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 […]

Paul Davis: ‘The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War’ book review

Paul Davis: ‘The Ambulance Drivers: Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War’ book review

THE AMBULANCE DRIVERS: HEMINGWAY, DOS PASSOS, AND A FRIENDSHIP MADE AND LOST IN WAR By James McGrath Morris Da Capo Press, $27, 288 pages Although the late, great writer Ernest Hemingway has many detractors, he remains popular and is still read, written about and discussed today. Not so for Mr. Hemingway’s contemporary, the late novelist […]

John R. Coyne Jr: ‘Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign’ book review

John R. Coyne Jr: ‘Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign’ book review

SHATTERED: INSIDE HILLARY CLINTON’S DOOMED CAMPAIGN By Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes Crown, $28, 464 pages This highly entertaining and fast-moving book provides an extensive analysis of what caused the failure of Hillary Clinton’s unwieldy and hugely expensive campaign to carry its highly favored candidate across the finish line. From the outset, suspicions and unanswered […]

James Srodes: ‘John Quincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery’ book review

James Srodes: ‘John Quincy Adams and the Politics of Slavery’ book review

JOHN QUINCY ADAMS AND THE POLITICS OF SLAVERY By David Waldstreicher and Matthew Mason Oxford University Press, $29.95, 308 pages Good biography should not just bring the subject individual into clearer focus, it also should inform us about how that life has something to tell us about current events. This meticulously annotated selection from the […]

Book review: ‘Thank God I Had a Gun’

Book review: ‘Thank God I Had a Gun’

From Freedom’s Phoenix Like “Surviving a Mass Killer Rampage,” “Thank God I had a Gun” provides a lot of detailed information. In this case it is about real-life self-defense cases. Using actual events from the news, the book covers what led up to the shooting, the shooting itself, and the aftermath, including interactions with the […]

Mike Tully: “Support and Empower Your Bullied Child” book review

Mike Tully: “Support and Empower Your Bullied Child” book review

By Mike Tully One of the most painful and challenging tasks parents face is figuring out what to do when their child is bullied at school. As many learn to their dismay, school authorities too often are no help at all. They may dismiss the bullying as “kids being kids,” or suggest your child was […]

Philip Kopper: ‘American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom and National Identity in the Age of Revolution’ book review

Philip Kopper: ‘American Sanctuary: Mutiny, Martyrdom and National Identity in the Age of Revolution’ book review

AMERICAN SANCTUARY: MUTINY, MARTYRDOM AND NATIONAL IDENTITY IN THE AGE OF REVOLUTION By A. Roger Ekirch Pantheon Books, $30, 293 pages A consensus holds that last year’s politics were messy; some say the messiest ever, but A. Roger Ekirch tells us otherwise. In 1800 the run-up to the nation’s “first full-blown presidential campaign” was messier, […]

John Greenya: ‘Huck Out West’ book review

John Greenya: ‘Huck Out West’ book review

HUCK OUT WEST By Robert Coover Norton, $26.95, 308 pages It’s hard to imagine a gutsier move by a novelist than to take up where Mark Twain left off. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” is about as seminal a work of fiction as we have in our literary history. Of it, Ernest Hemingway said, “All […]

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