Guest reviewer Curt Donaldson looks at "Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War" by Max Hastings. A British historian tries to answer questions about the First World War's beginnings, military stalemate and legacy.
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May 15, 2014
"Lillian Hellman: an Imperious Life" by Dorothy Gallagher. A short biography of the talented and audacious dramatist.
May 8, 2014
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at a book by the cartoon editor of the New Yorker magazine, "How About Never" by Bob Mankoff. Also reviewed, "The Most Dangerous Man in America: the Making of Douglas MacArthur" by Mark Perry
May 1, 2014
While books can introduce us to entirely new worlds, sometimes they reveal a story about people and times we thought we knew very well, but did not after all. Kwakiutl Dreher tells of how the memory of the music from our youth can be impacted by a single book.
April 24, 2014
Journalist George Ayoub of Grand Island relates how baseball and his father might explain in part why a particular book means a lot to him.
April 24, 2014
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, "The Gold Finch" by Donna Tartt. A sprawling Dickensian coming-of-age story, art history caper and social commentary all in one finely crafted work
April 16, 2014
"An Idea Whose Time Has Come" by Todd Purdum. A history of the passage 50 years ago, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
April 9, 2014
"The Sixth Extinction" by Elizabeth Kolbert a look at several major natural extinctions in the history of earth and the impact of humans on current extinctions.
April 3, 2014
Giving a book to a child is for many families an act so common most wouldn't think twice about it. But Aja Martin explains how the gift of books to a child can in fact have a profound impact on their lives.
March 26, 2014
Guest reviewer Pat Leach looks at writer Rebecca Solnit's memoir of her mother's decline and her own health scare, wrapped in reflections about the power of story in "The Faraway Nearby".