Category Archives: Entertainment

  • A March of Dimes poster from the book "Polio."

    Book review: “Polio, An American Story”Entertainment, Reviews

    Book review by Brett Clause Book: Polio, An American Story Subtitle: The Crusade That Mobilized the nation Against the 20th Century’s Most Feared Disease Author: David M. Oshinsky  In the 20th century, there was something other than Elvis and rock and roll that parents feared most for their children. That was the terrifying disease of […]

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    Robert Louis Stevenson Travels With MeBlog_RobertsD, Reviews

    Almost always the case, I have read about travelers coming to America with bold dreams and meager resources and always succeeding in attaining the great American dream. Didn’t all of our immigrant ancestors valiantly do it? In the 1896 book “The Amateur Emigrant,” author Robert Louis Stevenson poses a different thesis, one that isn’t heard […]

  • Scratch Beginnings

    Book Review: “Scratch Beginnings”Reviews

    [learn_more caption=Info] Book: “Scratch Beginnings“ Subtitled: ” Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream” Authors:Adam W. Shepard, Publisher: Harper Paperbacks Summary: Adam Shepard graduated from college in the summer of 2006 feeling disillusioned by the apathy he saw around him and incensed after reading Barbara Ehrenreich’s famous works Nickel and Dimed and Bait and […]

  • The GI Bill

    Book Review: “The GI Bill”Reviews

    [learn_more caption=Info] Book: “The GI Bill: The New Deal for Veterans” Subtitled: ” The New Deal for Veterans” Authors: Glenn C. Altschuler and Stuart M. Blumin Publication date: 2009 Summary: On rare occasions in American history, Congress enacts a measure so astute, so far-reaching, so revolutionary, it enters the language as a metaphor. The Marshall […]

  • Descartes' Bones

    Book Review: “Descartes’ Bones”Reviews

    [learn_more caption=Info] Book: “DESCARTES’ BONES” Subtitled: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason Summary: A New York Times Notable BookSixteen years after René Descartes’ death in Stockholm in 1650, a pious French ambassador exhumed the remains of the controversial philosopher to transport them back to Paris. Thus began a 350-year saga that […]