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About tucsonmike

I am originally from Brooklyn, New York and now live in Tucson, Arizona. I have discovered a passion for writing. I have five books out now, with a sixth on the way. Take a look @ my book list: The Search for Livingstone An Affair of the Heart The Search for Otzi Griffith Justice in Space. Moriarty The Life and Times of a Criminal Genius Available now on Smashwords - Amazon and Barnes and Noble As to not bore my public with just "Buy my book," I am also interested in baseball, the outdoors, art, architecture, technology, the human mind and DNA. I learned Ashkenazi Jews, of which I am one, have to lowest rate of Alzheimer's in the world. Therefore, I treat my brain as a muscle needing a workout. I enjoy good food, flirtation, beautiful women (I am happily married for thirty years), so just flirting ;) I was considered autistic when I was young, trying to figure out if I have a mild form of Aspergers and learning from that. That is for future posts. You can also see I love history. Enjoy my sarcastic silly look at the world, and making History more interesting than a textbook.

Happy Birthday, Aunt Susi


Originally posted on History & Wine:
Today, January 22nd, would have been my Aunt Susi’s 66th birthday. I remember her being very excited about turning 65 last year, as she was finally eligible for Medicare. She had struggled without health…

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Eric Braeden’s Autobiography I’ll Be Damned. Brief Review and Personal Thoughts.


For those who don’t know who Eric Braeden is, he’s an actor, whose longest and best known role is as the long time repellent character Victor Newman in The Young and the Restless.  I like characters who are villains.  I … Continue reading

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A Warped Look at Russian History, Debate Beginnings.


Chapter Seven:  Debate Preparation: Mrs. Ivanova planned the debate with the help of her Principal and the coordinator at the Veterans Club.   She could’ve done without some of the help, but there was not much choice. Local politicians were informed … Continue reading

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Harry and Meghan


I can be a grouch, but even I was impressed by the Royal Wedding.  The British really know how to do splendor. OK, why do Americans love the Royal Family so much?   The link from HuffPost will help with that. … Continue reading

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Charlie Daniels


Some of this is more than a book review.  It’s a personal take on some of the historical and current events Charlie Daniels talks about in his book.  I may disagree with some, the reader may disagree, but he has … Continue reading

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Lexington and Concord by George Daughan


If you’re an American, you learn about the first shots fired in the American Revolution.  This book concentrated on Massachusetts and what led up to those first shots.  It was more than guys dressed as Native Americans throwing tea in … Continue reading

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The Line Becomes a River, Francisco Cantu, Border Patrol, and the United States Mexico Border


I first saw the book reviewed in one of my favorite magazines, the Economist.  Living in Tucson, Arizona, the border is a part of life. I was on a long list at the library for the book, and didn’t see … Continue reading

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