The Rise of Black Intellectual History

The Rise of Black Intellectual History

New Perspectives on the Black Intellectual Tradition Edited by Keisha N. Blain, Christopher Cameron, and Ashley D. Farmer. Northwestern University Press, 2018. Paperback, 272 pages, $34.95. Reviewed by Chidike Okeem While the physical prowess of African people is much...
Pondering the Defeatists

Pondering the Defeatists

The Age of Defeat by Colin Wilson with an introduction by Thomas F. Bertonneau. Aristeia Press, 2018. Paperback, 243 pages, $15. Reviewed by Richard Cocks This handsome new edition of The Age of Defeat is complemented by Tom Bertonneau’s excellent introduction....
Hibernian Pastoral

Hibernian Pastoral

My Father Left Me Ireland: An American Son’s Search for Home by Michael Brendan Dougherty Sentinel, 2019. Hardcover, 240 pages, $24. Reviewed by Chris R. Morgan Michael Brendan Dougherty’s My Father Left Me Ireland is the latest in a spate of books currently...
A Gimlet Eye Beneath a Chapel Veil

A Gimlet Eye Beneath a Chapel Veil

Frost in May By Antonia White Virago Modern Classics, [1933] 2019. Paperback, 224 pages, $14. Reviewed by Eve Tushnet “We work to-day to turn out, not accomplished young women, nor agreeable wives, but soldiers of Christ, accustomed to hardship and ridicule and...
No Mere Textbook

No Mere Textbook

Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story by Wilfred M. McClay. Encounter Books, 2019. Hardcover, 504 pages, $35. Reviewed by Bruce P. Frohnen In this fine book, Wilfred McClay makes an important contribution to American education and culture. Every year...
On the Rebuilding of Notre-Dame

On the Rebuilding of Notre-Dame

By James Atkins Pritchard The fire that burned in the very heart of Paris has now for a fortnight been put out. Each night the city’s great cathedral stands in the darkness, roofless but defiant, to greet—as it has at least three hundred thousand times—another dawn....
John L. Connelly: In Memoriam

John L. Connelly: In Memoriam

John Connelly was a longtime Bookman reader and occasional contributor, and also a strong intellectual influence as teacher and mentor on the current editor. His friend and collaborator John McCarthy offers this memorial. An Exemplar of an Educator in the Jesuit...
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