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William F. Buckley, Three Years Passed

Good interview by Kathryn Lopez here with one of the compilers of a recent anthology of William F. Buckley’s work, Athwart History: Half a Century of Polemics, Animadversions, and Illuminations: A William F. Buckley Jr. Omnibus. Lopez: What does George … Continue reading

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‘Our Boys’ remains a hit

I can’t give this book any greater praise than to say that reading it gave me the same feeling that watching the TV series Friday Night Lights does. What’s remarkable about Our Boys is that it’s a true story. The … Continue reading

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‘Bob Dylan in America’ by Sean Wilentz

Sean Wilentz’s new work, Bob Dylan in America, is a fascinating hybrid of a book. Combining biography, history, literary criticism, and music criticism while using significant events in Dylan’s career as jumping-off points, the book is one of the more … Continue reading

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Book review: ‘Savages’ by Don Winslow

The tale of Orange County’s underbelly is a propulsive yet meditative read. Don Winslow is among the best dozen or so suspense novelists writing today, and in my rankings would be near the top of the list. Due to some … Continue reading

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White Fang: not just a book, but an attitude!

Really fascinating post about Jack London by Ilya Somin at The Volokh Conspiracy, directing the reader to a Slate review on a new London biography. Somin: “London’s simultaneous advocacy of racism and socialism was no anomaly among early 20th century … Continue reading

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Radical-In-Chief: The Prequel

Stanley Kurtz has what promises to be a cornerstone work coming out this fall about Obama and his socialist underpinnings. For a small taste of what to look forward to, here’s Kurtz at The Corner answering the pseudonymous activist “Eugene … Continue reading

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Talking to Girls About Duran Duran

Hard to come up with a better post title than the one of Rolling Stone contributing editor Rob Sheffield’s new book of the same name. A brief, easy to read year by year memoir of 80s music, Sheffield’s book will … Continue reading

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