Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at a murder mystery set in Nebraska and Iowa, “A Step Ahead of Death” by Dr. Scott McPherson. Also reviewed, "October" by Henry David Thoreau.
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October 17, 2013
October 10, 2013
“Finding Higher Ground” by Amy Seidel an ecologist writes about how we can adapt to the many challenges that climate change will bring.
October 3, 2013
Charles Stephen interviews Mary Stillwell, the author of a new biography of Pulizter Prize winning Nebraska poet, Ted Kooser.
September 26, 2013
“Roosevelt’s Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in World War II” by Joseph Persico. How President Roosevelt became a “hands-on” war leader surrounded by talented, if prickly, military commanders.
September 19, 2013
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at “The Round House” by Louise Erdrich. A novel narrated by a 13-year old American Indian boy whose mother is attacked and the impact on his family and tribe when he seeks revenge.
September 11, 2013
“Across the Pond: An Englishman’s View of America” by Terry Eagleton. An entertaining and pointed look at the customs and idiosyncrasies of Americans. Also reviewed, a new crime novel set in the author’s home country of Italy, “Death and the Olive Grove”.
September 5, 2013
“The Great Dissent”by Thomas Healy. After a distinguished career as a conservative judge, Oliver Wendell Holmes changed his mind and affirmed the value of free speech in a case known as “Abrams”.
August 29, 2013
Three different University Press releases- one on poetry, “Losing the Ring in the River: Poems by Marge Saiser" on baseball, “Baseball’s New Frontier” and on archeology in Nebraska, “Custer, Cody and Grand Duke Alexis.”
August 22, 2013
“The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill, Defender of the Realm 1940-1965.” The final volume of a vast biography that takes Churchill from the day he was appointed Prime Minister through the war years up until his passing.
August 15, 2013
Guest reviewer Bruce Stephen looks at “Letter to a Young Scientist” by E.O. Wilson- advice to new students of science. Also reviewed, “Friend of the Court” by Floyd Abrams. A collection of essays and speeches by the longtime defender of the first amendment.