Category Archives: Book reviews

The Best Books I Read in 2022

Reviews of Crossroads, True, The Premonition, Anxious People and Mill Town Continue reading

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This Guy Was President!!??

Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America, Maggie Haberman Continue reading

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The Darkness and Light of Ellis Island

Ellis Island: A People’s History and The Next Ship Home Continue reading

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The Best Books I Read in 2021

Starting with Where the Crawdads Sing Continue reading

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The Best Books I Read in 2020

From a housing project in Brooklyn to a crematorium in Korea. Continue reading

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Hear a Book, See a Country

Review of Cry, the Beloved Country on Audible Continue reading

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How I Came to Spend the Pandemic Thinking About Winston Churchill

Reviews of recent works by Candice Millard and Eric Larson Continue reading

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The Six Best Books I Read in 2019

Stories of Prohibition, the Syrian civil war and growing up in 1960’s Brooklyn. Continue reading

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What to Think of Thomas Edison

The man, the book, the movie Continue reading

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Car Trouble and Other Family Problems

Robert Rorke’s novel set in a working class Irish neighborhood in Brooklyn in the 1960’s Continue reading

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