Guest reviewer Stephen Griffith looks at,"No God But God: the Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam". Also reviewed, "Stateside" a book of poems by Jehanne Dubrow.
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July 7, 2011
"Eisenhower 1956: the President's Year of Crisis--Suez and the Brink of War" by David Nichols. An examination of President Eisenhower's reaction to the dangerous international incident that saw Britain, France and Israel invade Egypt after that country's nationalization of the Suez Canal.
June 30, 2011
Guest reviewer Patch Leach looks at "The Tiger" by James Vailliant. A natural, political and geographical history of the far eastern region of the former USSR. Also reviewed, "Lastingness: the Art of Old Age". A look at writers and artists who remained productive until the end of life.
June 23, 2011
"The Siege of Washington" by John and and Charles Lockwood. A detailed look at why the Confederacy did not attack the Union's vulnerable capitol in the first weeks of the Civil War.
June 16, 2011
Charles Stephen and his wife Pat discuss "This Won't Hurt a Bit" and "Beyond Dimaggio"
June 9, 2011
Reflections on the many translations and the literary impact of Homer's Epic poem, "The Odyssey".
June 2, 2011
"A Professor, a Meteor and a President" historical account of how a fiery meteor falling in Connecticut in 1807 contributed to the transformation of American science. Also reviewed, "The Informant" by Thomas Perry. A fast moving crime novel which sees the return of the professional assassin known... more››
May 26, 2011
"Iphigenia in Forest Hills: Anatomy of a Murder Trial" by Janet Malcom. A brilliantly told true story of guilt and innocence in the 2007 murder and trial in Queens New York. Also reviewed, "It's All About the Bike" by Robert Penn. A short book about Bicycles, their history and their special... more››
May 19, 2011
Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at "The Women Jefferson Loved," a look at the personal life of Thomas Jefferson and the diverse women he loved and who loved him. Also reviewed: "The School of Night," by Louis Bayard, a crime novel in which modern-day scholars look for hidden gold in the ancient... more››
May 12, 2011
"Drawing Conclusions" by Donna Leon. The 20th in the series of popular mysteries starring Commissario Guido Brunetti and the city of Venice. Also reviewed, "Ghost Light" by Joseph O'Connor a turbulent love story based on a true story of a poor, ambitious actress and a brilliant, older playwright.