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February 16, 2012
"Moscow, December 25, 1991: The Last Days of the Soviet Union". A detailed examination of the historic events surrounding the last days of the Soviet Empire.
February 9, 2012
"Emma Goldman: Revolution as a Way of Life" by Vivian Gornick. A short biography of the outspoken radical who J Edgar Hoover called "the most dangerous woman in America." Also reviewed, "Quite Enough Of Calvin Trillin," a collection of short pieces by the contemporary humorist.
February 2, 2012
"Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman", a biography of the minor German princess who became the empress of Russia written by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Robert Massie. Also reviewed, "The Forgotten Affairs of Youth" a light and fun novel by Alexander McCall Smith.
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.