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January 26, 2012
Guest reviewer, David Williams looks at Walter Isaacson's biography of Apple Co-Founder, Steve Jobs
January 19, 2012
"Charles Dickens: A Life" A new biography of the English novelist by the acclaimed literary biography, Claire Tomalin.
January 5, 2012
Guest reviewer Jerry Petr (PET ur) looks at two recent books about the history and current role of economics, "The Clash That Defined Modern Economics" by Nicholas Wapshott and "Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism" by Ha-Joon Chang
December 22, 2011
"Wait for Me: Memoirs" by Deborah Mitford. The memoirs of the Duchess of Devonshire, the youngest of a brood of controversial sisters. Also reviewed, "Emily Alone" by Stewart O'Nan. A short, charming novel about the life of an aging widow who lives alone in Pittsburgh.
December 22, 2011
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at "Life Itself" by Roger Ebert. A memoir by the long time Chicago movie reviewer. Charles Stephen then reviews "December 1941: Twelve Days That Began a World War" by Evan Mawdsley.
December 15, 2011
Charles Stephen offers his short list of Favorite Books from 2012, just in time for gift-giving ideas.
December 8, 2011
"On Conan Doyle" by Michael Dirda. A tribute to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his many writings by the Pulizer Prize winning journalist. Also reviewed on the same theme, "A Study in Sherlock" edited by King and Klinger. A collection of short stories written with Holmes in mind.
December 1, 2011
"Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at "Cutting the Stone" by Abraham Verghese, a big novel which stretches from India to Ethiopia to New York and tells the story of Siamese twins born to an Indian nun and an American surgeon."
November 24, 2011
"Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens". A large collection of essays and reviews written over the past seven years by the spirited author.
November 17, 2011
Guest reviewer Pat Leach discusses two books: "Nothing to Envy" by Barbara Demick, about the experiences of six who defected from North Korea. And a novel, "The Surrendered" by Chang Rae Lee.