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Hey Ravens fans! Readings for Purple Friday
Hey Ravens fans! Readings for Purple Friday

As the Baltimore Ravens get ready for this weekend's game, folks are geared up for a special playoff edition of Purple Friday, with colorful sweatshirts, caps, shirts, sweaters, etc. For the bookish, here are some favorite purple titles, to get in the mood for the game. -- "Harold and the Purple Crayon." Crockett Johnson's marvelous children's book describes the adventures of a boy who draws his own adventures with a magical crayon. -- "The Purple Decades-A Reader." The sampler of new journalism by Tom Wolfe, one of my favorite authors, includes pieces such as "Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers" and excerpts from "The Right Stuff." --...

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