The University Bookman
Reviewing Books that Build Culture
Casey Chalk welcomes a new reader’s guide to Milton’s Paradise Lost.
Daniel James Sundahl reviews a new collection of poems from Paul Mariani that help us connect our ordinary time with the sacred.
Anthony M. Barr looks at a few other voices that could contribute to the conversation started by Yuval Levin’s A Time to Build.
Bill Meehan reviews a real-life Alpine adventure from World War II.
Karl C. Schaffenburg reviews an uneven biography of the great botanist Joseph Banks.
Luke Nicastro reviews a book that does not quite explain the failure of the Enlightenment.
Jeffrey J. Folks reviews a book on the lives behind our current understanding of the U.S. Constitution.
Eric Hutchinson shares his pandemic reading journal, a mix of memorial, reflection, and therapeutic laughter.
Karl C. Schaffenburg welcomes an engaging book on what farming can teach us about the difference between technical capacity and wisdom.