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Books Read in February

I hope to write about the books that I read in January when I have time, but I'll have to start off with my February books.  The first one was a biography of James Stewart.

James Stewart by Marc Eliot

Jimmy Stewart lived a life full of integrity and had a stellar acting career.  He began his career as a rather sweet and innocent young man who'd lived a reasonably sheltered life.  He became a war-hardened man able to identify with many different types of characters and show anguish in his face.  In his greatest role in the film, It's A Wonderful Life,  Stewart took his character from an ambitious, cheerful young man to a despairing, disappointed man on the verge of suicide.

Stewart was a war hero - he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for showing incredible bravery during the Second World War.

This book is long and full of interesting anecdotes, many of which should probably be taken with a grain of salt.  Did Jimmy Stewart really lose his virginity to Ginger Rogers…