The University Bookman
Reviewing Books that Build Culture
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Veery Huleatt reviews a strong collection of essays on the Midwest and the consequences of losing our narrative.
Alexi Sargeant reviews the exhibit Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth, now at the Morgan Library in New York through May.
Colleen Curran reviews Madeline Miller’s move from myth to novel as she works with a character from the Odyssey.
Craig Bruce Smith reviews Jill Lepore’s treatment of America’s founding eras in the first of four pieces on These Truths.
Daniel N. Gullotta assesses Jill Lepore’s treatment of America’s antebellum and Civil War eras.
Robert Greene II reviews the third part of Jill Lepore’s new history, covering the period from Reconstruction through World War II.
Lauren Turek reviews the final section of Jill Lepore’s new history of the United States, covering post–World War II to early Trump.
Ryan J. Barilleaux helps us take a deeper look at our glib use of dystopian rhetoric.
Joseph Bottum and Benjamin F. Jones review a major new biography of Churchill.