Review 15 July 2012
American Sound—Twentieth Century
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.
Best of the Bookman 15 July 2012
The Relevance of T. S. Eliot
Eliot and His Age: T. S. Eliot’s Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century by Russell Kirk. New York: Random House, 1972. [ISI 2008, 460 pages, paper, $18.]
Review 8 July 2012
Founders’ Faith: None of the Above
The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders: Reason, Revelation, Revolution
by Gregg L. Frazer. University Press of Kansas, 2012, 296 pp., $35.
Best of the Bookman 8 July 2012
America Is Hard to See
The American Republic: Its Constitution, Tendencies, and Destiny by Orestes A. Brownson . Reprinted by Augustus M. Kelley, Publishers: Clifton, New Jersey, 1972.[ISI 2002]
Review 1 July 2012
On the Long March of the Wolves through the Sheep-pen
Intellectuals and Society: Revised and Expanded Edition by Thomas Sowell. New York: Basic Books, 2012, 669 pages, $19.99.
Best of the Bookman 1 July 2012
Against Liberalism, by John Kekes. Cornell University Press, 1997, 287 pp., $30 cloth.
Symposium 26 June 2012
What We’re Reading (Summer 2012)
As a special summer feature, we’ve asked our valued contributors to tell us what they’re planning to read this summer. We hope it provides you with ideas of your own.
Review 24 June 2012
For a Thousand Memes to Sing
Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self by Marilynne Robinson. Yale University Press, 2010. 176 pages, $24.
Best of the Bookman 24 June 2012
Liberal Idealism Critiqued
Cultural Conservatism, Political Liberalism: From Criticism to Cultural Studies by James Seaton. University of Michigan Press, 1996. 287 pp., $42.50 cloth.
Review 17 June 2012
Signs of Contradiction
The Pen and the Cross: Catholicism and English Literature, 1850–2000 by Richard Griffiths. Continuum (London & New York) xii + 260 pp., $35 cloth, 2010.
Best of the Bookman 17 June 2012
The Perceptivity of Isaac Hecker
Isaac T. Hecker, The Diary: Romantic Religion in Ante-Bellum America edited by John Farina. Paulist Press (“Sources of American Spirituality” Series) 1988, 456 pp., $14.95 cloth.
Review 10 June 2012
A Necessary Symbiosis
America’s Spiritual Capital
by Nicholas Capaldi and Theodore Roosevelt Malloch
St Augustine’s Press (South Bend, Indiana), 2012.
Paper, 176 pages, $17.
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On the Depths of Villainy
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Review 6 June 2012
Men with Lit Matches
Fahrenheit 451, The Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
by Ray Bradbury.
Simon & Schuster, 2003.
208 pages, hardcover, $23.
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