Guest reviewer Jerry Johnston looks at "The Firey Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery" by Eric Foner. An examination of Lincoln's evolving attitude towards slavery and African Americans.
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September 29, 2011
September 15, 2011
Charles Stephen reviews "Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth" by Frederick Kempe.
September 8, 2011
Guest reviewer, Jane Hood looks at "In the Garden of Beasts" by Eric Larson. A portrait of Berlin during the rise of the Nazi Party, as seen through the eyes of William Dodd the US ambassador and his 24 year old daughter.
September 1, 2011
"The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris" by David McCullough. An historical look at the many American artists, writers and others who found home in 19th century Paris long before Hemingway and Fitzgerald.
August 25, 2011
Charles Stephen discusses three books. Biographies of Millard Fillmore and Charles Dickens, and then a Cold War spy novel, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" by British author John le Carré.
August 25, 2011
"Twenty-Five Books that Shaped America" by Thomas Foster. A sprightly and informed group of essays on the importance of particular books in our history. Also reviewed, "SixKill" by Robert Parker, the late author's 39th crime novel featuring his Boston private eye, Spenser.
August 11, 2011
"The Mind's Eye" by Oliver Sachs. Stories from the casebook of the noted neurologist about creative people who have learned to compensate for devastating physical disabilities.
August 4, 2011
Three book reviews, covering topics ranging from advice on life given to broadcaster Katie Couric, a brief baseball biography of the Detroit Tiger's Hank Greenberg and science in ancient Greece--a story of Greek imagination.
July 28, 2011
Guest reviewer Barbara Rixstein looks at "The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared" by Alice Ozma. A memoir of the author whose father read to her every night of her life from the 4th grade and only ending when she left home for college. Also reviewed, "Portaits of the Prairie--the... more››
July 21, 2011
"To End All Wars: a Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918". The first World War as seen through the lives of people who opposed it.