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June 20, 2013
“The Second Arab Awakening”. A highly readable account by an American academic of the attempts, successes and failures to foster progress and peace in the troubled Arab world.
June 13, 2013
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at the best selling book by Sheryl Sandberg on women in leadership, “Lean In”. Also reviewed, the latest in Donna Leon’s crime novels set in Venice, “The Golden Egg”.
June 6, 2013
“My Beloved Brontosaurus” a memoir, of sorts, by a dinosaur-lover who has visited them in museums, dig sites and the movies.
May 30, 2013
A neurosurgeon’s experience of being in a a coma for a week and recovering from near death in “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander. Also reviewed, a new crime novel set at a famous London address, “The Baker Street Translation”
May 23, 2013
“The Story of English in 100 Words” by David Crystal. A short collection of English words old and new. Where they came from, and how their meanings have changed over time.
May 16, 2013
Guest reviewer Tice Miller looks at “Patriarch: the Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph Kennedy.”
May 9, 2013
“Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation.” by Jonathan Rieder.
May 2, 2013
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at a novel, “HHhH” by Laurent Binet based on the assassination of a Nazi Security Chief by Czech resistance fighters. Also reviewed, “Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School.” by Kevin Smokler.
April 25, 2013
Two big books on baseball from the University of Nebraska Press- one remembering the 1964 St Louis Cardinals, “Drama and Pride in the Gateway City: the 1964 St Louis Cardinals.” and the other on the 1947 New York Yankees, “Bridging Two Dynasties: the 1947 New York Yankees.
April 18, 2013
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at “The Forgotten” by David Baldacci. A murder mystery set in a small Gulf Coast community. Also reviewed, a book about the Nebraska author’s long relationship with a famous family- “The Uncommon Friendship of Yaltah Menuhin and Willa Cather.