“Roosevelt’s Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II” by Joseph Persico. How President Roosevelt became a “hands-on” war leader surrounded by talented, if prickly, military commanders.
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September 19, 2013
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich. A novel narrated by a 13-year old American Indian boy whose mother is attacked and the impact on his family and tribe when he seeks revenge.
September 11, 2013
“Across the Pond: An Englishman’s View of America” by Terry Eagleton. An entertaining and pointed look at the customs and idiosyncrasies of Americans. Also reviewed, a new crime novel set in the author’s home country of Italy, “Death and the Olive Grove”.
September 5, 2013
“The Great Dissent”by Thomas Healy. After a distinguished career as a conservative judge, Oliver Wendell Holmes changed his mind and affirmed the value of free speech in a case known as “Abrams”.
August 29, 2013
Three different University Press releases- one on poetry, “Losing the Ring in the River: Poems by Marge Saiser" on baseball, “Baseball’s New Frontier” and on archeology in Nebraska, “Custer, Cody and Grand Duke Alexis.”
August 22, 2013
“The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm 1940-1965.” The final volume of a vast biography that takes Churchill from the day he was appointed Prime Minister through the war years up until his passing.
August 15, 2013
Guest reviewer Bruce Stephen looks at “Letter to a Young Scientist” by E.O. Wilson- advice to new students of science. Also reviewed, “Friend of the Court” by Floyd Abrams. A collection of essays and speeches by the longtime defender of the first amendment.
August 8, 2013
“The Guns at Last Light: the War in Western Europe 1944-45” by Rick Atkinson- the final volume in Atkinson’s powerful “Liberation Trilogy” that takes the Allies from D-Day to the Nazi collapse.
July 31, 2013
Guest reviewer Stephen Griffith looks at “Diana’s Diary” An adventure of discovery and romance in colonial Africa. Also reviewed, “The Tooth Tattoo” by Peter Lovesey (LOVE zee) a fun crime novel featuring a string quartet from Bath England.
July 24, 2013
Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at a biography of the husband of England’s Queen Elizabeth II, “Prince Philip” by Philip Eade. Also reviewed, “The Last Battle”, a true story of how at the very end of World War II, American and German soldiers joined forces to defend imprisoned French leaders.