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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

June Audio Spotlight

RICHARD NIXON. The Life. John A. Farrell. Read by Dan Woren. Penguin Audio. Deja vu anyone? For many, the Donald Trump presidency has been the catalyst for a trek back … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Perspectives of War

BRITAIN’S WAR: INTO BATTLE, 1937-1941. Daniel Todman. Oxford University Press. GREAT STRATEGIC RIVALRIES: FROM THE CLASSICAL WORLD TO THE COLD WAR. Edited by James Lacy. Oxford University Press. THE ALLURE … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

American Gods

AMERICAN GODS. STARZ. 8 Episodes. Airing Sundays. In The Guardian, the reviewer who was trying to describe Neil Gaiman’s American Gods was a bit flummoxed. “What genre is this?” he wanted … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jeremy Winograd Reviews Bob Dylan’s Triplicate

TRIPLICATE. BOB DYLAN. COLUMBIA RECORDS/SONY. Even Bob Dylan himself would surely admit that, for all his prodigious and endlessly mythologized talents, he’s not the world’s greatest musical interpreter—even of his … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Short Takes On Important Spring Releases From Tor

WITHOUT MERCY.  Colonel David Hunt and R.J. Pineiro. TOR. What might happen if ISIS acquires nuclear weapons and the ability to deliver them? In this latest action thriller by Colonel … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lincoln’s Last Speech

LINCOLN’S LAST SPEECH. Louis Masur. Oxford University Press. Louis Masur is a widely respected historian and Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University whose authoritative insight renders Lincoln’s Last Speech … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

An Intimate Conversation With the Los Angeles Lakers’ Jeanie Buss

Periodically, The Electric Review presents a Retro Pick: a book that has been released at some point in the past but which still packs a relevant punch. This quarter, as the … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Solomon Hits Home Run With The Murder of Willie Lincoln

THE MURDER OF WILLIE LINCOLN. Burt Solomon. Tor/Forge Books. “Fair play” whodunnits are the most difficult kind of novel to write. The genre, by its nature, requires a highly convoluted … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment
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