The University Bookman


Summer 2017


On Letters and Essays 25 June 2017
Fr. Schall On the Human Art of Cooking
by James V. Schall, S.J.
Fr. Schall reflects on cooking, and eating, inspired by a new family cookbook assembled by Anne Husted Burleigh.
Review 25 June 2017
book cover How to Implement First Principles
a review by Karl C. Schaffenburg
The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do About It by Timothy Sandefur. Encounter Books, 2016. Hardcover, 267 pages, $26.
Review 2 July 2017
book cover A Window on a Vanishing World
a review by Emőke Dénes
Comrade Baron: A Journey through the Vanishing World of the Transylvanian Aristocracy by Jaap Scholten. Helena History Press, 2016. Paperback, 404 pages, $24.
Review 2 July 2017
book cover A Life Told by a Critic
a review by Carl Rollyson
William Faulkner: A Life through Novels by André Bleikasten, translated by Miriam Watchorn with the collaboration of Roger Little. Indiana University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 511 pages, $50.
Review 9 July 2017
Grimm book cover From Hungary to the Outback
a review by Karl Schmude
Flight from the Brothers Grimm: A European-Australian Memoir by Valerie Murray. Sydney: Books Unleashed, 2016. Paperback, 184 pages, Aust.$20.
Review 9 July 2017
book cover The Two Hoovers
a review by John C. Chalberg
Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency by Charles Rappleye. Simon and Schuster, 2016. Hardcover, 551 pages, $32.50.
Review 16 July 2017
book cover The Real, Imagined
a review by Jeremy A. Kee
Rewiring the Real: In Conversation with William Gaddis, Richard Powers, Mark Danielewski, and Don DeLillo by Mark C. Taylor. Columbia University Press, 2013. Hardcover, 344 pages, $26.
Review 16 July 2017
book cover The Whole Truth
a review by Benjamin G. Lockerd
How to Be a Conservative by Roger Scruton. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. Hardcover, ix + 195 pages, $20.50.
Review 23 July 2017
book cover A Forgotten Hero of the War
a review by Robert Huddleston
Fighter Pilot by L. C. Beck. [Wetzel 1946] Kessinger Publishing, 2010. Paperback, 200 pages, $20.
Review 23 July 2017
book cover Revolt No More: A Return to Midwestern History
a review by Gregory L. Schneider
From Warm Center to Ragged Edge: The Erosion of Midwestern Literary and Historical Regionalism, 1920–1965 by Jon K. Lauck. University of Iowa Press, 2017. Paperback, 246 pages, $27.50.

A poor man, if he has dignity, honesty, the respect of his neighbors, a realization of his duties, a love of the wisdom of his ancestors, and possibly some taste for knowledge or beauty, is rich in the unbought grace of life.

Russell Kirk


Subscribe & Follow


More from the Bookman!

book cover book cover book cover

Revolt No More: A Return to Midwestern History
Gregory L. Schneider

A Forgotten Hero of the War
Robert Huddleston

The Whole Truth
Benjamin G. Lockerd

The Real, Imagined
Jeremy A. Kee

The Two Hoovers
John C. Chalberg

From Hungary to the Outback
Karl Schmude

book cover book cover Grimm book cover


We are pleased to announce the release of The University Bookman on Edmund Burke, now available for Kindle. Collecting 21 reviews, essays, and interviews from the Bookman on the life and thought of Edmund Burke, this book is only $2.99, and purchases support our ongoing work to provide an imaginative defense of the Permanent Things. (3 Mar 2015)

Other Sites of Interest

Publisher Sites


Copyright © 2007–2017 The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal