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Best of the Bookman 7 September 2014
image No More Idols: Taking Measure of a Modern Prophet
Vigen Guroian
Solzhenitsyn and the Modern World by Edward E. Ericson, Jr. Regnery Gateway 1993. Cloth, xi + 432 pp., $24.
Essay 31 August 2014
book cover Words and Deeds
Eugene Schlanger
Maya Angelou (1928–2014)
Best of the Bookman 31 August 2014
book cover An Integrated Vision
Andre Gushurst‑Moore
Aethereal Rumours: T. S. Eliot’s Physics and Poetics, by Benjamin G. Lockerd, Jr. Bucknell University Press, 1999. 320pp., $48.50 cloth.
Review 25 August 2014
book cover The Rock Star of One First Street
Stephen B. Presser
Scalia: A Court of One by Bruce Allen Murphy. Simon & Schuster, 2014. Cloth, 656 pp., $35.
Review 18 August 2014
book cover Coke and the Western Legal Tradition
Jorge Soley
Common Law. El pensamiento político y jurídico de Sir Edward Coke (Common Law. The political and juridical thought of Sir Edward Coke) by Elio A. Gallego García. Madrid: Ediciones Encuentro, 2012. Paperback, 204 pages, $24.
Review 11 August 2014
book cover The Ever-Living Progressive Constitution—From Questionable Doctrine to Article of Faith
Bruce P. Frohnen
America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By By Akhil Reed Amar. Basic Books, 2012. Hardcover, 640 pages, $30.
Review 11 August 2014
book cover Thinking Like Edmund Burke?
William F. Byrne
The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence. By David Bromwich. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 512 pages, $40.
Review 3 August 2014
book cover A Marvelous Tale
Ben Reinhard
Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary by J. R. R. Tolkien, edited by Christopher Tolkien. Houghton Mifflin, 2014. Hardcover, 448 pages, $28.
Review 27 July 2014
book cover Progressives and the Booboisie
John C. Chalberg
The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class by Fred Siegel. Encounter Books, 2014. Hardcover, 240 pages, $24.
Review 27 July 2014
book cover Books in Little
Alexis Carra
Brief reviews of the collection Boundaries of Tolerance and The Rule of Nobody on the failure of American government.
Review 21 July 2014
book cover American Religious Freedom: The Revised Story
Marc O. DeGirolami
The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom by Steven D. Smith. Harvard University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 240 pages, $40.
Review 21 July 2014
book cover The Humanistic Tradition in Literature
Allen Mendenhall
Literary Criticism from Plato to Postmodernism: The Humanistic Alternative by James Seaton. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Hardcover, 225 pages, $90.
Review 15 July 2014
book cover How Progressive Is Berlin?
David L. Tubbs
Isaiah Berlin and the Politics of Freedom edited by Bruce Baum and Robert Nichols. Routledge, 2013. Hardcover, 284 pages, $130.
Review 13 July 2014
book cover The Real Great Depression?
David Pietrusza
The Forgotten Man, Graphic Edition: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes. Harper Perennial, 2014. Paperback, 320 pages, $20.

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