The University Bookman
Reviewing Books that Build Culture
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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.
Tyler Dobbs reviews John O’Malley’s riveting new history of the First Vatican Council and the nineteenth century emphasis on papal primacy.
Jeffrey Folks reviews Steven Pinker’s unintentionally chilling new book of scientism.
Mark Judge reviews Jason Heller’s fact-heavy tour of pop music and science fiction in the Me Decade.
Patrick Kurp welcomes Cynthia L. Haven’s new life of René Girard.
Sumantra Maitra is underwhelmed by the evidence presented in Timothy Snyder’s conventional new polemic.
Ryan Shinkel gleans lessons from the effective new documentary on educational televangelist Fred Rogers.