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Review 24 April 2016
book cover A New Look at Benjamin Disraeli
John P. Rossi
Disraeli: The Novel Politician by David Cesarani. Yale University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 292 pages, $25.
Review 17 April 2016
book cover America’s Own Richard II
Jason K. Duncan
Being Nixon: A Man Divided by Evan Thomas. Random House, 2015. Hardcover, 619 pages, $35. The Nixon Effect: How Richard Nixon’s Presidency Fundamentally Changed American Politics by Douglas Schoen. Encounter Books, 2016. Hardcover, 384 pages, $27.
Review 11 April 2016
book cover Enlarging Emily Dickinson
Carl Rollyson
A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century by Jerome Charyn. Bellevue Literary Press, 2016. Paperback, 255 pages, $20.
Review 4 April 2016
book cover A Novel Out of Time
Marc Mason
Laurus by Eugene Vodolazkin. Translated by Lisa Hayden. Oneworld Publications, 2015. Cloth, 352 pages, $25.
Review 27 March 2016
book cover The Many Dimensions of Charles Williams
Adam Schwartz
Charles Williams: The Third Inkling by Grevel Lindop. Oxford University Press, 2015. Cloth, xx + 493 pp., $35.
On Letters and Essays 27 March 2016
book cover On Play and Seriousness
James V. Schall, S. J.
Father Schall reflects on what play reveals about the human condition in conversation with Homo Ludens, the classic book by Johan Huizinga.
Review 20 March 2016
book cover Judges and Dons
Allen Mendenhall
Divergent Paths: The Academy and the Judiciary by Richard Posner. Harvard University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 432 pages, $30.
Review 20 March 2016
book cover Memory and Mythmaking
Karl C. Schaffenburg
The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–1945 (Citizens and Soldiers) By Nicholas Stargardt Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 704 pp., $35.
Review 13 March 2016
book cover Modernists in Middle-Earth
A. M. Juster
Tolkien among the Moderns, edited by Ralph C. Wood. University of Notre Dame Press, 2015. Paperback, 303 pages, $32.
Review 13 March 2016
book cover Hope for a Conservative Remnant
James E. Person Jr.
The Conservative Rebellion by Richard Bishirjian. St. Augustine’s Press, 2015. Hardcover, 171 pages, $25.
Review 6 March 2016
book cover A Modern Plutarch
Jason R. Edwards
The Road to Character by David Brooks. Random House, 2015. Hardcover, 320 pages, $28.
To the Point 6 March 2016
Kirk An Encounter with Ayn Rand
Russell Kirk
TO THE POINT: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 1962
Review 28 February 2016
book cover Reading Sowell in the Badlands
Peter L. Edman
Wealth, Poverty, and Politics: An International Perspective by Thomas Sowell. Basic Books, 2015. Hardcover, 244 pages plus notes and index, $30.
Review 28 February 2016
book cover Rabelais in the Graveyard
Frank Freeman
Graveyard Clay (Cré na Cille): A Narrative in Ten Interludes by Máirtín Ó Cadhain, translated by Liam Mac Con Iomaire and Tim Robinson. Yale University Press, 2016. Hardcover, 368 pp., $25.

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