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Anne Cullison
Lover of all things books. Spends her time chasing three rambunctious children and enjoys picking up books to read as soon as they fall asleep.

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Richard Wright and His "Native Son"

By Anne Cullison. Sep 1, 2014. 9:00 AM.

Topics: American Literature, Literature

Great American writer, Richard Wright, was best known for his novels Black Boy and Native Son. Wright was born on September 4, 1908 in Natchez, Mississippi. He was the grandson of slaves, and the son of a sharecropper. His father left the family when Wright was only five years old, leaving him in the sole care of his mother.

     
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The Inflammatory Martin Amis: An Accomplished Author with a Sharp Tongue

By Anne Cullison. Aug 24, 2014. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Literature

English novelist, Martin Louis Amis was born on August 25, 1949. Works such as his bestselling novel Money and his memoir Experience, have brought Amis both critical acclaim and awards. However, his life and works have not been without controversy.

     
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Doyle Brunson- Poker Legend!

By Anne Cullison. Aug 8, 2014. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Biographies

If anyone has a poker face, it is Doyle Brunson. Born on August 10, 1933, he was the first player to earn $1,000,000 in poker tournaments and has won ten World Series of Poker tournaments throughout his career. A master of the game, Brunson is ranked second for all time in poker play.

     
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Top Ten Spacey Posts: From Astronauts to Science Fiction

By Anne Cullison. Aug 4, 2014. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Science

On August 5, 1930, the day Neil Alden Armstrong was born, the stars were still a distant object of wonder. No one could have possibly imagined that the little boy born that day would one day be the first of only a handful of men to walk on the moon. The stars, the moon, and space exploration have remained objects of fascination for people the world over. Take a moment and be fascinated yourself with our ten best articles about space.

     
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5 Great Exploration Stories: From Everest to the Moon

By Anne Cullison. Jul 17, 2014. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Science

What makes a great exploration story? Is it bold? Is it real? Or is it just something that makes you experience your very own adrenaline rush?

     
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Success in Private: Four Famously Reclusive Authors

By Anne Cullison. Jul 14, 2014. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Legendary Authors, Literature

Author J.D. Salinger, is notable for many reasons, not the least of which is his reclusiveness.  His novel, Catcher in the Rye, was first published July 16, 1951 and has sold over 60 million copies worldwide. While Salinger's work has inspired people worldwide, from teenagers to criminals, it is perhaps the author's isolation that fascinates us the most.

     
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Merry Christmas... In July!

By Anne Cullison. Jul 13, 2014. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Children's Books, Christmas Books

In the heart of summer, many of us are reeling from skyrocketing temperatures and thinking wistfully of the crisp days of winter. Cool down as we celebrate Christmas in July and browse the following collectible Christmas favorites.

     
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn & These 10 Writers Did Too

By Anne Cullison. Jun 27, 2014. 9:00 AM.

Topics: American Literature

Although Brooklyn rarely receives the same attention as Manhattan, its population exceeds that of San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston, and Miami combined. Considering its size, location, and (relatively) low cost of living, it is no surprise that Brooklyn has fostered a wealth of talented writers. Here are ten of the most collectible authors with ties to Brooklyn.

     
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Dan Brown - Hugely Successful Author - Failed Songwriter

By Anne Cullison. Jun 20, 2014. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Modern First Editions

When you think of Dan Brown, you may think of books filled with intrigue and cyphers, or you may think of movies starring Tom Hanks. However, what you aren’t likely to think of is a man whose original career aspiration was to be a songwriter and pianist.

     
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Jean-Paul Sartre: A Man of Being

By Anne Cullison. Jun 19, 2014. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Nobel Prize Winners

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, and political activist. Born on June 21, 1905, he was a man of many talents, many of which you may be aware of. However, as an exceedingly diverse character there are probably many interesting things you don’t know!

     
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