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Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Reviews by Bruce Collier and Wynn Parks

Former U.S. Senator George S. Lemieux and freelance journalist Laura E. Mize might start some arguments with their choices—where else would you find Walt Disney and Fidel Castro together? Still, they covered the big and the little picture...
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Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Reviews by Bruce Collier and Marilu Morgan

The Marshall Plan, presented by Secretary of State (and former Army Chief of Staff) George Marshall, put America’s economic and military stamp on the rebuilding of Europe and helped jump-start the Cold War. Steil’s account is meticulous...
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Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Reviews by Bruce Collier and Marilu Morgan

However, the book paints a believable portrait of an administration in turmoil and a leader who wasn’t fully prepared for (and probably did not even want) the role he assumed. Based on the buzz surrounding this book, I expected it to make me angry at our president but was surprised to find that I felt sorry for him...
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Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Reviews by Bruce Collier and Marilu Morgan

Alderman is a skillful writer who manages to propose big ideas without overwhelming the development of the characters and the plot. This story is violent, dramatic, scary and sometimes disturbing. It explores corruption and power structures in a similar way as Orwell’s classic Animal Farm...
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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Reviews by Bruce Collier and Ronald Larsen

The more time that passes between now and World War II, the more it shifts from history into a romanticized mist. One reason is the yearly release of nonfiction accounts of small corners of the war, and of extraordinary, real-life individual exploits...
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Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Plus Our Favorite Books of 2017

The premise of this dystopian/post-apocalyptic novel is that evolution is starting to go backwards—women are having babies of an earlier human species, often to the detriment of the mother’s life. In order to preserve the human race as they know it, the government is...