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Boxing Great Sugar Ray Robinson Cared for His Opponents in the Ring
Sherwood Ross - PVNN

Sugar Ray Robinson, ranked by the Associated Press as the greatest boxer of the 20th Century, also exhibited a caring and compassionate nature that matched his talent.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco |

Mary Renault's 'The Last of the Wine' Reviewed
Alex Gomez - PVNN

I've always seen 'The Last of the Wine' as the natural sequel to Renault's 'The Charioteer', because of the three male protagonists and would-be lovers in the first, two of them trying to live their lives according to Plato's (by means of Socrates) treatise on love, The Phaedrus.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco |

Hard to Find Books From Mexico
Leslie Korn, PhD, MPH - PVNN

During my research and studies into the culture of west Mexico I have used a valuable resource called Books from Mexico that has consistently served as a superb resource for both commonly available and hard to find or out of print books on and about Mexico.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco |

Opening Soviet Archives Providing New Insight Into Stalin's Mind
Sherwood Ross - PVNN

Much of the information shedding light on the character of the dictator is being unearthed from the archives of the Soviet Union, opened in the 1990s after the collapse of Communism, and which is the source material for a series of some 25 books titled The Annals of Communism, published by Yale University Press.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco |

The Reluctant Fundamentalist Reviewed
Alex Gomez - PVNN

'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' is a brief but very dense and intense read, which I recommend to anyone with suspicions about American foreign policy and an open mind. Or even someone closed off, that it might open his/her mind.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco |

Disorder in the Court
PVNN

These are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts, and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco |

Promoting Reading in Puerto Vallarta
Pilar Perez - PVNN

Puerto Vallarta's Art and Culture Department and Los Mangos Public Library are combining their efforts to promote reading in Puerto Vallarta through an upcoming event, 'Puerto Vallarta Lee Pedro Paramo' (Puerto Vallarta Reads Pedro Paramo) scheduled to take place from October 11 to November 20.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco |

Book Signings at Daiquiri Dick's
PVNN

On Sunday, May 30th from noon to 3 pm, Banderas Bay area authors Doug Danielson, Robert Hardin, and Bob Lamb will sign editions of their recently published books on the beach behind one of Puerto Vallarta's most famous restaurants, Daiquiri Dick's.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco |

The Passion of the Baptist, not the Christ?
PVNN

Recent research embodied in a new book by Agron Belica invites our attention to the predicament of John the Baptist, popularly known for little more than the story of his beheading by order of Herod Antipas at the behest of a seductive dancing girl, the infamous Salome.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco |

Local Author Publishes New Courtroom Thriller
PVNN

Yelapa writer Robert Hardin announces the release of 'Manson Retrial,' the latest novel in the popular David Armstrong, criminal attorney, series. In this book Armstrong decides Charles Manson's famous murder trial was a miscarriage of justice and volunteers to seek a new trial for him.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco |

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