In the News, October 2016
Posted 10.18.16: Booklist on Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop by Marc Myers: “This will entice general readers and music lovers alike. In his introduction, Myers calls the book an 'oral history jukebox,' and popular-music fans everywhere will want to be ready with a pocketful of dimes.”
Posted 10.04.16: A starred Booklist review for One Toss of the Dice: The Incredible Story of How a Poem Made Us Modern buy R. Howard Bloch: “The biography of a person and a great book, this is altogether extraordinary.”
Posted 09.07.16: Two starred reviews for Akhil Amar's The Constitution Today: Timeless Lessons for the Issues of Our Era: "Bringing an unusually informed and cool head to the tumult accompanying unfolding events, Amar performs a valuable service for his fellow citizens."—Kirkus Reviews “Impressively, Amar presents a panoramic view of recent history through the lens of Constitutional interpretation. Moreover, he accomplishes this in layman's language, so that his insights are accessible to general readers. Indeed, Amar's professed intent is to educate journalists on Constitutional issues, and he succeeds unequivocally, explaining what's at stake in landmark cases.”—Library Journal
Posted 08.26.16: “No Child Left Alone: Getting the Government Out of Parenting has surely been the most anxiety-producing read at the beach this summer. While my fellow vacationers splashed through the mass-market fiction list, I dove beneath the deep waves of bureaucratic overreach and regulatory aggression…while enjoying Abby W. Schachter's timely exposé of public intrusion into private childrearing.... No Child Left Alone combines a readable tone with moral outrage at the absurdities of overbearing governance.... Schachter's genius is for—and this book is propelled by—the perfectly chosen example…. On page after page, readers are left with the same frustrating question: How did we, an ostensibly free people, get here?”—Graham Hillard, The Weekly Standard
Posted 08.19.16: Clinton Cash: A Graphic Novel is the #1 New York Times Graphic Books Best Seller!
Posted 08.19.16: “For more than 60 years, students of Greek drama have turned to the University of Chicago Press's 'The Complete Greek Tragedies.' Now, like Sparta challenging Athens, two classics scholars are setting out to topple the long-time incumbent of Greek drama. Next week, Penguin Random House's Modern Library is publishing Mary Lefkowitz and James Romm's The Greek Plays: Sixteen Plays by Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, with the goal of becoming the new go-to edition for students and devotees of the classics.”—Eben Shapiro in today's Wall Street Journal
Posted 08.11.16: On the New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Best Seller list at #5: Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich by Peter Schweizer.
Posted 08.11.16: “Author Raymond Gantter wrote Roll Me Over: An Infantryman's World War II between September 1944 and June 1949, died in 1985, yet it was only finally published in 1997 at the behest of his estate. It's a good thing, too…. That it's a tale to read and re-read is easy to declare; that it has much to say even 70 years hence about every era's wars and soldiers is what makes it a deserving classic.”—Frank Winn, Guns & Gear Editor, America's 1st Freedom
Posted 08.04.16: “If you wish to understand the terrorist attacks sweeping the world, there's no better place to start than The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies by Michael T. Flynn and Michael A. Ledeen. With terrorist attacks in past months all over the world, including Orlando, Nice, and Baghdad, it's imperative that average Americans know what is going on, who is behind these crimes, and what we can do to stop them. This is a book that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should read and give to their military advisers. In a few months, one of them will be president, and the burden to defend America will be on his or her shoulders…. The book contains bad news and good news. The bad news is that we are in a real war against clever and committed enemies, and we are in danger of losing. The good news is that if our leaders have the will, the plan, and the financial commitment, then America can win. The course of history depends on the next president.”—Diana Furchtgott-Roth, The National Review
Posted 08.03.16: Just published in paperback and on the New York Times Paperback Nonfiction Best Seller list at #6: Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich by Peter Schweizer. And #10 on the E-Book Best Seller list.
Posted 07.27.16: The #1 Washington Post Hardcover Nonfiction Best Seller: The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies by Michael T. Flynn and Michael A. Ledeen
Posted 07.26.16: On the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best Seller list of August 7, The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies by Michael T. Flynn and Michael A. Ledeen is #13 as well as #9 on the e-book list and #14 on combined-e-and-print.
Posted 07.23.16: A tweet from the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump about The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies by Michael T. Flynn and Michael A. Ledeen:
Posted 07.22.16: On Publishers Weekly's nonfiction bestseller list at #9: The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies by Michael T. Flynn and Michael A. Ledeen
Posted 07.21.16: Now out in paperback: "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich by Peter Schweizer was on the New York Times bestseller list for 12 weeks last year.... It tells the story of how Bill and Hillary Clinton made an estimated $229,319,855 between the time they left the White House in 2001 and 2014.... It's a powerful story of money-grubbing and sleaze."—The Weekly Standard
Posted 07.16.16: “The fact that Trump has brought retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn onto his national security team is a very positive sign. Flynn, along with just a few other senior military leaders, has demonstrated a deep understanding of the security challenges that terrorist, criminal and insurgent networks pose to the nations of the world.... If Trump is elected president in November, then Flynn's vision of building networks to fight enemy networks will no doubt get a big boost from the new commander in chief. After 15 years of floundering in military and security policy, this would make for a very welcome, much needed change. If Hillary Clinton wins the election, I suggest that she take a long look at Flynn as well. The country needs his sort of ideas.”—John Arquilla, San Francisco Chronicle, on the author of The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies by Michael T. Flynn and Michael A. Ledeen
Posted 07.10.16: “As a former intelligence officer, I highly recommend this book. The author provides a clear picture of the current threats America is now facing and will continue to face if we do not seek the truth from our leadership. If political correctness outweighs the importance of eliminating the real threat of radical Islam and the enemy alliance, the fighting will only continue indefinitely. Radicalized Muslims do not need hugs and love like AG Lynch recently suggested. Americans deserve to know the truth about legitimate threats and not have it censored for our own protection. We can no longer continue the charade of false success in the war against radical Islam and its allies.”—Desiree Huitt, SOFREP News (Special Operations Forces Report) on The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies by Michael T. Flynn and Michael A. Ledeen
Posted 07.10.16: "Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior stands above two dozen previous biographies on MacArthur due to Herman's well-researched, balanced evaluation. He has drawn upon vast sources.... Engaging throughout and significant in capturing the brilliance of a man whose vision helped define the United States in the 20th century and beyond." — Stephen L. Moore, The Dallas Morning News
Posted 06.26.16: “Six Books the Next U.S. President Must Read: #5. The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies by Michael T. Flynn and Michael A. Ledeen. In a straightforward, no-nonsense assessment of the Islamist global insurgency and how to crush it, General Mike Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, and Michael Ledeen, a scholar at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, collaborated on this 2016 book that takes the challenge head-on. Americans want a president that takes defeating America's enemies seriously. If they know their president is reading this, they'll know that person is on the job.”—The National Interest
Posted 06.19.16: The Wall Street Journal weekend feature review is Joseph Epstein on Everything Explained That Is Explainable: On the Creation of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's Celebrated Eleventh Edition by Denis Boyles: “In a highly readable style, nicely seasoned with occasional ironic touches, Denis Boyles limns the intricate business negotiations that went into the creation of the Eleventh Edition…. Mr. Boyles provides excellent portraits of the key figures responsible for the 19th- and early-20th-century editions of Britannica. His last chapter is given over to the Eleventh's mishandling, owing to its having been a work of its time, of such key, and in our day super-sensitive, subjects as Women, African-Americans, Native Americans, Asians, Arabs and its difficulties with Catholic and Protestant readers. None of this finally diminishes the overall accomplishment that is Encyclopaedia Britannica's Eleventh Edition.”