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Review 3 May 2015
book cover A Lively Half-Life
Carl Rollyson
The Remarkable Education of John Quincy Adams by Phyllis Lee Levin. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Hardcover, 544 pages, $35.
Review 3 May 2015
book cover Catholic Principles, American Law
Michael Toth
American Law from a Catholic Perspective: Through a Clearer Lens Edited by Ronard J. Rychlak. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015. Hardcover, 326 pages, $85.
Review 27 April 2015
book cover Five Girls, Two Nations, One Historical Imagination
Jason Morgan
Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back by Janice P. Nimura. W. W. Norton, 2015. Hardcover, 352 pages, $28.
Review 26 April 2015
book cover An Unfinished Memoir
Robert Huddleston
Intrepid Woman: Betty Lussier’s Secret War, 1942–1945 by Betty Lussier. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2010. Hardcover, 240 pages, $35.
Review 26 April 2015
book cover Florentines, Politics, and Virtue
Mark Anthony Signorelli
Dialogue on the Government of Florence by Francesco Guicciardini, edited by Alison Brown. Cambridge University Press, [1527] 1994. Paperback, 256 pages, $40.
Review 22 April 2015
book cover Some of the Right Questions
Elisabeth Hennefeld
Deutschland schafft sich ab: Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen (Germany Is Doing Away with Itself) by Thilo Sarrazin. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2010.
Review 22 April 2015
book cover Much Ado About Nothing—or Something
Thomas Spannring
Deutschland schafft sich ab: Wie wir unser Land aufs Spiel setzen (Germany Is Doing Away with Itself) by Thilo Sarrazin. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 2010.
Essay 19 April 2015
image Why a New Sonnet about a Medieval English Monarch Is Worth Reading
Eugene Schlanger
Schlanger considers the poem from UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy written for the recent interment of King Richard III and its unusual merits as a historically aware poem.
Review 12 April 2015
book cover Johnson’s Churchill: A Mythic Figure for Our Age
John P. Rossi
The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History. by Boris Johnson. New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. Hardcover, 400 pages, $28.
Review 12 April 2015
book cover Eight Conservative Historians
John M. Vella
History, Historians, and Conservatism in Britain and America: From the Great War to Thatcher and Reagan by Reba N. Soffer. Oxford University Press, 2009. Hardcover, 345 pages, $125.
Review 6 April 2015
book cover Epistolary Gems
Martin Lockerd
The Letters of T. S. Eliot, Vol. 5: 1930–1931 edited by Valerie Eliot and John Haffenden. London: Faber & Faber, 2014; New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. Hardcover, 878 pages, $45/$85.
Editorial 5 April 2015
Editor’s Note: Naming Crimethink
Review 5 April 2015
book cover Studying Man and Making Man
Mark Anthony Signorelli
The Logic of the Cultural Sciences by Ernst Cassirer, translated by S. G. Lofts. Yale University Press, [1942] 2000. Paperback, 190 pages, $22.
Review 29 March 2015
book cover Evangelical Culture, Then and Now
Jake Meador
Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, 25th Anniversary Edition by Randall Balmer. Oxford University Press, 2014. Paperback, 432 pages, $25.

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