The University Bookman


Summer 2012


Symposium 1 July 2012
book cover What We’re Reading (Summer 2012)
by Bookman contributors
The Bookman is a reliable source for books worth reading, thanks in no small part to our reviewers, who cull through the massive numbers of books published to focus on those worth reading, discussing, and digesting. So we have asked some of our regular contributors and supporters for their summer reading list.
Review 1 July 2012
book cover On the Long March of the Wolves through the Sheep-pen
by James E. Person, Jr.
Intellectuals and Society: Revised and Expanded Edition by Thomas Sowell. New York: Basic Books, 2012, 669 pages, $19.99.
Review 1 July 2012
book cover Founders’ Faith: None of the Above
by Gary Scott Smith
The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders: Reason, Revelation, Revolution by Gregg L. Frazer. University Press of Kansas, 2012, 296 pp., $35.
Review 1 July 2012
book cover American Sound—Twentieth Century
by Thomas F. Bertonneau
Voices of Stone and Steel: The Music of William Schuman, Vincent Persichetti, and Peter Mennin by Walter Simmons. Scarecrow Press, 2010 Cloth, 438 pages, $70.
Essay 1 July 2012
Searching while Blindfolded
by Gerald J. Russello
Review 1 July 2012
book cover Union and Liberty
by David G. Bonagura, Jr.
May the Road Rise Up to Meet You by Peter Troy. Doubleday, 2012, 400 pp., $27.
Review 1 July 2012
book cover Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose
by Charles H. Jeanfreau
The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans, by Lawrence N. Powell. Harvard University Press, 2012. Cloth, 448 pages, $30.
Essay 1 July 2012
Joseph Mitchell and the Free Life
by Dermot Quinn
Review 1 July 2012
book cover Resisting Ideology’s Reductionism
by Richard M. Gamble
The New Jacobinism: America as Revolutionary State (2d expanded ed.) by Claes G. Ryn. National Humanities Institute, 2011, 163 pp., paper, $15.
Review 1 July 2012
book cover Glass Houses
by A. W. R. Hawkins
At War with the Word: Literary Theory and Liberal Education by R. V. Young. ISI Books, 1999, 2004. 211 pages.
Symposium 1 July 2012
The Bookman goes back to school
by Bookman contributors
The University Bookman has long had a focus on education. Indeed, the archive reveals numerous reviews of college and high-school textbooks, and of course our founder Russell Kirk wrote often on education. As we approach the beginning of another school year, we asked some of our contributors for their advice to students coming back this fall on how to make the best of their education.
Essay 1 July 2012
book cover To College Students Considering a Course in American Poetry
by Eugene Schlanger
On Essays and Letters 1 July 2012
Our Rascally World
by James V. Schall, S.J.
On Essays and Letters
Interview 1 July 2012
book cover Cliché on a Hill
by Gerald J. Russello
A conversation with Richard M. Gamble.
Review 1 July 2012
book cover Books in Little
by Gerald J. Russello
Review 1 July 2012
book cover Endless Game of Thrones
by Craig Bernthal
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (5 of 7 planned volumes). Bantam, 1996–2012. Paper, 5232 pages, $75.

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