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Book Review: The Life And Times Of Frederick Douglass

The Life And Times Of Frederick Douglass, by Frederick Douglass This is the third and longest of the autobiographies of Frederick Douglass and it raises some interesting questions for the reader. Like Leaves of Grass, Whitman’s sprawling poetic opus, this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Specimen Days And Collect

Specimen Days And Collect, by Walt Whitman This book is a strange one. It is not a bad one by any means, and there are certainly some aspects of it that are reasonably pleasant and enjoyable to read, but it … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Diary From Dixie

A Diary From Dixie, by Mary Chesnut This is an interesting diary.  Like many Civil War diaries, it was revised during the postwar period, and there is a moment towards the end of the diary when the author thinks about … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Autobiography Of Jean-Luc Picard

The Autobiography Of Jean-Luc Picard:  The Story Of One of Starfleet’s Most Inspirational Captains, by David A. Goodman I always find it to be deeply interesting when fictional characters end up getting an autobiography that is clearly meant for a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, by Elvis Costello Why does this book exist?  Like many people, I am familiar with Elvis Costello mainly for his very rare popular hits in the United States, especially “Alison” and “Every Day I Write … Continue reading

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Book Review: T.S. Eliot: A Memoir

T.S. Eliot:  A Memor, by Robert Sencourt This book is the sort of work one would expect from someone who knew the subject for a long time.  I don’t know if memoir is the right word I would use for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Shifting Shadows

Shifting Shadows:  How A New York Drug Lord Found Freedom In The Last Place he Expected, by Herman Mendoza [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Apologia Pro Vita Sua

Apologia Pro Vita Sua, by John Henry Newman This book is an example of a situation where I do not agree with the position of the author, given that he is detailing a departure from Anglican thinking to Catholicism that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Called Out

Called Out:  Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs For A Life Of True Calling, by Paula Faris [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] I have to admit that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Stay

Stay, by Anjuli Paschall [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Like many of the books I read and review, this book is … Continue reading

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