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by Linda Lee
Tue Jul 08, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: TCD Tidbit #2 ~ The History of Books - Part 1
Replies: 19
Views: 3371

I'll be sure to bring my sandwich tomorrow. :lol: This was very interesting, thanks DITHOT.
by Linda Lee
Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: The Club Dumas
Topic: ONBC - An Update on The Club Dumas
Replies: 42
Views: 6680

I just ordered my book tonight, and will be looking forward to this discussion.
by Linda Lee
Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: 2008 Birthday Project for American Family Children's Hospital
Topic: 2008 Birthday Project grand total--hold on to your hats!
Replies: 61
Views: 24761

WONDERFUL!

Thank you for giving us this opportunity to honor Johnny. :smiliewithhearts: What a wonderful response from members of the Zone in these difficult economic times. :worldhug:

:balloons: :cake:
by Linda Lee
Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: 2008 Birthday Project for American Family Children's Hospital
Topic: 2008 Birthday Project hits $4,200--project ends Monday!
Replies: 17
Views: 10669

Great news!
It's always amazing what we can do together. Thanks for setting up the project, it's a great choice!
by Linda Lee
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Bryan Burrough
Topic: Bryan Burrough Q&A ~ #12
Replies: 11
Views: 3446

I agree with Parlez on this. Hoover was an egomaniac, who saw an opportunity to gain power and prestige and he seized it. In PE we saw many of Hoover's shortcomings, i.e. his temper and jealousy of agents who were seen as the heroes of the war on crime.
This is just my opinion of course.
by Linda Lee
Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Bryan Burrough
Topic: Bryan Burrough Q&A #11
Replies: 23
Views: 5103

I felt Dillinger was the most sympathetic of the gangsters. He seemed to be very charismatic in the book, so I'm not surprized that Mr. Burrough would choose him.
by Linda Lee
Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Bryan Burrough
Topic: Bryan Burrough Q&A #5
Replies: 13
Views: 3422

I'm impressed that Mr. Burrough was able to keep so many characters straight without using aids. I'm glad he enjoyed writing this book since there was so much research and time that went into it. It was an interesting book, and one I will reread. My DD has already borrowed my copy.
by Linda Lee
Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Bryan Burrough
Topic: Bryan Burrough Q&A #2
Replies: 11
Views: 2764

It was very interesting to read about the criminals operating at the same time, and the interactions/connections that they had.
by Linda Lee
Mon Mar 17, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Bryan Burrough
Topic: Bryan Burrough Q&A #1
Replies: 16
Views: 4130

It's interesting that Ma Barker, the non-criminal in the group, sparked Mr. Burrough's interest. I did not realize that all these famous criminals operated in the same time frame until I read PE.
Thank you for participating in this Q&A, Mr. Burrough, and thanks Liz and DITHOT for arranging it.
by Linda Lee
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Public Enemies
Topic: PE Question #24 ~ The Author's Goal
Replies: 29
Views: 6616

Yes, he did. Even though the origins of the FBI are not at all flattering to that organization, Burrough pointed out their mistakes and their triumphs. They were disorganized and very poorly trained. Communication was also poor. Lying came easy to the FBI when it was a matter of public relations as ...
by Linda Lee
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Public Enemies
Topic: Public Enemies Question #23 ~ The Molls
Replies: 33
Views: 15946

I thought they were strong women, most of them very loyal to their men. They also had a rebellious streak, in that it was unacceptable to live with a man who was not your husband in the 30's.
by Linda Lee
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Public Enemies
Topic: Public Enemies Question #22 ~ Public Enemies The Movie
Replies: 20
Views: 4802

I'm looking forward to:

The bank robberies

Dillinger's relationship with Billie and with his family

Dancing

How Purvis and the FBI are portayed

Dillinger's interaction with the gang members

The cars and the back roads

The escape form Crown Point Jail

The costumes
by Linda Lee
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: Public Enemies
Topic: Dillinger on PBS in February
Replies: 40
Views: 9363

Thanks Lucky 13, for the report and the screen caps. I was hoping Netflix might have this available, but while they have other episodes of the American Experience they're not offering this one yet.
by Linda Lee
Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Public Enemies
Topic: PE Question #18 ~ The Cult of Celebrity
Replies: 36
Views: 7531

Re: PE Question #18 ~ The Cult of Celebrity

I haven't read anyone else's answers yet. I suppose it could be because we don't want to believe their dead. They're too young to die. We take an interest in their lives and have an emotional attachment because we've grown up listening to their music or watching them on TV or in the movies, they are...
by Linda Lee
Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Public Enemies
Topic: Public Enemies Question #21 ~ Myth vs. Reality
Replies: 30
Views: 6158

gemini wrote:
Burrough has educated me about the whole era.


That's true for me too and the story is as fascinating as fiction but better because it is fact.

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