I scored me some Willa Cather studies at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont last night! They sell mainly new books but also have a wonderfully curated used section. This is a 1974 printing of the 1961 Bison Books edition of… Read More ›
An exciting, understated biography about a woman, librarian, and survivor who was deeply involved with some of the major events and movements of the 20th century.
I’m excited to share the review I wrote for Criminal Element of Tom Clavin’s new biography, Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier’s First Gunfighter.
I’m a big fan of Kathryn J. Atwood’s work. She’s written several collective biographies of women who either insert themselves into or find themselves in the midst of a war zone or occupied territory. I wrote about her Women Heroes… Read More ›
I avoided reading this book for the longest time because of its reputation (at least in academic circles) as a simplistic and not very revealing portrait of Willa Cather. It is probably a good thing that I waited to read… Read More ›
Bust of Washington by Jean-Antoine Houdon I’ve let Ron Chernow’s Washington: A Life languish for almost a year. I vowed to finish this book in January, then February, and now it’s March. I’ll aim to finish it . . …. Read More ›
Washington crossing the Delaware…with artistic license. I’ve been blogging about Ron Chernow’s Washington: A Life section by section. Chernow breaks Washington’s life into five major parts: The Frontiersman The Planter (or, The Planted on my ebook version) The General The… Read More ›