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Books in Little 27 August 2017
book cover Books in Little: A Literate Lawyer
Jason Jewell
Of Bees and Boys: Lines from a Southern Lawyer by Allen Mendenhall. Red Dirt Press, 2017. Paperback, 76 pages, $12.95.
Interview 22 August 2017
book cover A Righteous Republic?
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
We interview Yale professor Philip Gorski on his recent book American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present.
Review 20 August 2017
book cover Destroying an ‘Evil Empire’
André P. DeBattista
A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century by Paul Kengor. ISI Books, 2017. Hardcover, 638 pages, $23.66
Review 13 August 2017
book cover Diana Trilling’s Search for a Hero
Carl Rollyson
The Untold Journey: The Life of Diana Trilling by Natalie Robins. Columbia University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 424 pages, $33.
Essay 13 August 2017
book cover Schiller and the Two Drives of the Person
Pedro Blas González
González looks at lessons for today's postmodern culture in the German Romantic's On the Aesthetic Education of Man.
Review 6 August 2017
book cover The Lost Great Modernist
Adam Schwartz
David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet by Thomas Dilworth. Jonathan Cape, 2017. Hardcover, 432 pp., $15.
Review 6 August 2017
book cover Liar or Fake, and Other Clarifying Questions
Richard Cocks
Confessions of a Heretic: Selected Essays by Roger Scruton. Devon: Notting Hill Editions, 2017. Hardcover, 208 pages, $12.89.
Review 1 August 2017
book cover The Soul of Man Under Socialism
André P. DeBattista
The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi, translated by Deborah Smith. Grove Press, 2017. Hardcover, 256 pages, $25.
Review 30 July 2017
book cover The Greater Your Heart, the Greater Your Sorrows
Timothy D. Lusch
The Accusation: Forbidden Stories from Inside North Korea by Bandi, translated by Deborah Smith. Grove Press, 2017. Hardcover, 256 pages, $25.
Review 23 July 2017
book cover Revolt No More: A Return to Midwestern History
Gregory L. Schneider
From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920–1965 by Jon K. Lauck. University of Iowa Press, 2017. Paperback, 246 pages, $27.50.
Review 23 July 2017
book cover A Forgotten Hero of the War
Robert Huddleston
Fighter Pilot by L. C. Beck. [Wetzel 1946] Kessinger Publishing, 2010. Paperback, 200 pages, $20.
Review 16 July 2017
book cover The Whole Truth
Benjamin G. Lockerd
How to Be a Conservative by Roger Scruton. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. Hardcover, ix + 195 pages, $20.50.
Review 16 July 2017
book cover The Real, Imagined
Jeremy A. Kee
Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo by Mark C. Taylor. Columbia University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 344 pages, $26.
Review 9 July 2017
book cover The Two Hoovers
John C. Chalberg
Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency by Charles Rappleye. Simon and Schuster, 2016. Hardcover, 551 pages, $32.50.

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