Author Archives: Gregory Crouch

The best novel I’ve read in ten years…

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain. It’s the best novel I’ve read in ten years, since Sometimes a Great Notion and Angle of Repose. In my opinion, it’s one of the great American war stories, and I’m shelving … Continue reading

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“Astoria” by Peter Stark, reviewed by Gregory Crouch

My review of Peter Stark’s superb new book “Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire” Continue reading

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“Right Mate, Let’s Get On With It” FREE for the next 5 days

In honor of the 2nd anniversary of Athol Whimp’s passing, I’ve made my eStory “Right Mate, Let’s Get On With It” FREE for the next five days. Continue reading

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Make ‘em like they used to? They don’t even draw ‘em like they used to.

Gorgeous commemorative card added to the collection of the San Francisco Aviation Museum & Library. Continue reading

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One of the most interesting people in baseball

Farhan Zaidi, who works in the front office of the Oakland A’s, and one of the guys I’d most like to meet for a drink. Continue reading

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Jay Renneberg’s obituary

Jay was a fantastic guy to spend time with, and I’ll always treasure my memories of the climbs we did together. They were too few. Continue reading

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Podcast of my interview with Nik Hawks

The podcast of my interview with Nik Hawks of Paleo Treats. Continue reading

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100-year old pilot returns to Burma…

…And of course it’s Moon Chin. Continue reading

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A century of air travel and a gorgeous wind map

Links to two gorgeous websites: one that documents a century of air travel and the other that graphically illustrates current wind conditions in the United States. Continue reading

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“Into Action” is FREE this weekend

FREE this weekend: A stark military tragedy that hinges on a young soldier’s struggle to remain loyal to his distant girlfriend in a morally trying, sexually charged situation, “Into Action” spotlights the complicated emotional choices shouldered by young men at war. Continue reading

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