Calhoun, Compromise, and Consequence

Calhoun, Compromise, and Consequence

Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants by H. W. Brands. Doubleday, 2018. Hardcover, 432 pages, $30 Reviewed by Carl Rollyson Henry Clay (1777–1852), John Calhoun (1782–1850),...
Citizens of the World

Citizens of the World

The Sand Pebbles by Richard McKenna. Naval Institute Press, [1962] 2001. Paper, 624 pages, $26. Reviewed by Casey Chalk This October marked the one-year anniversary of the release of Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle, an American/Canadian couple captured by the Taliban...
Christian Martyrs in the First Islamic States

Christian Martyrs in the First Islamic States

Christian Martyrs Under Islam: Religious Violence and the Making of the Muslim World by Christian C. Sahner. Princeton University Press, 2018. Hardcover, 360 pages, $39. Reviewed by Jane Peters On February 15, 2018 in the village of al-Our, the Coptic Orthodox Church...
His Old Kentucky Home

His Old Kentucky Home

Henry Clay: The Man Who Would Be President by James C. Klotter. Oxford University Press, 2018. Hardcover, xix + 506 pages, $35. Reviewed by Miles Smith When Abraham Lincoln called Henry Clay his beau ideal of a statesmen in the 1840s, he echoed respectable businessmen...
Orpheus Britannicus

Orpheus Britannicus

A New English Music: Composers and Folk Traditions in England’s Musical Renaissance from the Late 19th to the Mid-20th Century by Tim Rayborn. McFarland & Co., 2016. Paperback, 312 pages, $40. Reviewed by R. J. Stove When I come to England, I don’t claim England;...

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