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Category Archives: Reviews
Book of the day:
I post a link and a single sentence review or summary to a different book every day. Once a week on Sunday I’ll post a full review or book discussion, tagged with “longreview”.
Book of January 28, 2010
Late January and February are when the Great Horned Owls are courting, hooting their way around my house.
Book of January 27, 2010
One hundred years of Kiowa history, in stories about ordinary lives, based on personal memories.
Book of January 26, 2010
In 1776 Southerners said slavery was a regrettable and probably temporary necessity; by 1859 they said it was the foundation of their society and their liberty.
Book of January 25, 2010
Graves never had any scruples about making things up, but he didn’t need to do all that much, here: the last years of the Roman Republic and first of the Empire were some of the least boring in history.
Book of January 24, 2010
Child sacrifice is a theme running through the Jewish and Christian Bibles, from Abraham's near-sacrifice of Isaac to the Christian idea that G*d the Father Himself sacrificed his Son.
January 22, 2010
Painstaking reconstruction of De Soto's journey through what is now the southeastern US, and the many vanished cultures and peoples he encountered.
Book of January 20, 2010
Indispensable insights into the life of New York -- and America as a whole -- in the first half of the 20th century.
Book of January 19, 2010
A children’s classic makes a very good hat.
Book of January 9, 2010
One of the best-built alien ecosystems in the history of science fiction, and one of my favorite kick-ass heroines, too.
Book of January 6, 2010
Renaissance artists depicted and even directed attention to Jesus' penis.