Members of the Club

Members of the Club

The Club: Johnson, Boswell, and the Friends Who Shaped an Age By Leo Damrosch. Yale University Press, 2019. Hardcover, 473 pages, $30. Reviewed by John C. Chalberg Better than a century ago G. K. Chesterton found much that was wrong with his world. In his...
Two Leaders at War

Two Leaders at War

Lincoln and Churchill: Statesmen at War by Lewis E. Lehrman. Stackpole Books, 2018. Hardcover, 526 pages, $35. Reviewed by Chuck Chalberg Studies abound on Lincoln and Churchill. And why not? Each statesman deserves the attention he has received and will continue to...

The Duty to Rewrite History

Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian by Richard Aldous. W.W. Norton, 2017. Hardcover, 486 pages, $30. John C. Chalberg Early on in his magisterial biography of an “imperial historian,” biographer Richard Aldous asks a question that he never really answers: Was Arthur...
A Quiet American in Vietnam

A Quiet American in Vietnam

The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam by Max Boot. Liveright Publishing, 2018. Hardcover, 715 pages, $35. JOHN C. CHALBERG In this massive biography of Colonel Edward Lansdale, biographer Max Boot has given us the story of a quiet...

Sharing Nixon’s Ear

Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever by Patrick J. Buchanan. Crown Forum, 2017. Hardcover, 436 pages, $30.To read Pat Buchanan’s memoir of his tour of duty during President Richard Nixon’s White House...

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