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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,’ by J.K. Rowling. I thought it was very moving and a very satisfying conclusion to the series.”

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A Short History of Nearly Everything,’ by Bill Bryson. It’s about the natural history about the planet Earth - not about the people, but how Earth got started.”

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A Death in Belmont,’ by Sebastian Junger. It’s a non-fiction book about the Boston Strangler and a guy who was falsely accused of one of the killings.”

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“I’m reading ‘American Theocracy,’ by Kevin Phillips, and ‘Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America: An Evangelical’s Lament,’ by Randall Balmer. They are both about the religious right and the detrimental effects of the religious right both on Christian faith and U.S. politics. One is secular and one is faith-based.”

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What is the What,’ by Dave Eggers. It’s a very interesting book about a Sudan refugee and how he made it through refugee camps and his life in America. It’s a work of fiction.”

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softball_sister 6 years, 7 months ago

I AM READING ALOT OF HALLOWEEN BOOKS AND ALL SORTS BUT MOST A BOOK CALLED THE PRINCESS ACAMADY AND IT IS SO AMAZING

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lmgws 6 years, 7 months ago

Kelly Mills believes "A Death in Belmont" is a non-fiction book about the Boston Strangler and a man who was falsely accused.

"A Death in Belmont" authored by Sebastian Junger is a dishonest exploitation of the tragic death of my mother, Bessie Goldberg, in 1963. An old photograph including Junger as a toddler posing with the notorious Albert DeSalvo is cleverly used as the foundation for this inaccurate and misleading tale. By manipulating the reader with incomplete facts and false statements Junger creates a scenario in which a black man, Roy Smith, is railroaded to conviction by a racist police force and an all white jury. Lacking a scintilla of evidence Junger leads the reader to believe Albert DeSalvo, who once confessed and later recanted to the role of "The Boston Strangler" is the probable culprit.

The true story of my mother's death is documented in a 1966 opinion by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court as it upheld Smith's conviction after appeal. Readers are never informed of Smith unsuccessful appeal or the strong evidence against him spelled out in the court's opinion.

Alan Dershowitz stated when interviewed about "A Death in Belmont" by NBC nightly news on April 29, 2006 "Journalism essentially lets the facts speak for themselves. This case has a thumb or maybe another finger or two on the scale of how it presents the facts."

Leah Goldberg Scheuerman

                                       Documentation upon request at lemargold at yahoo
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