Practice Makes Virtue

Practice Makes Virtue

How to Be Unlucky: Reflections on the Pursuit of Virtue by Joshua Gibbs. CiRCE Institute, 2018. Paperback, 239 pages. $16. Reviewed by Elizabeth Bittner If we were to judge a book by its cover, we would likely steer clear of Joshua Gibbs’s latest work. Titled How to...
Letting Writers Do the Talking

Letting Writers Do the Talking

Writers on Writing: Conversations with Allen Mendenhall edited by Allen Mendenhall. Red Dirt Press, 2019. Paperback, 230 pages. $16.95. Reviewed by Elizabeth Bittner Writers on Writing is a superb collection of interviews conducted by Allen Mendenhall with established...
More Than Mildly Amusing

More Than Mildly Amusing

Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals by Matthew Mehan. TAN Books, 2018. Hardcover, 135 pages. $24.95. Reviewed by Elizabeth Bittner Few people have the chance to write a book with their best friend. Few Shakespeare scholars choose to write children’s books....
Rescuing the Heroic Narrative

Rescuing the Heroic Narrative

The Fiery Angel: Art, Culture, Sex, Politics, and the Struggle for the Soul of the West by Michael Walsh. Encounter Books, 2018. Paperback, 231 pages, $26. Reviewed by Elizabeth Bittner The image of the fiery angel, as employed by Michael Walsh in his latest work, is...
Repulsed by the Education Cartel

Repulsed by the Education Cartel

The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education by Richard J. Bishirjian. St. Augustine’s Press, 2017. Hardcover, 121 pages, $22. Reviewed by Elizabeth Bittner The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education is the story of...

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