The University Bookman
Reviewing Books that Build Culture
Paul Brian is not impressed by David Brooks’s Second Mountain.
Eve Tushnet is surprised to welcome yet another translation of Augustine’s Confessions.
Scott Beauchamp reviews T. C. Boyle’s newest novel on a utopian in-group.
Gerard T. Mundy looks at what James Bloodworth’s Hired reveals about the decline of Western culture’s mediating institutions.
Harrison F. Dietzman reviews a book on what popular culture reveals of thin line between a good American and a good criminal.
Caden McCann reviews Susan Jacoby’s Why Baseball Matters.
William Anthony Hay welcomes a fresh assessment of the arguments and methods of Loyalist clergy in the American Revolutionary era.
Carl Rollyson welcomes Marion Turner’s innovative new biography of Chaucer and the spaces he inhabited.
Francis P. Sempa reviews a biography of the Wilsonian diplomat Richard Holbrooke.