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Fall 2017

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Review 24 September 2017
book cover The Happy Skeptic
a review by Hayes Bierman
Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father by Thomas S. Kidd. Yale University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 288 pages, $30.
Review 24 September 2017
book cover Bridging the Gap to Patrick Henry
a review by Jordan M. Poss
Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty by Jon Kukla. Simon & Schuster, 2017. Hardcover, 592 pages, $35.
Review 1 October 2017
book cover Sharing Nixon’s Ear
a review by John C. Chalberg
Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever by Patrick J. Buchanan. Crown Forum, 2017. Hardcover, 436 pages, $30.
Review 1 October 2017
book cover Attack of the Theses
a review by J. Kinlaw
Remembering the Reformation: An Inquiry into the Meanings of Protestantism by Thomas Albert Howard. Oxford University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 216 pages, $40.
Review 8 October 2017
book cover Reclaiming Corrington
a review by Daniel James Sundahl
The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington edited by Allen Mendenhall. University of North Georgia Press, 2017. Paperback, $30.
Review 8 October 2017
book cover Which Alexander?
a review by Greg Morrison
The First European: A History of Alexander in the Age of Empire by Pierre Briant, Translated by Nicholas Elliott. Harvard University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 496 pages, $35.
Review 15 October 2017
book cover Organizing Victory
a review by Kyle Sammin
Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary by Walter Stahr. Simon & Schuster, 2017. Hardcover, 768 pages, $35.
Review 15 October 2017
book cover Mark Twain, Huckster
a review by Bill Kauffman
How Not to Get Rich: The Financial Misadventures of Mark Twain by Alan Pell Crawford. Houghton Mifflin, 2017. Hardcover, 240 pages, $27.
Review 22 October 2017
book cover Lectures on What Can’t Be Taught
a review by Scott Beauchamp
Literature Class by Julio Cortázar. New Directions, 2017. Paperback, 280 pages, $19.
Review 22 October 2017
book cover Virgil, Guide to the Perplexed
a review by Brian K. Miller
The Aeneid by Virgil, translated by David Ferry. University of Chicago Press, 2017. Hardcover, 437 pages, $35.
Essay 29 October 2017
book cover Shining a Light on Dark Deeds
by Ashlee Cowles
The Moral Imagination in the Mystery Novels of Sally Wright
Review 29 October 2017
book cover Discipline and Desire
a review by Steven Knepper
Some Permanent Things by James Matthew Wilson. Wiseblood Books, 2014. Paperback, 156 pages, $16.50.
Books in Little 5 November 2017
book cover Books in Little: The Disaffected
by Robert Grano
The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality by Justin Gest. Oxford University Press, 2016. Paper, xiii + 249 pages, $24.95
Review 5 November 2017
book cover The McKinley Mystery
a review by Carl Rollyson
President McKinley: Architect of the American Century by Robert W. Merry. Simon & Schuster, 2017. Hardcover, 624 pages, $35.
Review 12 November 2017
book cover Frederick Turner, Bard and Prophet
a review by Thomas F. Bertonneau
Apocalypse: An Epic Poem by Frederick Turner. The Ilium Press, 2016. Hardcover, 352 pages, $25.
Review 12 November 2017
book cover The Education of Franklin Foer
a review by Stephen Schmalhofer
World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech by Franklin Foer. Penguin Press, 2017. Hardcover, 272 pages, $27.
Review 19 November 2017
book cover The Ark of Tradition
a review by Adrian Vermeule
Roman Catholicism and Political Form by Carl Schmitt, translated by G. L. Ulmen. Praeger, (1923) 1996. Hardcover, 112 pages, $94.
Review 19 November 2017
book cover First States, then Nation
a review by Richard M. Gamble
The American Revolution, State Sovereignty, and the American Constitutional Settlement, 1765–1800 by Aaron N. Coleman. Lexington Books, 2016. Paper, 259 pages, $46.99.
Review 26 November 2017
book cover The Catholic Novel in an Age of Political Correctness
a review by Trevor C. Merrill
Oregon Confetti, by Lee Oser. Wiseblood Books, 2017 Paper, 309 pages, $13.
Review 26 November 2017
book cover Edwards: From the Beginning of the Right
a review by George H. Nash
Just Right: A Life in Pursuit of Liberty by Lee Edwards. ISI Books, 2017. Hardcover, 378 pages, $29.95.
Review 3 December 2017
book cover The Ambitious Intellectual
a review by Ann-Michele Sproviero
Susan Sontag: the Making of an Icon, Revised and Updated by Carl Rollyson and Lisa Paddock. University Press of Mississippi, 2016. Paperback, 368 pages, $30.
Essay 3 December 2017
book cover One Hundred Years of Communism
by Francis P. Sempa
Sempa discusses the history, atrocities, and appeal of communism on the hundredth anniversary of the Russian revolution. He recaps books including the Black Book of Communism, the Gulag Archipelago, and The Harvest of Sorrows.
Review 10 December 2017
book cover The Enigma of the Black Republican
a review by Kareim Oliphant
The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power by Leah Wright Rigueur. Princeton University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 432 pages, $37.50.
Interview 10 December 2017
book cover Literature as Counterculture
an interview by Allen Mendenhall
Mendenhall talks with Robert P. Waxler, professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a founder of the Changing Lives Through Literature program, about themes in his most recent work, Why Reading Books Still Matters.

A culture is perennially in need of renewal. A culture does not survive and prosper merely by being taken for granted; active defense is always required, and imaginative growth, too.

Russell Kirk

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Literature as Counterculture
Allen Mendenhall

The Enigma of the Black Republican
Kareim Oliphant

One Hundred Years of Communism
Francis P. Sempa

The Ambitious Intellectual
Ann-Michele Sproviero

Edwards: From the Beginning of the Right
George H. Nash

The Catholic Novel in an Age of Political Correctness
Trevor C. Merrill


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Bookman Contributors Elsewhere

John Lukacs —the great contemporary historian has pieces in both Chronicles (on being surrounded by books) and First Things (on a displaced pianist).

Joseph Bottom on fraud, American-style.

Andrew Bacevich on the end of endism.

Helen Andrews on the moon landing and the 1970s. Helen (a 2017 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow) wrote one of our most popular pieces, a consideration of the anti-suffragettes.

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