Saturday, May 23, 2015

NY Times Bestseller List (Non Fiction) May 24th 2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Non-Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending May 24th 2015

10 - Deal - Bill Kreutzmann and Benjy Eisen
(Debut)
An account of the three wild decades of drumming for the Grateful Dead.

9  -  Dead Wake - Erik Larson
(9 weeks on list)

8  -  Hope - Amanda Berry and Gina Dejesus with Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan
(2 weeks on list) (#1 last week)
Two of the women abducted and abused by a Cleveland school bus driver until they escaped after 10 years, tell their story.

7 -  American Wife - Taya Kyle with Jim DeFelice
(Debut)
The widow of Chris Kyle, of "American Sniper" fame, describes her life after his death.

6  -  The Book of Joan - Melissa Rivers
(Debut)
A memoir of life, often uproarious, with the comedian Joan Rivers, written by her daughter.

5  -  It's A Long Story - Willie Nelson and David Ritz
(Debut)
The country music star discusses his life's journey, from selling encyclopedias to professional fame.

4  -  And The Good News is... - Dana Perino
(3 weeks on list)

3  -  The Road To Character - David Brooks
(4 weeks on list)

2  -  Clinton Cash - Peter Schweizer
(Debut)
An examination of donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities.

1  -  THE WRIGHT BROTHERS - DAVID MCCULLOUGH
(DEBUT)
THE STORY OF THE BICYCLE MECHANICS FROM OHIO WHO USHERED IN THE AGE OF FLIGHT.

Classic Movie Poster of the Week

Rain Man
1988

Winner of the Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director (Barry Levinson), Best Actor (Dustin Hoffman) and Best Original Screenplay at the 61st Academy Awards in 1989.



Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

May 18th 2015
Ronda Rousey 


Sunday, May 17, 2015

NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) 05/17/2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending May 17th 2015
(click on debut titles to purchase at Amazon)

10 - Early Warning - Jane Smiley
(Debut)
The second volume of the Last Hundred Years trilogy, covers the years 1953-1986.

9  -  The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
(13 weeks on list)

8  -  At the Water's Edge - Sara Gruen
(5 weeks on list)

7  -  The Liar - Nora Roberts 
(3 weeks on list)

6  -  The Bone Tree - Greg Iles
(2 weeks on list)

5  -  God Help the Child - Toni Morrison
(2 weeks on list)

4  -  All  The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
(52 weeks on list)

3  -  The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins
(16 weeks on list)

2  -  Memory Man - David Baldacci
(2nd week on list) (last week at #1)

1  - Gathering Prey - John Sanford
(Debut)
In the 25th installment of the Prey series, Lucas Davenport is on the trail of killers who have targeted a group of vagabonds called the Travelers.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sports Illustrated Cover of the Week

Mark Donohue wins the 1972 Indianapolis 500
June 5th 1972


NY Times Bestseller List (Fiction) 05/10/2015

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top Ten
Week Ending May 10th 2015
(click on the debut titles to buy at Amazon)

10 - At the Water's Edge - Sara Gruen
(4 weeks on list)

9  -  The Nightingale - Kristin Hannah
(12 weeks on list)

8  -  The Stranger - Harlan Coben
(5 weeks on list)

7  -  Every Fifteen Minutes - Lisa Scottoline
(2 weeks on list)

6  -  The Liar - Nora Roberts
(2 weeks on list)

5  -  God Help The Child - Toni Morrison
(Debut)
Her mother's rejection shapes the life of a dark-skinned woman who becomes successful in business but personally unhappy.

4  -  The Bone Tree - Greg Iles
(Debut)
In the second book of a trilogy, following "Natchez Burning", the prosecutor Penn Cage's attempt to find his father, a doctor who has gone into hiding following the murder of his African-American nurse, brings him up against the KKK.

3  -  All The Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
(51 weeks on list)

2  -  The Girls on the Train - Paula Hawkins
(15 weeks on list) (13 consecutive weeks at #1)

1  -  MEMORY MAN - DAVID BALDACCI
(DEBUT)
A POLICE DETECTIVE WHO LEFT THE FORCE WHEN HIS FAMILY WAS MURDERED TEAMS UP WITH HIS FORMER PARTNER TO SOLVE THE CASE, RELYING ON THE EXTRAORDINARY MEMORY HE DEVELOPED AS A RESULT OF A COLLISION IN HIS EARLIER FOOTBALL CAREER.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Dan Blocker (Hoss Cartwright)

May 13th 1972
The world lost one its gentle giants in Dan Blocker, known to the world as Hoss Cartwright, died suddenly after gall bladder surgery.

An tremendously kind man, Dan would endear himself to millions over multiple generations in Bonanza, seen in reruns 40 years after his untimely passing.




Wednesday, May 6, 2015

2015 NBA MVP

Stephen Curry
 Golden State Warriors 
2014-2015 NBA MVP

He was is only the 2nd Warriors player to win the NBA MVP trophy and 1st since Wilt Chamberlain in 1960 when they were still the Philadelphia Warriors.

He has already become the Warriors all time leader in 3-point field goals made (1070) and 3-point field goal attempts (1577).  Along with new headcoach Steve Kerry the Warriors had the best record in the NBA for 2014-15 with a 67-15 record and winners of the Pacific division by 11 games over the Los Angeles Clippers.



1985 Kentucky Derby


May 4th 1985

The 111th running of the Kentucky Derby,
Angel Cordero, Jr. up on Spend A Buck grab the lead before the first turn and go on to run the 3rd fastest Kentucky Derby in history to that time.



Full Results

FinishedPostHorseJockeyTrainerOwnerTime / behind
1stSpend a BuckAngel Cordero, Jr.Hunter Farm
2ndStephan's OdysseyL. Pincay Jr.H. deKwiatkowski
3rdChief's CrownD. MacBethStar Crown Stable
4thFast AccountC. McCarronW. R. Hawn
5thProud TruthJ. VelasquezDarby Dan Farm
6thSkywalkerE. DelahoussayeOak Cliff Stable
7thTank's ProspectG. StevensMr. & Mrs. E. Klein
8thFloating ReserveS. HawleyRobert Hibbert
9thRhoman RuleJ. VasquezBrownell Combs II.
10thEncolureR. ArdoinFred Porter Estate
11thIrish FighterP. DayIzzie Proler
12thEternal PrinceR. MiglioreHurst, Steinbrenner, Post & Spendthrift Farm
13thI Am the GameD. McHargueLeatherbury & Mandjuris