"Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man" by Walter Stahr. A full-length biography of William Henry Seward, who served as Secretary of State in the cabinet of Abraham Lincoln.
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November 29, 2012
November 14, 2012
"Fear Itself" by Andrew Rosenheim. A political thriller which sees an FBI agent infiltrate a German-American group trying to keep the U.S. out of WWII. Also reviewed, "The Jewels of Paradise" by Donna Leon
November 7, 2012
"The Shadow of a Great Rock: a Literary Appreciation of the King James Bible" by Harold Bloom. Also reviewed, "A Sunless Sea" by Anne Perry. A Victorian crime novel set in London.
October 31, 2012
"The Sahara: A Cultural History". A lively look at the geography, the myths and history of the great desert. Also reviewed, "Mortality" by Christopher Hitchens. A small, moving book written during the last year of the author’s life.
October 24, 2012
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at, "The Dog Stars" a novel set in a post apocalyptic future about a man trying to recover the values that made life worth living. Also reviewed, "Losing It" a lighthearted memoir about aging.
October 17, 2012
Two crimes novels: one from a Swedish author, "Munster’s Case" and one from an American, "X-O".
October 10, 2012
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at "Canada" by Richard Ford. A novel in which a boy takes refuge in Canada when his parents commit a crime. Also reviewed, "Monty and Rommel: Parallel Lives", a look at the backgrounds of WWIIs most famous generals.
October 3, 2012
"Final Victory: FDR’s Extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign" by Stanely Weintraub. An historian looks at the busy last year of FDR’s life as he won his fourth term as President.
September 26, 2012
Charles Stephen interviews NET pioneer, Ron Hull about his new memoir,"Backstage: Stories From My Life in Public Television"
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.