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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.
July 26, 2012
Charles Stephen and guest reviewer David Williams discuss Robert Caro's "The Passage of Power" the fourth volume in his masterful biography of Lyndon Johnson. more››
July 24, 2012
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July 19, 2012
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin, a writer's report of her year-long experiment in seeking to make her life more satisfying. Also, Charles Stephen reviews a new writer bringing the late Robert Parker's private eye Spenser back to life in the recently... more››
July 12, 2012
Charles Stephen reflects on the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author, Barbara Tuchman, on the 50th Anniversary of her best-selling work, "The Guns of August" a book that brought alive in powerful prose, the end of an era with the first World War.
July 5, 2012
This week, Charles examines "The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy and King" by Walter R Borneman, a look at the men who ran the U S Navy during the Second World War. Also reviewed, "Saul Bellow: Letters" a wide selection of letters from one of America's top novelists.

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