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Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson III by Robert A. Caro - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780394720951
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Published: Vintage - April 25th, 2003

This is the best biography--and quite possibly the best book--I've ever read. Caro is not only a master historian, but a brilliant storyteller, whose narrative weaves in enough depth and breadth of Johnson's world to make you feel as if you were right there. Downright brilliant. ~ Reviewed by Ramsay Eyre


The Secret History by Procopius - Book Review

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By Procopius, G. A. Williamson (Translated by), Peter Sarris (Translated by), Peter Sarris (Introduction by), Peter Sarris (Notes by)
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ISBN: 9780140455281
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 18th, 2007

For fans of titles like "Fire and Fury" and "The Mueller Report," this is a sensational tell-all tale of a ruler whose egotism and corruption know no bounds, written by a close adviser in secret for fear of it being discovered. Sound familiar? Very juicy. ~ Reviewed by Ramsay Eyre


Women's War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War by Stephanie McCurry - Book Review

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Published: Belknap Press - April 15th, 2019

This is a story that needed to be told. A major new work of Civil War history, this volume does not only challenge conventional assumptions about women in the Civil War, but dispels the notion that a "woman's role" is limited to the sidelines in any war. This ought to be required reading for any history buff! ~ Reviewed by Ramsay Eyre


The World Pushes Back: Poems by Garret Keizer - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781680031843
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Published: Texas Review Press - March 26th, 2019

Even if you don't read much poetry, this is a collection of gorgeously lyrical, subtly political, and occasionally humorous poems that you will surely enjoy. Touching on subjects ranging from history to religion to the art of poetry itself, this book by a Vermont author has something to pique anyone's interest. ~ Reviewed by Ramsay Eyre


Reflections: Essays, Aphorisms, Autobiographical Writings by Walter Benjamin - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781328470225
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Published: Mariner Books - January 15th, 2019

Walter Benjamin was one of the most brilliant and enigmatic thinkers of the twentieth century. His meditations on everything--art, technology, history, literature, violence, the nature of existence itself--might just help you see the world in a new way. ~ Reviewed by Ramsay Eyre


The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated by John Carpenter - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781588396655
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Published: Metropolitan Museum of Art - March 26th, 2019

Not only is The Tale of Genji a cornerstone of Japanese literature, but also has inspired some of the most beautiful works in the history of art. This book and its exhibit are an experience not to be missed. ~ Reviewed by Ramsay Eyre


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