The Winter Sportsmen-Soldiers

The Winter Sportsmen-Soldiers

The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America’s Elite Alpine Warriors by Maurice Isserman. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019. Hardcover, 318 pages, $28. Reviewed by William F. Meehan III I judged Maurice Isserman’s book by its cover...
Skiing Alta with WFB

Skiing Alta with WFB

William F. Meehan III ‘Alta’ isn’t a word you hear often in fashionable conversations in skiing circles … You can live out a casual lifetime, as a casual skier, and not know about Alta, and the odd thing is that this really suits the Alta people just fine. There is...
Reagan’s Consistent Cheerful Convictions

Reagan’s Consistent Cheerful Convictions

The Literary Reagan: Authentic Quotations from His Life By Nicholas Dujmovic. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019. Hardcover, 346 pages, $88. Reviewed by William F. Meehan III Nicholas Dujmovic’s rationale for compiling and editing The Literary Reagan is clear: the...

Who Is Blackford Oakes?

Buckley’s leading good guy. WILLIAM F. MEEHAN III The eleven Blackford Oakes spy novels by William F. Buckley Jr. are a significant part of his oeuvre and deserve consideration when discussing his life. What better way, then, to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of...

What Happened to Blackford Oakes?

A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr. by Alvin S. Felzenberg. Yale University Press, 2017. Hardcover, 417 pages, $35. Reviewed by William F. Meehan III Of the memorable lines about William F. Buckley Jr., spoken on the occasion of...

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