“The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies” by Jonathan Alter. A highly readable and provocative history of the 2012 presidential election.
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November 7, 2013
October 31, 2013
“John Quincy Adams” by Harlow Giles Unger. A new biography of the anti-slavery 6th President. Also reviewed, the latest in a long series of crime novels set in rural northern Minnesota, “Tamarack County” by William Kent Krueger.
October 24, 2013
The story of a handful of spies who fooled the Nazis leading up to the 1944 D-Day invasion of Europe called “Double Cross”. Also reviewed, a new illustrated edition of Dylan Thomas’ classic, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”.
October 17, 2013
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.
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”.