The Arrogance of Blueprints

The Arrogance of Blueprints

A conversation with Amity Shlaes The Bookman is pleased to speak with Amity Shlaes about her new book Great Society: A New History. Amity Shlaes chairs the board of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, and is the author of six books, including four New York...
On Books For Middle America

On Books For Middle America

An interview with Bria Sandford We are happy to feature this conversation with Bria Sandford, who is editorial director of Sentinel and an executive editor at Portfolio, imprints of Penguin Random House. UB: Bria, we are so happy to have you with us. Maybe we should...
The Age of Addiction

The Age of Addiction

Packaged Pleasures. How Technology and Marketing Revolutionized Desire by Gary S. Cross and Robert N. Proctor. University of Chicago Press, 2014. Hardcover, 351 pages, $35. Reviewed by Gerald J. Russello The age of industry was—is—also an age of addiction. We like the...

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