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Best of Penguin Audio’s Fall 2017 Releases

THE VIETNAM WAR. An Intimate History. Geoffrey Ward. Ken Burns. Penguin Audio. The Vietnam War is said to have changed America forever, as families in the 60s and 70s were … Continue reading

October 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Medical Assisting Lead Author Michelle Blesi On Writing A Textbook

Michelle Blesi is the lead author of Medical Assisting, one of the authoritative undergraduate textbooks in the discipline reviewed here. Blesi, who currently teaches at Century College in Minnesota, has … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Joseph Postell’s Bureaucracy In America

BUREAUCRACY IN AMERICA: The Administrative State’s Challenge To Constitutional Government. Joseph Postell. University of Missouri. Joseph Postell’s treatise, as part of the University of Missouri’s Studies in Constitutional Democracy, couldn’t be … Continue reading

August 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Socially Relevant Summer Reading List

YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY. Jen Sincero. Penguin Audio. At one point, Sincero was impoverished, wondering how she was going to make it. And then she got serious … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sam Shepard: In Memoriam

I. Sam Shepard was one of the great western writers of our times. By that I mean to say that Shepard brought the uncanny ability to tell the stories of … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Penguin Audio To Double-Release Max Brook’s Minecraft

MINECRAFT: THE ISLAND. Max Brooks. First version narrated by Jack Black. Second version narrated by Samira Wiley. Penguin Audio. Minecraft, due for release on July 18, takes the skeleton of … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

Elinor Frey Continues Her Ascent

FIORÈ: Complete Cello Sonatas & 17th C. Italian Arias. Elinor Frey. In Perfomance With Suzie LeBlanc; Lorenzo Ghielmi; and Esteban La Rotta. Passacaille Records. In an earlier review, I described … Continue reading

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Penguin Audio Celebrates Jefferson’s America

Amid all the fireworks displays and backyard barbecues, the true meaning of why we gather to celebrate the 4th of July has slowly been lost. But this year, Penguin-Random House … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

June Spotlight

ONE PERFECT LIE. Lisa Scottoline. Read by George Newbern. Macmillan Audio. One Perfect Lie is crime drama of the highest order. It is also a story about the faces that … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · Leave a comment
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