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”.
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August 15, 2012
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.
June 28, 2012
This week, Charles looks into "They Eat Puppies, Don't They" by Chistopher Buckley, a novel of political satire dealing with corrupt lobbying, the Dalai Lama and China. Also reviewed, a book of Stanley Plumly poetry called, "Orphan Hours."
June 21, 2012
Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at Anne Sebba's biography, "That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor", a look at the controversial life of the woman for whom a king willingly gave up his crown. Also reviewed, "Beastly Things" by Donna Leon, the latest in the popular series of... more››