Review: “George Washington’s Secret Spy War”

In his latest book American Revolutionary War cryptology specialist John A. Nagy hones in on the little-known but extraordinary skills of George Washington as spymaster. Drawing on the General's diary and correspondence, the author chronicles Washington's espionage activities from his forays into the …
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LH Book Reviews: A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin passed away on January 22nd, 2018, almost exactly 40 years after her first novel, “A Wizard of Earthsea” was published from then-small press Parnassus Publishing. Though it was initially not expected to sell well, this book has become one of the most popular fantasy novels in the last …
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Indicting the System

Khan-Cullors's new book, When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, co-written with author and journalist asha bandele, explains the social conditions that led to that moment and the international movement that followed. At one point, Khan-Cullors states, “I'm writing this in sentences …
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Squirrel Teaches Little Girl to Overcome Fear in New Book

The book has received critical acclaim, with Foreword and Clarion Reviews describing the book as "an enjoyable and inventive story, offering an amusing reaction to a startling event, that will certainly appeal to young audiences." "Neeka and the Squirrel Highway" will not only entertain children, but also …
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Review: New Book on Appalachia Takes JD Vance Behind the Woodshed

J.D. Vance, whose Hillbilly Elegy has been at the top of the best sellers list for over a year now—despite, we may note, three negative reviews (one, two, three) in the Daily Yonder—has outdone Toynbee by asserting that his dismal personal history of growing up poor and abused in an Ohio mountain …
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Book Review: ‘I Am I Am I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death’ by Maggie O’Farrell

If the alliteration of the title doesn't draw you right away towards Irish author Maggie O'Farrell's most recent work, then perhaps the fact that I Am I Am I Am is O'Farrell's testimony of the many face-offs she's had with death throughout her life, will grab your attention. In total, she's had seventeen of them.
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Briefly Noted

Set in Waterbury, Connecticut, the working-class town of abandoned brass mills where the author grew up, this novel tells the parallel stories of a mother and a daughter struggling to improve their fates. The novel shifts between the perspectives of Elsie, a second-generation Lithuanian who begins a …
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