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Review 22 January 2017
book cover Four Acres in Herefordshire
Robert Grano
The Running Hare: The Secret Life of Farmland by John Lewis-Stempel. Doubleday, 2016. Hardcover, 298 pages, £16.99.
Review 15 January 2017
book cover Hitchens: A Look at a Skeptic
Spencer Case
The Faith of Christopher Hitchens: The Restless Soul of the World’s Most Notorious Atheist by Larry Alex Taunton. Nelson Books, 2016. Hardcover, 199 pages, $15.
Review 15 January 2017
book cover An American Arcadia Made Accessible
Sarah Phelps Smith
The Brandywine: An Intimate Portrait by W. Barksdale Maynard. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. Hardcover, 276 pages, $34.95.
Review 8 January 2017
book cover Our Real Constitution—And What Happened to It
Allen Mendenhall
Constitutional Morality and the Rise of Quasi-Law By Bruce P. Frohnen and George W. Carey. Harvard University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 293 pages, $45.
Review 8 January 2017
book cover Endo and the Challenge of Orthodoxy
Lee Oser
Silence: A Novel by Shūsaku Endō, translated by William Johnston. Picador Modern Classics, 2016. Paperback, 212+xxvi pages, $16.
Review 2 January 2017
book cover A Guide to the Nightmare Countries
Kenneth Hite
Horror: A Literary History edited by Xavier Aldana Reyes. The British Library, 2016. Hardcover, 232 pages, $30.
Review 1 January 2017
book cover The Art of Sinking in Poetry
Greg Morrison
The Billy Collins Experience by A. M. Juster. Kelsay Books, 2016. Paperback, 66 pages, $14.
To the Point 29 December 2016
Kirk Reoccupying the City
Russell Kirk
TO THE POINT: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1967
Review 25 December 2016
book cover Summoned to Greatness
William F. Meehan III
A Torch Kept Lit: Great Lives of the Twentieth Century by William F. Buckley Jr., edited by James Rosen. Crown Forum, 2016. Hardcover, 336 pages, $22.
Books in Little 22 December 2016
book cover Books in Little: Kauffman’s ‘Deplorable’ Americans
Thomas DePietro
America First! Its History, Culture, and Politics by Bill Kauffman. Prometheus Books, 2016. Paperback, 390 pages, $18.
To the Point 19 December 2016
Kirk Digging Up the Bones of Empire
Russell Kirk
TO THE POINT: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1969
Review 18 December 2016
book cover To Paradise, By Way of Kensal Green
Eve Tushnet
The English Way: Studies in English Sanctity from St. Bede to Newman Edited by Maisie Ward, introduction by Bradley J. Birzer. Cluny Media, [1933] 2016. Paperback, 366 pages, $19.
On Letters and Essays 15 December 2016
image The Road to ‘Reunion’ Examined
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reviews a satirical essay from Ronald Knox on the union of world religions.
Review 11 December 2016
book cover Heroism Was Still Possible
Helen Andrews
¡No Pasarán!: Writings from the Spanish Civil War edited by Pete Ayrton. Pegasus, 2016. Hardcover, 448 pages, $26.

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The University Bookman is joining Fordham University in hosting the award-winning poet and critic A. M. Juster on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 6:00pm on Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus (McMahon Hall, Rm. 109; use the entrance on West 60th Street and Columbus Avenue in Manhattan). Juster will speak on “Riddles, Elegies, and Satires: Adventures in Translation.” The event is free and open to the public and registration is not required. We are also planning a second event in May on the humanities. Watch this space for more details. (27 Dec 2016)

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