Tara A. Rowe

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About me

Location Nampa, Idaho
Introduction I am an independent historian, a native Idahoan, an avid reader, a lifelong fan of baseball, and a Democrat. The Political Game offers progressive perspectives on current events, Idaho history & politics, and the political world President Kennedy once referred to as a "great chess game."
Interests Modern U.S. History, The Kennedy Assassination, Ezra Pound, Ambassador Adlai Stevenson, The 60s, Democratic Party, Chess, Vietnam War, Baseball, Higher Education, Atlanta Braves, Stallings, U.S. Constitution, Idaho Politics, Archival Management, Lincoln, Idaho History, Music, Poetry & Literature, Seattle Mariners, History of Mental Hospitals and Asylums
Favorite Movies Everything with Morgan Freeman, Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei (The Edukators), Eight Men Out, Sneakers, The Contender, Parkland, The Princess Bride, Field of Dreams, Into the Wild, Bobby, Amistad, The Jane Austen Book Club, All The President's Men, Preston Sturges films, Fight Club, Playing By Heart, Some Like It Hot, The Hours, For Love of The Game, 12 Angry Men, Evening, Rain Man, The X-Files: Fight the Future, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, JFK, Thirteen Days, Ghosts of Mississippi, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Executive Action, Ray, The Lake House, La Dolce Vita, Possession, Invictus, Music Within, The Blindside, Das Boot, Pirate Radio, One Week, North by Northwest, or anything with Cary Grant.
Favorite Music Pearl Jam, Ray Charles, Sheryl Crow, Soul Asylum, Jakob Dylan, Ryan Adams, Ella Fitzgerald, Shinedown, Collective Soul, Five For Fighting, Michael Stipe, Charlie Parker, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Seven Mary Three, John Coltrane, Neil Young, Tonic, The Wallflowers, Emerson Hart, Jon McLaughlin, Gavin Rossdale, Dixie Chicks, Hanson, REM, Lucinda Williams, Big & Rich, Rob Thomas, Matchbox 20, Eve 6, Train, Third Eye Blind, Soundgarden, Bush, Pat Monahan, Eddie Vedder, Counting Crows, Blessid Union of Souls, Gavin deGraw, Matt Nathanson, Jonny Lang, The Spill Canvas, Miles Davis, Joshua Radin, Dashboard Confessional, Joss Stone, Etta James, Five Times August, Straylight Run, Everlast, Ken Block, Joni Mitchell, Keb' Mo', Mat Kearney, Better Than Ezra, The Damnwells, Wayman Tisdale, Jack's Mannequin, Dixie Chicks, Live, Warren Zevon, Natalie Merchant, Crash Test Dummies, Everclear, NEEDTOBREATHE, Dave Koz, Scars on 45, Louis Armstrong, David Ramirez, Jason Isbell, Barenaked Ladies, Temple of the Dog, Sister Hazel, Delta Rae, 3 Doors Down, Lee DeWyze, KT Tunstall, Aaron Lewis, Brett Dennen, Ingrid Michaelson
Favorite Books Anything by Sarah Vowell, The Art of Fielding, Profiles in Courage, Wilson's Ghost, Possession, The Bridges of Madison County, Evening, Rasselas, In the Beauty of the Lilies, The Catcher in the Rye, Losing America, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Letters to a Young Poet, The History Boys, The Guns of August, Inherit the Wind, Mrs. Dalloway, An Unfinished Life, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Howards End, We Were the Mulvaneys, Virginia Swift novels, All Over Creation, Hail to the Chief, Counselor: A Life at the Edge of History, The Kennedy Detail, The Golden Notebook, The Quiet American, Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir, Dallas 1963, Richard Greener's Locator Series, Scandinavian mystery novels

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