pretty broad. I have tasked myself with reading a book a week, which I have been able to keep up most of my life over the last 30 years. The books I choose include serious novels (War and Peace, All the Light I Cannot See, A Gentleman in Moscow, Don Quixote), thrillers (by John Grisham, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, Stephen Hunter, Lee Child), biography (I have read at least one biography of every American president), sports (Roger Angell baseball books, biographies of Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, recently a book about pitching called K), entertainment (Steve Martin’s books, biographies of Groucho Marx, Katharine...[read on]
About Birch Bayh: Making a Difference, from the publisher:
A remarkable history of one of the most legendary US senators of our time, Birch Bayh: Making a Difference reveals a life and career dedicated to the important issues facing Indiana and the nation, including civil rights and equal rights for women. Born in Terre Haute, Indiana, right before the Great Depression, Birch Bayh served more than 25 years in the Indiana General Assembly (1954–1962) and the United States Senate (1963–1981). His influence was seen in landmark legislation over his tenure, including Title IX, the 25th Amendment, the 26th Amendment, Civil Rights of the Institutionalized, Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Act, and the Bayh-Dole Act. Bayh was also the author, chief Senate sponsor, and floor leader of the Equal Rights Amendment and successfully led the opposition to two Nixon nominees to the Supreme Court. Robert Blaemire profiles not only the prolific career of this remarkable senator but also an era when compromise and bipartisanship were common in Congress.
Learn more about Birch Bayh: Making a Difference at the Indiana University Press website.

My Book, The Movie: Birch Bayh: Making a Difference.

Writers Read: Robert Blaemire.

--Marshal Zeringue