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Review 14 May 2017
book cover A Fine Closet of Curiosities
David J. Davis
In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century’s Most Inquiring Mind by Hugh Aldersey-Williams. Norton, 2015. Hardcover, 352 pages, $27.
Review 7 May 2017
book cover Doing Justice to Complexity
Scott Beauchamp
Coleridge and the Conservative Imagination by Alan P. R. Gregory. Mercer University Press, 2003. Hardcover, 300 pages, $35.50.
Review 7 May 2017
book cover Ringing the Alarm for Hope
David G. Bonagura, Jr.
Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World by Charles J. Chaput. Henry Holt and Company, 2017. Hardcover, 288 pages, $26.
Review 30 April 2017
book cover Holding on to Hope
Jeremy Kee
Out of the Ashes by Anthony Esolen. Regnery Publishing, 2017. Hardcover, 203 pages, $18.
Review 29 April 2017
book cover Robert F. Kennedy and Our Times
Jason K. Duncan
Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon by Larry Tye. Random House, 2016. Hardcover, 580 pages, $32.
Review 23 April 2017
book cover Searching for the Christian Mind
Christopher Butynskyi
Liberal Learning and the Great Christian Traditions. Edited by Gary W. Jenkins and Jonathan Yonan. Pickwick Publications, 2015. Paperback, 168 pages, $22.
Review 23 April 2017
book cover The Complex War Legacy of FDR
Francis P. Sempa
1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History by Jay Winik. Simon & Schuster, 2015. Hardcover, 656 pages, $35.
Review 17 April 2017
book cover Digital and the Return of the Real
Gracy Olmstead
The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter by David Sax. PublicAffairs, 2016. Hardcover, 304 pages, 25.
Review 17 April 2017
book cover A Testament of Faith and Service
André P. DeBattista
Last Testament by Benedict XVI with Peter Seewald, translated by Jacob Phillips. Bloomsbury Continuum, 2016. Hardcover, 288 pages, $24.
Review 9 April 2017
book cover Latin Einstein on the Beach
Patrick J. Burns
Ossa Latinitatis Sola, or, The Mere Bones of Latin According to the Thought and System of Reginald by Reginald Thomas Foster and Daniel Patrick McCarthy. Catholic University of America Press, 2016. Paperback, 800 pages, $40.
Review 9 April 2017
book cover A Flawed and Fascinating Man
Karl Gustel Wärnberg
Diary 1954 by Leopold Tyrmand. Northwestern University Press, 2014. Paperback, 400 pages, $28.
Books in Little 9 April 2017
book cover Books in Little: Austen’s Catholic Landscapes
Robert Grano
Jane Austen and the Reformation: Remembering the Sacred Landscape by Roger E. Moore. Ashgate Publishing Company, 2016. Hardcover, x + 167 pages, $149.95
Review 2 April 2017
book cover Unwearying Aphorisms
R. J. Snell
Doublethink/Doubletalk: Naturalizing Second Thoughts & Twofold Speech by Eva Brann. Paul Dry Books, 2016. Paper, 311 pages, $20.
Review 2 April 2017
book cover Where Love Lies Corrupt
Timothy D. Lusch
Tyrants: A History of Power, Injustice, and Terror by Waller R. Newell. Cambridge University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 264 pages, $30.

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