Muriel Dobbin: ‘House of Spies’ book review

Muriel Dobbin: ‘House of Spies’ book review

HOUSE OF SPIES By Daniel Silva Harper, $28.99, 544 pages The deadly darkness of international terrorism pervades Daniel Silva’s latest harrowing plot. Mr. Silva specializes in real horror as he assembles a caste of terrorists and the sort of thing they can do at their worst. He has a writing style that takes no prisoners […]

Aram Bakshian Jr.: ‘What Happened’ book review

Aram Bakshian Jr.: ‘What Happened’ book review

WHAT HAPPENED By Hillary Rodham Clinton Simon & Schuster, $30, 494 pages There are plenty of snappy titles that Hillary Clinton might have chosen for her personal account of the 2016 presidential race. “Born to Lose,” “Running on Empty,” “The Sun Also Sets” and “What a Way to Go” all spring to mind. “What Happened” […]

Jay Lehr: “The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis—and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance” book review

Jay Lehr: “The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis—and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance” book review

By Jay Lehr / Heartland Institute The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis—and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance, by Ben Sasse (St. Martin’s Press, 2017), 320 pages, ISBN-13 978-1250114402, $16.78 on Amazon.com. In his travels across the country, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) has met many Americans from varied backgrounds and walks of […]

Daniel B. Moskowitz: ‘Just a Journalist’ book review

Daniel B. Moskowitz: ‘Just a Journalist’ book review

JUST A JOURNALIST: ON THE PRESS, LIFE, AND THE SPACES BETWEEN By Linda Greenhouse Harvard University Press, $22.95, 183 pages Linda Greenhouse has some important things to say about how well journalism is fulfilling its duty in a democracy. And she has three impressive soap boxes from which to say it: her position, after 40 […]

Michael Taube: ‘Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills’ book review

Michael Taube: ‘Calvin Coolidge in the Black Hills’ book review

CALVIN COOLIDGE IN THE BLACK HILLS By Seth Tupper The History Press, $21.99, 156 pages On Aug. 2, 1927, a small group of reporters were invited to President Calvin Coolidge’s “Summer White House” in Black Hills, South Dakota. Each reporter was handed a strip of paper containing the same line, “I do not choose to […]

John R. Coyne, Jr.: ‘Conscience of a Conservative’ book review

John R. Coyne, Jr.: ‘Conscience of a Conservative’ book review

”Nobody knows who the hell he is,” was the way Donald Trump described Jeff Flake, junior senator from Arizona, during a recent rally in Phoenix. But with this book, which is being touted by the national media as an attack on President Trump from within, that’s no longer the case. In fact, given the frequency […]

Aram Bakshian Jr: ‘Autumn of the Black Snake’ book review

Aram Bakshian Jr: ‘Autumn of the Black Snake’ book review

AUTUMN OF THE BLACK SNAKE: THE CREATION OF THE U.S. ARMY AND THE INVASION THAT OPENED THE WEST By William Hogeland Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $28 447 pages Not many people can claim a 234-year losing streak. One of the few who can is Col. William Crawford, an 18th-century American surveyor and citizen soldier who […]

Ken Allard: “Judgment at Appomattox” book review

Ken Allard: “Judgment at Appomattox” book review

A stunning irony accompanies the concluding novel in Ralph Peters’ epic Civil War series: His just-released “Judgment at Appomattox” appears just as a second American civil war suddenly looms out of the mists. The confederacy of dunces recently descending on Charlottesville is matched by a gutless sheriff in Durham and a witless mayor in Baltimore, […]

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