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The 10 Best Books of 2021 - WSJ

The 10 Best Books of 2021 - WSJ

Via: Vic Eldred  •  Books  •  3 Comments  •  2 days ago

All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler By Rebecca Donner   |   Little, Brown Mildred Harnack, a...
‘The Original Meaning of the 14th Amendment’ Review: The Letter and the Spirit

‘The Original Meaning of the 14th Amendment’ Review: The Letter and the Spirit

Via: Vic Eldred  •  Books  •  13 Comments  •  6 days ago

Measured against the sweep of Anglo-American legal history, judicial review—the power of unelected judges to invalidate, as contrary to higher law, an act of the legislature—was a radical...
New Trump book does $1M in sales in first 24 hours

New Trump book does $1M in sales in first 24 hours

Via: Vic Eldred  •  Books  •  27 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

Even for former President Donald Trump, the fast pace of sales of his first  post-White House book  has been impressive. His new publisher, Winning Team, said that the sales of  Our Journey...
‘Look’ Review: The Big Picture

‘Look’ Review: The Big Picture

Via: Vic Eldred  •  Books  •  2 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

America’s great glossy magazines were once at the pulsing heart of popular culture. Millions of readers devoured their copies of Life, Look, the Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, the New Yorker,...
‘Ends of War’ Review: The Myth of Appomattox

‘Ends of War’ Review: The Myth of Appomattox

Via: Vic Eldred  •  Books  •  1 Comments  •  3 weeks ago

When Robert E. Lee surrendered his battered Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Virginia’s Appomattox Court House on Palm Sunday, April 9, 1865, the flames fanning the Civil War were...
‘The Dying Citizen’ Review: Keystone of the Republic

‘The Dying Citizen’ Review: Keystone of the Republic

Via: Vic Eldred  •  Books  •  5 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

In his 2001 book “Carnage and Culture,” Victor Davis Hanson sought to explain the West’s military superiority over the previous 2,500 years, from the democratic city-states of ancient Greece to...
‘Rescuing Socrates’ Review: Great Books, Greatly Missed

‘Rescuing Socrates’ Review: Great Books, Greatly Missed

Via: Vic Eldred  •  Books  •  1 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

In 1985, when Roosevelt Montás first arrived in New York, he was an 11-year-old Dominican “with a head full of lice and a belly full of tropical parasites.” By his own account, he didn’t seem...
‘The Young H.G. Wells’ Review: The Original Futurist

‘The Young H.G. Wells’ Review: The Original Futurist

Via: Vic Eldred  •  Books  •  3 Comments  •  one month ago

Does anyone read H.G. Wells anymore? The question has been asked periodically since his death in 1946, and the answer is invariably a qualified yes. Of Wells’s more than 100 books, his best known...
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