The Littlest Soapbox

April 22, 2010

The Daily Fix 4/22/10

Filed under: Books — mikecgannon @ 6:14 PM

The Daily Telegraph has a review of a new book, Voices From The Grave, by Ed Moloney, looking at the the Troubles in Northern Ireland through the eyes of two men who fought on opposing sides during the conflict. Though the (British) reviewer clearly has his own strong view of the subject, the book itself looks quite fascinating.

Janet Maslin over at the New York Times has a review of historian Alan Brinkley’s latest work, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century, a biography of the aforementioned Luce, a publishing titan who founded Time magazine (among others). Maslin generously praises the tome, which I found to be the most tempting of this week’s new releases.

Finally, in a Sign of the Apocalypse, John Grisham are releasing a children’s book about (wait for it)…a 13-year-old amateur lawyer who becomes involved in a murder trial. Ye gods, Mr. Grisham, have you no decency?


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