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May 2, 2013
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at a novel, “HHhH” by Laurent Binet based on the assassination of a Nazi Security Chief by Czech resistance fighters. Also reviewed, “Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School.” by Kevin Smokler.
April 25, 2013
Two big books on baseball from the University of Nebraska Press- one remembering the 1964 St Louis Cardinals, “Drama and Pride in the Gateway City: the 1964 St Louis Cardinals.” and the other on the 1947 New York Yankees, “Bridging Two Dynasties: the 1947 New York Yankees.
April 18, 2013
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at “The Forgotten” by David Baldacci. A murder mystery set in a small Gulf Coast community. Also reviewed, a book about the Nebraska author’s long relationship with a famous family- “The Uncommon Friendship of Yaltah Menuhin and Willa Cather.
April 11, 2013
“The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power” by Kim Ghattus. An insider’s look at the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton as she traveled the world dealing with the challenges of diplomacy.
April 4, 2013
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at, “True Believers” by Kurt Anderson. A clever political-thriller of characters who came of age in the turbulent late 60’s. Also reviewed, a short book for the general reader on many topics in science called, “A Little History of Science”
March 28, 2013
The latest revival of Sherlock Holmes, this time in pursuit of treachery in the British military entitled, “Death on a Pale Horse” by Donald Thomas.
March 21, 2013
After leaving the White House, Harry S. Truman carried on an 18 year correspondence with Secretary of State, Dean Acheson which is revealed in a University of Nebraska Press trade paper edition. “Affection and Trust”
March 14, 2013
“Dinner with Churchill: Policy-Making at the Dinner Table”. A look at the life of Winston Churchill from the perspective of his love for food and drink.
March 7, 2013
Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at, "The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap" a memoir of opening a used bookstore in a small, West Virginia town. Also reviewed, a fast-moving thriller about ex-Nazis set in Ireland entitled, "Ratlines".
February 28, 2013
A collection of essays written about our adventures in space exploration called, “Space Chronicles” by the Director of the Hayden Planetariaums, Neil DeGrassee Tyson.