Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: A Student’s Guide To U.S. History

A Student’s Guide To U.S. History, by Wilfred M. McClay Three times in my grade school experiences I had year-long courses devoted to U.S. History, and in many ways they were done according to the way discussed in this book, … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Student’s Guide To American Political Thought

A Student’s Guide To American Political Thought, by George W. Carey I am of somewhat mixed feelings regarding this book.  On the one hand, I love the book’s content and have found myself pondering the sort of issues this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Student’s Guide To International Relations

A Student’s Guide To International Relations, by Angelo M. Codevilla This was the first of fifteen books in this series that I happened to acquire, and it made for an interesting and short read of about 100 pages.  Indeed, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Education Of A British-Protected Child

The Education Of A British-Protected Child, by Chinua Achebe As someone who had to read the author’s perennially overrated book Things Fall Apart in high school, and who apparently still somewhat resents the time wasted reading and talking about this … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Passage To India

A Passage To India, a play by Martin Sherman It should be noted that what I read and am reviewing here is a play that is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by E.M. Forster that I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Delights And Shadows

Delights And Shadows, by Ted Kooser This book was a well-earned winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2004.  After having read two previous books by this poet, I figured that I had a pretty good sense of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flying At Night

Flying At Night:  Poems 1965-1985, by Ted Kooser This is the second book by the poet I have read, and it serves as a bit of a “best of” compilation, something that is common in poetry [1].  While it is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winter Morning Walks

Winter Morning Walks:  One Hundred Postcards To Jim Harrison, by Ted Kooser Sometimes a book of poems surprises you in a very good way.  I must admit that before reading this book I was not familiar at all with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mermaids In The Basement

Mermaids In The Basement:  Poems For Women, by Carolyn Kizer Unfortunately, when I was getting this book from the library, intrigued by its title, I did not see the subtitle of the book stating that this book, like so many … Continue reading

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Book Review: Falstaff Give Me Life

Falstaff Give Me Life, by Harold Bloom I must say that unlike many people I have not generally found Falstaff to be particularly appealing.  The author, it should be noted, finds Falstaff very appealing, but he has never particularly appealed … Continue reading

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