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Review 20 September 2015
book cover Et in Academia, Ego
Eve Tushnet
Bradstreet Gate: A Novel by Robin Kirman. Crown, 2015. Hardcover, 320 pages, $26.
Interview 20 September 2015
book cover Chaos and Choices
an interview by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with C. A. Higgins on the eve of the release of her debut science fiction novel, Lightless.
Review 13 September 2015
book cover On Not Being Boring
Robert C. Koons
Acedia and its Discontents: Metaphysical Boredom in an Empire of Desire by R. J. Snell. Angelico Press, 2015. Paperback, 144 pages, $15.
Review 13 September 2015
book cover Re-introducing Japan’s Conservatives
Jason Morgan
Japan’s Love-Hate Relationship with the West by Hirakawa Sukehiro. Global Oriental (Kent, UK), 2005. Hardcover, 400 pages, $90.
On Letters and Essays 30 August 2015
book cover ‘Et tu, Brute?’
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on the death of Caesar and the speech of Mark Antony.
Review 30 August 2015
book cover Complicating the Nixon Story
Francis P. Sempa
The President and the Apprentice: Eisenhower and Nixon, 1952–1961 by Irwin F. Gellman. Yale University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 791 pages, $40.
Review 30 August 2015
book cover Who Governs the World?
Flavio Felice
Chi governa il mondo? by Sabino Cassese. Bologna: il Mulino, 2013. Paperback, 138 pages, $21.57. English edition: The Global Polity: Global Dimensions of Democracy and the Rule of Law. Sevilla: Global Law Press/Editorial Derecho Global, 2012. Etext, free.
Review 23 August 2015
book cover A Terrible Beauty
Michael Warren Davis
Displacement by Derek Turner. Endeavour Press, 2015. E-book, 1054 Kb, $3.
Best of the Bookman 23 August 2015
Resisting Delusions
John Lyon
Chance or Reality and Other Essays by Stanley L. Jaki. University Press of America, 1986. 258 pp., $14.50 paper.
Review 16 August 2015
book cover A Literary Bloodhound Tracks Eliot
Lee Oser
Young Eliot: From St. Louis to The Waste Land by Robert Crawford. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015. Hardcover, 493 + xvi pages, $35.
Review 16 August 2015
book cover Learning What We Don’t Know
Allen Mendenhall
The Risk of Reading: How Literature Helps Us to Understand Ourselves and the World by Robert P. Waxler. Bloomsbury, 2014. Paper, 191 pages, $30.
Review 9 August 2015
book cover The Heritage of Ta-Nehisi Coates
Helen Andrews
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Spiegel & Grau, 2015. Hardcover, 176 pages, $24.
Review 9 August 2015
book cover An Old Tale, Retold
Pedro Blas González
Grendel by John Gardner. Vintage, 1971, 1989. Paperback, 192 pages, $14.
Review 2 August 2015
book cover A Glimpse of Something Lost
Nathan P. Origer
America Moved: Booth Tarkington’s Memoirs of Time and Place, 1869–1928 by Booth Tarkington, edited by Jeremy Beer. Front Porch Republic Books, 2015. Paperback, 270 pages, $32.

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