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Review 15 May 2016
book cover Don’t Fret Too Much About Success
Eugene Schlanger
Opening Belle: A Novel by Maureen Sherry. Simon & Schuster, 2016 Hardcover, 338 pp., $25.
Review 8 May 2016
book cover The Life of ‘Mere Christianity’
Frank Freeman
C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity: A Biography by George M. Marsden. Lives of Great Religious Books series. Princeton University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 264 pages, $25.
To the Point 8 May 2016
Kirk The Genius of T. S. Eliot
Russell Kirk
Review 1 May 2016
book cover Finding Freedom in a Totalitarian Age
Tobias J. Lanz
Eumeswil. By Ernst Jünger. Translated by Joachim Neugroschel. Introduction by Russell A. Berman. Telos Press, 2015. Paperback, 330 pages, $27.
Review 24 April 2016
book cover A New Look at Benjamin Disraeli
John P. Rossi
Disraeli: The Novel Politician by David Cesarani. Yale University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 292 pages, $25.
Review 17 April 2016
book cover America’s Own Richard II
Jason K. Duncan
Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas. Random House, 2015. Hardcover, 619 pages, $35. The Nixon Effect: How Richard Nixon’s Presidency Fundamentally Changed American Politics by Douglas Schoen. Encounter Books, 2016. Hardcover, 384 pages, $27.
Review 11 April 2016
book cover Enlarging Emily Dickinson
Carl Rollyson
A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century by Jerome Charyn. Bellevue Literary Press, 2016. Paperback, 255 pages, $20.
Review 4 April 2016
book cover A Novel Out of Time
Marc Mason
Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin. Translated by Lisa Hayden. Oneworld Publications, 2015. Cloth, 352 pages, $25.
Review 27 March 2016
book cover The Many Dimensions of Charles Williams
Adam Schwartz
Charles Williams: The Third Inkling by Grevel Lindop. Oxford University Press, 2015. Cloth, xx + 493 pp., $35.
On Letters and Essays 27 March 2016
book cover On Play and Seriousness
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on what play reveals about the human condition in conversation with Homo Ludens, the classic book by Johan Huizinga.
Review 21 March 2016
book cover Judges and Dons
Allen Mendenhall
Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary by Richard Posner. Harvard University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 432 pages, $30.
Review 21 March 2016
book cover Memory and Mythmaking
Karl C. Schaffenburg
The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945 (Citizens and Soldiers) By Nicholas Stargardt Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 704 pp., $35.
Review 13 March 2016
book cover Modernists in Middle-Earth
A. M. Juster
Tolkien among the Moderns, edited by Ralph C. Wood. University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. Paperback, 303 pages, $32.
Review 13 March 2016
book cover Hope for a Conservative Remnant
James E. Person Jr.
The Conservative Rebellion by Richard Bishirjian. St. Augustine’s Press, 2015. Hardcover, 171 pages, $25.

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