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September 17, 2012
"The Rocks Don’t Lie: a Geologist Investigates Noah’s Flood" by David Montgomery. A very readable account of the role played by geology in understanding the ancient history of the earth.
September 10, 2012
Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard and a Civil War Historian, described how the US came to terms with the huge death toll in his book, “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War”. Also reviewed, “Postscrpts: Retrospections On Time and Place” by Robert Root. Essays about the... more››
September 4, 2012
"Mission to Paris" by Alan Furst. The latest in the author's elegant, espionage novels set in pre WWII Europe
August 31, 2012
Guest reviewer Stephen Griffith looks at "Christianity After Religion" by Diana Butler Bass, an examination of the decline of mainline churches and signs of a new spiritual awakening outside of institution-bound religion. Also, Charles reviews "Leave it to Psmith," a not-so-new novel from the... more››
August 28, 2012
Guest reviewer Stephen Griffith looks at "Christianity After Religion" by Diana Butler Bass. An examination of the decline of mainline churches and signs of a new spiritual awakening outside of institution-bound religion. Also reviewed, a not-so-new novel from the British master of the light,... more››
August 23, 2012
"Bring Up the Bodies" by Hilary Mantel is the second novel about the life and times of Thomas Cromwell and his plot to bring down King Henry the 8th's wife, Ann Boleyn. The first novel, "Wolf Hall" won the Man Booker Prize for best novel of 2009.
August 21, 2012
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at "The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin". A chilling account of how a low-level KGB officer managed to ascend to absolute power in Russia. Also reviewed, a book of poems by Thomas Lynch entitled, "Walking Papers".
August 15, 2012
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at“The Man Without a Face: the Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin”. A chilling account of how a low-level KGB officer managed to ascend to absolute power in Russia. Also reviewed a book of poems by Thomas Lynch entitled, “Walking Papers”.
August 9, 2012
“The Making of a Patriot: Benjamin Franklin at the Cockpit” by Sheila Skemp. Franklin, living in London in 1774, had hoped for peace between the colonists and England. This book looks at an incident in which Franklin was verbally abused, which helped change his mind about future relations.
August 1, 2012
Charles Stephen and guest reviewer David Williams discuss "The Passage of Power", the fourth volume in Robert Caro's masterful biography of Lyndon Johnson.

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