Must-read: Andrew Klavan’s The Great Good Thing

I have greatly enjoyed over the years Andrew Klavan's columns and videos, first at PJMedia and now at the Daily Wire. He podcasts Monday-through-Thursday at the Daily Wire, leaving us with "Klavanless weekends," as he calls them. Klavan is witty, smart, quick and funny, and great to listen to. I knew he also wrote books, but … Continue reading Must-read: Andrew Klavan’s The Great Good Thing

(Review) The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball

By John Ruberry As this decade winds down you can look for many 100th anniversary articles. They'll be a huge uptick of them next year to mark the centennial of America's entry into World War I, followed by more on the armistice that concluded "the war to end all wars" in 1918. The execution of … Continue reading (Review) The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball

Impressions

by baldilocks I'm having a bit of trouble concentrating today. Not an unusual state of affairs, but, today, it's really bad due to the fact that I'm in the process of incorporating new habits into my life. So I leave you with a review of my already-published novel while I work on the new one. … Continue reading Impressions

Review: Once in a Great City–A Detroit Story

By John Ruberry Two months after I returned from my urban exploration trip to Detroit David Maraniss' Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story was published. For me the timing couldn't have been better, As I drove west to my home in the Chicago area I mused, "What in the hell went wrong with Detroit?" … Continue reading Review: Once in a Great City–A Detroit Story

A Book Review: The Bourbon Street Ripper

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT -- Summer vacation is a great time to catch up on reading and to discover new authors.  I read lots of non-fiction, but every now and then I like to read something fun and light; I often gravitate to mysteries or crime thrillers.  If they have local appeal, or a Louisiana … Continue reading A Book Review: The Bourbon Street Ripper

Recommended reading for Easter: The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes

Cottontail, mother of twenty-one little boy and girl bunnies, holds life-long dreams of becoming an Easter Bunny. Why, you may ask, a children's book written in 1939 by a proper Charlestonian named DuBose Hayward, matter to us, jaded denizens of the 21st Century? Because it is a powerful book. DuBose Heyward (1885-1940) wrote several books, … Continue reading Recommended reading for Easter: The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes

And now for something completely different: A book on Cuban history

Not only different from everyday topics, but different because the book does not deal with the horrific Communist Revolution. The book, La Belle Créole: The Cuban Countess Who Captivated Havana, Madrid, and Paris, is about the life of a Cuban lady of aristocratic background who was a contemporary of George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, and many … Continue reading And now for something completely different: A book on Cuban history

Perilous Fight America’s Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas 1812-1815 Amazon Vine/Lunch.com reviews

My reviews of Stephen Budiansky's soon to be released volume Perilous Fight America's Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas 1812-1815 are now available both at Lunch.com here and at Amazon.com via the Amazon vine program here. If you are looking for a book that is a play by play of the cannon balls … Continue reading Perilous Fight America’s Intrepid War with Britain on the High Seas 1812-1815 Amazon Vine/Lunch.com reviews