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December 2023

Posted 12.08.23:  "A new and ingenious approach to understanding the thinking of the Founders. No one has ever emphasized the geographical awareness of the Founders in quite the way Barone has. A very readable and intriguing book."—Gordon S. Wood on Michael Barone's Mental Maps of the Founders: How Geographic Imagination Guided America's Revolutionary Leadership

November 2023

Posted 11.15.23:  "[Marty Makary's] book is written in simple plain English for the average citizen as well as for the medical professional. Regardless of what one feels about the solution to the high cost of America's health care system Makary's book presents a unique perspective on the games that hospitals and insurance companies play in increasing costs. The Price We Pay is one of the best books ever written on America's dysfunctional health care system."—Dr. Arthur H. Gale, Missouri Medicine

April 2023

Posted 04.12.23:  A starred review from Publishers Weekly for These Are the Plunderers: How Private Equity Runs—and Wrecks—America by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner: "Morgenson, senior financial reporter for NBC News, and Rosner, a financial policy consultant, follow their 2011 collaboration, Reckless Endangerment, with a blistering critique of how private equity 'extracts wealth from the many to enrich the few.'... Morgensen and Rosner excel at capturing the complex financial maneuverings in crisp, accessible prose, and horror stories drive home the callousness of the private equity business model. Fiery and incisive, this is an essential account of how Wall Street pilfers the pockets of ordinary Americans."

March 2023

Posted 03.15.23:  A starred review from Booklist for These Are the Plunderers: How Private Equity Runs—and Wrecks—America by Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner: "Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Morgenson, along with research-consultancy managing director Rosner, uncover the 30-year history of private equity and its impact on American lives. Private-equity firms, the authors contend, buy companies and load them with debt while bleeding them of assets. The firms then sell the companies to new owners at a substantial profit for themselves while the companies go bankrupt.... Readers will be drawn into the duo's storytelling, and even those who aren't financially savvy will be able to grasp the topic. It's a must-read for all for help in understanding a different side of capitalism."

January 2023

Posted 01.21.23:  "The bestselling title related to politics last year was Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win by Peter Schweizer."—Publishers Weekly (10 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list!)
Posted 01.20.23:  "A professional historian's product through and through, sharply focused on its period and supported by amazingly detailed endnotes, plus a huge bibliography. Mr. Kagan's account is probably the most comprehensive, and most impressive, recent analysis we have of how Americans regarded the outside world and its own place in it during those four critical decades."—Paul Kennedy, The Wall Street Journal, on The Ghost at the Feast: America and the Collapse of World Order, 1900-1941 by Robert Kagan