Monthly Archives: December 2015

Who are those guys?

William McCants‘ ISIS Apocalypse does an excellent job of accounting for the rise and appeal of the ISIL movement.  The groups seemingly contradictory goals —  to bring about the immediate return of the Islamic empire and usher in  the End of Times– makes them … Continue reading

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Too cool for school

Here is a link to an interesting article about young authors who have shunned academic careers but are writing top notch and very readable histories.  Good enough to crack the bestseller lists.  Case in point: Dan Jones, who has written on … Continue reading

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The Onion

  Kate Braestrup is known primarily through her memoirs Here if You Need Me and  Anchor and Flares. But before taking her self as a subjext, Kate was an aspiring novelist. One of our readers recently donated a copy of her out-of-print novel … Continue reading

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New in series DVD

   Better call Saul.   In Breaking Bad, Saul Goodman provided legal cover for ethically challenged clients while Mike, his fix-it man, cleaned up their messes.   In the new series Better Call Saul, we get Saul and Mike’s back stories.  “Saul” … Continue reading

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New on DVD

Far from the Madding Crowd.  An independent woman in Victorian England attracts three suitors: a farmer, a soldier and a wealthy gentleman. Mr. Holmes. The aging Sherlock is retired, but still troubled by an unresolved crime from 30 years ago. She’s Funny That … Continue reading

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