Churchill for President

By Paul Miller on May 14, 2014

His Finest Hour

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Winston Churchill’s Improbable Life

By Paul Miller on January 27, 2014

The biography of Winston Churchill will make you feel inadequate, grateful, and inspired.

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George F. Kennan: Biography of a Bureaucrat

By Paul Miller on May 6, 2013

Review of George F. Kennan:  An American Life, by John Lewis Gaddis Magisterial, thousand-page, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographies are usually reserved for presidents, emperors, generals, and saints.  With John Lewis Gaddis’ definitive  George F. Kennan:  An American Life, the epic treatment…

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Mere Lewis

By Coyle Neal on March 6, 2013

Review of C.S. Lewis: A Life by Alister McGrath By COYLE NEAL Writing biographies is hard work. Sometimes, there just isn’t a lot of information about an individual—even if that individual is a very important historical figure. Sometimes there’s so…

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Anti-Christian Screed (The Swerve)

By Paul Miller on December 6, 2012

Review of The Swerve: How the World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt By PAUL D. MILLER On one level, The Swerve is the biography of a minor figure in Renaissance Florence (Poggio Bracciolini) and an entertaining story of how he recovered a…

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In Which Arius Receives a Stocking Full of Coal and a Knuckle Sandwich

By Alexis Neal on November 27, 2012

Review of The Saint Who Would Be Santa Claus by Adam C. English By ALEXIS NEAL My idea of Santa Claus is based on an amalgamation of Disney specials, Norman Rockwell paintings, and the famous poem by Clement Clarke Moore. I…

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A Great Biography for a Great Life

By Kendrick Kuo on October 23, 2012

Review of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris By KENDRICK KUO Teddy Roosevelt has been in the news recently. Last week, the Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed discussing the persistent failure of Teddy to win the Nationals’ presidents…

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What Lincoln Can Teach the Tea Party

By Paul Miller on October 1, 2012

Review of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner By PAUL D. MILLER Abraham Lincoln was a racist who believed Africans were intellectually inferior to whites and should not have equal political rights with their racial superiors. He…

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What does power reveal? Caro answers.

By Kendrick Kuo on August 7, 2012

Review of The Years of Lyndon Johnson (Vol. 1, 2, 3) by Robert A. Caro NOTE: The fourth volume will be reviewed in a future post. By KENDRICK KUO When The Passage of Power hit the shelves in May this…

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