Bob Dylan’s belief in Jesus ‘explicit,’ says new book’s author

Bob Dylan’s belief in Jesus ‘explicit,’ says new book’s author

Bob Dylan Bob Dylan’s music has struck a chord with millions over his 50-year career, but a new book discusses a little-known facet of the rock icon’s artistic journey: his deep faith in Jesus Christ. Scott Marshall, author of “Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life,” has spent years doing research and conducting interviews to shine a […]

Aram Bakshian Jr: ‘Hemingway Didn’t Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations’ book review

Aram Bakshian Jr: ‘Hemingway Didn’t Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations’ book review

HEMINGWAY DIDN’T SAY THAT: THE TRUTH BEHIND FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS By Garson O’Toole Little A, $24.95, 383 pages Whether he knows it or not, Garson O’Toole writes detective stories. His specialty is detecting suspect quotes, separating fact from fantasy and stalking them back to their authentic sources. More often than not, getting there is half the […]

Kenneth Allard: ‘Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom’ book review

Kenneth Allard: ‘Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom’ book review

CHURCHILL AND ORWELL: THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM By Thomas E. Ricks Penguin Press, $28, 352 pages What could still be left unsaid about Winston Churchill and George Orwell, two of the 20th century’s most ferociously original thinkers? They regularly outraged their contemporaries while defining Britain’s historical struggles against fascism, communism and imperialism. One measure of […]

Martin Rubin: ‘My Life to Live’ book review

Martin Rubin: ‘My Life to Live’ book review

MY LIFE TO LIVE By Agnes Nixon Crown Archetype, $26, 266 pages, illustrated It has long been fashionable in intellectual and academic circles to disdain soap operas, especially in their heyday in the final decades of the 20th century when groups of students would gather round televisions in common areas to watch them. The snobbish […]

Claire Hopley: ‘Jane Austen: The Secret Radical’ book review

Claire Hopley:  ‘Jane Austen: The Secret Radical’ book review

JANE AUSTEN: THE SECRET RADICAL By Helena Kelly Alfred A, Knopf, $27.95, 336 pages The default setting for a novel is the present day. We also have historical novels, sci-fic novels, gothic novels, and novels about other worlds – including chicklit and Scandi Noir. We call them “genre novels” to distinguish them from mainstream fiction […]

Martin Rubin: ‘Zeppelin Hindenburg’ book review

Martin Rubin: ‘Zeppelin Hindenburg’ book review

ZEPPELIN HINDENBURG By Dan Grossman, Cheryl Ganz and Patrick Russell The History Press/IPG, $55, 192 pages, illustrated The 20th century history being filled with disasters, it is not surprising that we seem to be buffeted by one melancholy anniversary after another. But there are disasters and disasters, many of them like the terrible battles of […]

Make sure these five books are on your summer reading list

Make sure these five books are on your summer reading list

What the summer months often require is a good, old-fashioned read. Whether you’re traveling to your latest vacation, lounging on the beach underneath the sun or relaxing in your backyard with a cold drink, the companionship of a good yarn can be just what’s needed. Here’s a keen look at five new and upcoming books […]