June 20, 2019

How the Greatest Spectacle in Racing was born and survived

The Indianapolis 500: Inside the Greatest Spectacle in Racing by James Craig Reinhardt, Red Lightning Books/Indiana University Press, US $15.00, Pp 204, April 2019, ISBN 978-1684350742     […]
June 19, 2019

The story of America’s most celebrated children

The Kennedy Heirs: John, Caroline, and the New Generation by J. Randy Taraborrelli, St. Martin’s Press, US $29.99, Pp 608, June 2019, ISBN 978-1250174062 The Kennedys […]
June 17, 2019

General Alexander Haig — thirty-seventh-and-a-half president of the United States

Haig’s Coup: How Richard Nixon’s Closest Aide Forced Him from Office by Ray Locker, University of Nebraska Press/Potomac Books, US $32.95, Pp 352, May 2019, ISBN 978-1640120358 In […]
June 16, 2019

The president is guilty of being Donald Trump

Siege: Trump Under Fire by Michael Wolff, Henry Holt and Co., US $30.00, Pp 336, June 2019, ISBN 978-1250253828 When Donald Trump was inaugurated as the forty-fifth […]
June 16, 2019

Art, culture and revolution

Art in Cuba by Gilbert Brownstone and Camilo Guevara, Flammarion/Rizzoli, US $50.00, Pp 224, May 2019, ISBN 978-2080203885 Cuba has a very rich history of arts and culture. Since […]
June 10, 2019

The man at the determinative center of the law

The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts by Joan Biskupic, Basic Books, US $32.00, Pp 420, March 2019 ISBN 978-0465093274 When Justice […]
June 9, 2019

Spine-chilling account of racism in America

We Speak for Ourselves: A Word from… by D. Watkins, Atria Books, US $26.00, Pp 188, April 2019, ISBN 978-1501187827 Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson were waiting for […]
June 8, 2019

The road to happiness

Crushing: God Turns Pressure into Power by T. D. Jakes, FaithWords, US 25.00, Pp 260, April 2019, ISBN 978-1455595372 There are moments in everyone’s life when you think […]
June 8, 2019

Taking control of your life

Identity Leadership: To Lead Others You Must First Lead Yourself by Stedman Graham, Center Street, US $27.00, Pp 272, May 2019, ISBN 978-1546083375 Not many people want to […]
June 6, 2019

The death of Syria

Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family’s Lust for Power Destroyed Syria by Sam Dagher, Little, Brown and Company, US $29.00, Pp 592, May 2019, […]
May 30, 2019

Growing up with bees

The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and… by Meredith May, Park Row, US $24.99, Pp 336, April 2019, ISBN 978-0778307785 Most of us know virtually nothing […]
May 30, 2019

Vegan, healthy and inexpensive

Plant-Based on a Budget: Delicious Vegan Recipes for Under $30 a Week, in Less Than 30 Minutes a Meal by Toni Okamoto, BenBella Books, US $21.95, Pp 276, […]
May 29, 2019

The Stonewall Riots — From oppression to resistance

The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History by Marc Stein, NYU Press, US $35.00, Pp 344, May 2019, ISBN 978-1479816859 Fifty years ago, in 1969, thousands of people came in […]
May 27, 2019

The struggle for Europe

  The Lands in Between: Russia vs. the West and the New Politics of Hybrid War by Mitchell A. Orenstein, Oxford University Press,   US $24.95, Pp 234, ISBN […]
May 27, 2019

Why religious freedom matters for America

Sacred Liberty: America’s Long, Bloody, and Ongoing Struggle for Religious Freedom by Steven Waldman, HarperOne, US $28.99, Pp 404, May 2019, ISBN 978-0062743145 In the seventeenth century, […]