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The Realms of God

THE REALMS OF GOD. Michael Livingston. TOR. There is, of course, nothing new in placing supernatural fiction in the context of a historical setting. Two of the best-known examples of … Continue reading

December 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

I Want To Go To Lithuania Looks At How To Understand Aging Parents

I WANT TO GO TO LITHUANIA, OR HOW TO HAVE FUN WITH YOUR AGING PARENTS. Christina Britton Conroy. Illustrations by Larry Conroy. Black Lyon Publishing. The odds are decent that … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Black Goat Blues Recalls Gaiman & Hammett

BLACK GOAT BLUES. Levi Black. Tor Books.  I was reading Levi Black’s latest novel and, it being past my bedtime, I dozed off into dreams. And in one of those dreams, Neil … Continue reading

December 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Inside Story On Managing Your Memory

SEVEN STEPS TO MANAGING YOUR MEMORY: WHAT’S NORMAL, WHAT’S NOT, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. Andrew E. Budson. Maureen K. O’Connor. Oxford University Press. If Douglas Adams hadn’t already … Continue reading

October 31, 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

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

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
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