Hitting the Books with Gary Thorne: “Crazy Horse - A Life”

Hitting the books 600.jpgCrazy Horse is a name that evokes the history of Native Americans in the western United States at a time when they were being pushed from their lands, and the violence between U.S. troops and numerous tribes was ongoing.

Among the most noted of all chiefs, Crazy Horse’s life is tough to recreate. Larry McMurtry tried to do just that in “Crazy Horse - A Life,” written in 1999.

The writing is suburb. The story is engrossing. Check out the video for more on the book.

I am delighted the Enoch Pratt Free Library is joining us on this blog. We will hear from different members of their staff regarding favorite reads and library programs.

Roswell Encina is director of communications at the Enoch Pratt Free Library and offers us this favorite, “The Art of Fielding” by Chad Harbach.

“This baseball book is beautifully and intelligent written with memorable characters and names like Henry Skrimshander and Guert Affenlight,” Encina says. “It showcases the pressure and anxiety of collegiate baseball players and their aspirations of the big leagues. But this book is more than just baseball. For non-sports enthusiasts, it has universal themes like suffering and failure. This book is the baseball equivalent of ‘Friday Night Lights.’ “

I join Roswell in urging this read.

Enjoy the video.

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.” ― Stephen King, “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft”

Gary Thorne is the play-by-play voice of the Orioles on MASN, and the 2015 season is his ninth with the club and 30th covering Major League Baseball. His blog will appear regularly throughout the season. The Orioles and the Enoch Pratt Free Library have partnered on the Tom Clancy Orioles Reading Club, where children up to fifth grade earn tickets to an Orioles game by reading five books from a special reading list.

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