The University Bookman
Reviewing Books that Build Culture
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Carl Rollyson celebrates David Pietrusza’s historical biography of Theodore Roosevelt’s final struggles against Wilsonian idealism.
Titus Techera looks back on the prophetic appeal of The Truman Show after twenty years.
Casey Chalk reviews a book on the costs of American slavery, its lingering effects, and the role of the North.
Hungarian Ambassador Eduard Habsburg walks Rome’s Aurelian Wall and reflects on the sensual fascination of old walls.
John Ehrett reviews Bernardo Zacka’s surprisingly humane look at the inner life and professional dysfunction of the front-line bureaucrat.
Stephen Schmalhofer spends time with an art retrospective guided by famed Met curator Philippe de Montebello.
Kyle Sammin reviews Carl Lawrence Paulus’s new take on foreign influences on American slavery leading to the Civil War.
Father Schall helps readers reflect on the questions raised by Heywood Broun’s 1921 short story, “The Fifty-First Dragon.”
David G. Bonagura, Jr. welcomes a new edition that applies Cicero’s advice on rhetoric to a distracted age.