Review: “Journalism Today: A Themed History” by Chapman and Nuttall

Journalism Today: A Themed History by Jane L. Chapman and Nick Nuttall. Wiley-Blackwell. 338 pages. Unless you’re a journalism nut like I am or one of my sad students who will be getting this book as a final exam in a week, you will probably not be reading this book. To be honest, we dug … More Review: “Journalism Today: A Themed History” by Chapman and Nuttall

Review: “The Afghan Campaign” by Steven Pressfield

The Afghan Campaign: A Novel by Steven Pressfield. Broadway Books. 354 pages. I don’t know how many years it’s been since I read Gates of Fire, Steven Pressfield’s great book about Leonidas and the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae. But that’s when I realized that Pressfield had a great talent for providing rich detail in telling … More Review: “The Afghan Campaign” by Steven Pressfield

Review: “Firestorm” by Taylor Anderson

Firestorm (Destroyermen Series) by Taylor Anderson. Roc Books. 464 pages. This isn’t actually alternate history, which should give my daughter some relief (since she’s both a history and English purist); it’s more like an alternate worlds story. But it’s the sixth book in this series by Taylor Anderson. The crux of the story is about … More Review: “Firestorm” by Taylor Anderson

Review: “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough

The Wright Brothers by David McCullough. Simon & Schuster. 320 pages. I spent last Thursday evening at our school’s University Days, the event when high schoolers from all over come to our college and consider whether they want to be students here. While I was wandering around the gym, looking at the exhibits from the … More Review: “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough