September 27, 2020

A novel with mysterious twists and puzzles

Troubled Blood (A Cormoran Strike Novel) by Robert Galbraith, Mulholland Books, US 29.00, Pp 944, September 2020, ISBN 978-0316498937 Trouble follows private detective Cormoran Strike wherever he […]
September 23, 2020

The Scandinavian givers

Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings by Neil Price, Basic Books, US $35.00, Pp 624, August 2020, ISBN 978-0465096985 All of us have […]
September 20, 2020

Shaping the world into a beautiful vision

   Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression… by Shaun King, Bernie Sanders (Foreword), Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,    US $26, Pp 244, August 2020, ISBN 978-0358048008 Most […]
September 20, 2020

Artificial Intelligence — the future is already here

T-Minus AI: Humanity’s Countdown to Artificial Intelligence and the New Pursuit of Global Power by Michael Kanaan, BenBella Books, $27.95, Pp 320, August 2020, ISBN 978-1948836944 On […]
September 18, 2020

An enthralling mystery novel

All the Devils Are Here: A Novel (Chief Inspector Gamache Novel) by Louise Penny, Minotaur Books, $28.99, Pp 447, September 2020, ISBN 978-1250145239 In her 16th novel, […]
September 18, 2020

Will President Trump’s 2016 election strategy work again in 2020?

BLITZ: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win by David Horowitz, Humanix, $27.99, Pp 250, June 2020, ISBN 978-1630061388 Four years ago, Donald Trump defeated Democratic candidate […]
August 29, 2020

The story of America’s Right Turn – and President Ronald Reagan

Reaganland: America’s Right Turn by Rick Perlstein, Simon & Schuster, Pp 1120, $40.00 August 2020, ISBN 978-1476793054 The revolutionary and radical sixties changed the American culture and […]
August 22, 2020

Justifying slavery in a republic

The Broken Heart of America by Walter Johnson, Basic Books, April 2020, ISBN 978-0465064267 The city of St. Louis is at the American intersection of racism, […]
July 31, 2020

How President Lincoln weaved a divided country into one nation

Every Drop of Blood: The Momentous Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln by Edward Achorn, Atlantic Monthly Press, US $28.00 Pp 376, March 2020, ISBN 978-0802148742 President […]
April 22, 2020

Conserving nature and environment can be financially lucrative

Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of… by Justin Farrell, Princeton University Press, US $27.95, Pp 392, March 2020, ISBN 978-0691176673 We know very little […]
April 1, 2020

The devil and his global pedophile playground

Epstein: Dead Men Tell No Tales by Dylan Howard, Melissa Cronin, James Robertson, Skyhorse, US $24.99, Pp 232, December 2019, ISBN 978-1510757929 Late billionaire Jeffrey Epstein […]
December 20, 2019

Understanding the rise of Trump

Identity Crisis: The 2016 Presidential Campaign and the Battle for the Meaning of America by John Sides, Michael Tesler, and Lynn Vavreck, Princeton University Press, US […]
December 18, 2019

A wide-eyed, colorful guide to a dreadful story

The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments from the Bronze age collapse… by Dan Carlin, Harper, US $29.99, Pp 288, October 2019, ISBN 978-0062868046 In the post-World […]
December 18, 2019

Revisiting the land of gold and dreams

   Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West by H. W. Brands, Basic Books, US $32.00, Pp 544, October 2019,    ISBN 978-1541672529 American […]
December 16, 2019

Revisiting Nazism

Hitler: A Biography by Peter Longerich, Oxford University Press, US $39.95, Pp 1324, October 2019, ISBN 978-0190056735 Adolph Hitler and his ideology were defeated three quarters […]

August 8, 2019

Today’s twentysomethings and religion

The Twentysomething Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American… by Tim Clydesdale and Kathleen Garces-Foley, Oxford University Press, US $29.95, Pp 240, August 2019, […]
July 10, 2019

Reinterpreting Islam law

Crime and Punishment in Islamic Law:  A Fresh Interpretation by Mohammad Hashim Kamali,  Oxford University Press,  US $49.95,  Pp 452, June 2019, ISBN 978-0190910648 The mere […]
July 1, 2019

Revisiting human rationality

The Territories of Human Reason: Science and Theology in an Age of Multiple Rationalities by Alister E. McGrath, Oxford University Press, US $34.95, Pp 280, March […]
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 15, 2019

Why Americans live sicker and die earlier than people in rich counties

Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health by Sandro Galea, Oxford University Press, US $24.95, Pp 304, May 2019, ISBN 978-0190916831 Most Americans […]
January 25, 2019

How Social Media is killing expertise

   The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters by Tom Nichols, Oxford University Press,    US $24.95, Pp 252, October 2018, ISBN […]
December 10, 2018

Race and liberty in the land of the free

          Appealing for Liberty: Freedom Suits in the South by Loren Schweninger, Oxford University Press, US $39.95, Pp 440, October 2018,      […]