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Category Archives: Long reviews
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 December 20, 2009
I would have said that France is one of the countries least in need of discovery, but Graham Robb shows me how very, very wrong I was.
Book of December 13, 2009
Quick-reading epistolary novel about the German occupation of Guernsey in World War II.
Book of December 6, 2009
I am going to put aside my uncertainties and talk about Oscar Wao and what it seemed like to me, regardless of authorial intention (which is so last millennium, anyway).
Book of November 29, 2009
The original rollerskate tour of the impact of disease on world history. One of the books that has influenced my thinking the most.
Book of November 12, 2009
Dispatches from a native of FanBoyLand, as he tries to feel out the borders of masculinity.
Book of November 9, 2009
A rollerskate tour of the current state of scholarship on this pivotal but ill-understood period in European history.
Book of November 7, 2009
A journalist weaves together stories of archaeological discoveries, the Cultural Revolution, and the changing economic and social landscape of 21st-century China.
Book of November 5, 2009
The Iliad as a guide to the precipitating factors for PTSD: death of your best friend, a sense of betrayal by higher-ups, instability. Alas, not at all out-of-date.
Book of October 18, 2009
I grew up in a household both deeply intellectual and deeply spiritual, raised by parents (one Irish Catholic, one Swedish/German Lutheran) who take it as a given that these things can go together.