Here it comes. President Clinton’s big autobiography is scheduled to hit stores next week–all 957 pages of it. Politics aside, I believe this will be an important book. From everything I have read, this book promises to be a fantastic read. I saw him speak […]

Here is a book I might have to put on my wish list. Did I mention I have a birthday coming up? This is the publisher’s description: “In this sweeping history, Paul Starr shows how politics created our media world, from the emergence of the […]

It’s the largest published book in the world. Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey Across the Last Himalayan Kingdom is a collection of photographs taken by MIT students in Asia, and is described as a “visual odyssey across the country.” At five feet by seven feet, six […]

OK, who’s with me? I’m chucking it all and moving to Vermont. That’s right, you heard me Vermont. Spread the word. This is such a good story; a small town in Vermont, St. Johnsbury, population 7,571 as of 2000, is according to David Mehegan of […]

Ted Conover is one of my favorite authors. If you haven’t read anything he’s written, you must. He is a writer of the “literary nonfiction” variety–an author who tells true stories about life’s characters right where it’s lived. He writes in first person, somewhat in […]

Do we read anymore? Has mass attention deficit disorder been firmly established in our land of home theaters and iPods? This is a subject that could spin in a million directions. Wow. Implications abound–from its effect on everything from the state of book publishing, to […]

There is an interesting review of books about Abraham Lincoln in the current issue of the Claremont Review of Books. Writer Peter Schramm reviews “Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America” written by y Allen C. Guelzo. The book examines the motives and […]

Ron Chernow is going to be at the Barnes & Noble in Edina on Monday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. Chernow is the National Book Award winner (for his first book, The House of Morgan) and his last book, Titan: The Life of John D. […]

If you would not be forgotten As soon as you are dead and rotten Either write things worth reading Or do things worth writing. – Ben Franklin “Poor Richard’s Almanac” Quoting a Founding Father, Ellen Mitchell writes in current issue of Newsday that there are […]

Jacques Barzun is one of those scholars that the world of academia will likely never produce again. An historian, and author of thirty books, Barzun is a scholar who is rightly defined as a master of Arts and Letters. I came across his masterpiece “From […]