Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at a new biography of childhood film star Shirley Temple in "The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression" by John Kasson. Also reviewed, "The Adventures of Henry Thoreau." A view of the writer as a young man.
All About Books On Demand
July 23, 2014
July 17, 2014
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at a history of the development of the American cultural psyche, including its religious roots in a book entitled, "American Soul" by Ronald Schenk.
July 10, 2014
"Denali's Howl" The true story of the 1967 climbing disaster on Alaska's Mt. McKinley in which seven climbers lost their lives.
July 3, 2014
Choosing a book to read for your own enjoyment is one thing, but the responsibility of choosing a book for young readers to learn and hopefully enjoy, is quite another. Sharon Bishop chose the Great Gatsby for her High School English students.
June 26, 2014
"Hotel Florida: Truth, Love and Death in the Spanish Civil War" by Amanda Vaill. The stories of 6 people, among them, Ernest Hemingway and photographer Robert Capa, as they live and work amid the chaos and brutality of war.
June 19, 2014
An interview with John Stevens Berry, co-author of a just published book which takes a new look at the 1958 Starkweather murder case, "The Twelfth Victim: the Innocence of Caril Fugate in the Starkweather Murder Rampage."
June 12, 2014
"D-Day Illustrated Edition." An over sized, fully-illustrated edition of Historian Stephen Ambrose's 1994 book on the World War II invasion.
June 12, 2014
"D-Day Illustrated Edition." An oversized, fully-illustrated edition of Historian Stephen Ambrose's 1994 book on the World War II invasion.
June 5, 2014
Books introduce us to new characters, perspectives and even worlds. And rarely, an extraordinary book can change the way we see our own world. Clay Naff found a book that helped him see people in a new light.
May 29, 2014
"American Romantic" by Ward Just. A superb novel about a young American foreign service officer stationed in Indochina and the two women who loved him.