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Author Archives: Aaron Whitehead

Book Review: Satch, Dizzy & Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson by Timothy M. Gay

Gay's book is a neat scrapbook, but fails to establish a broader purpose Read More »

Book Review: A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent by Robert W. Merry

An intriguing new history book is nearly ruined by a heavy-handed epilogue. Read More »

DVD Review: The Human Condition

Director Masaki Kobayashi explores the limits of human endurance — mainly that of his audience Read More »

Book Review: I Wish I’d Been There, Book Two: European History edited by Byron Hollinshead and Theodore K. Rabb

Twenty scholars act as flies on the wall of history in this intriguing book. Read More »

DVD Review: Dark Streets

Dark Streets has good style but precious little substance. Read More »

DVD Review: Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning

This poor entry in the slasher series is even more generic than it appears. Read More »

DVD Review: Playing Shakespeare

A wonderful tool for actors and educators seeking a greater understanding of Shakespeare's work. Read More »

I Miss Skip and Pete

What is the biggest problem in baseball today? Not enough people like former Braves announcer Skip Caray. Read More »

Book Review: Forever Blue: The True Story of Walter O’Malley by Michael D’Antonio

Baseball mogul Walter O'Malley wasn't so devious after all, according to a new, richly detailed biography. Read More »

DVD Review: Deflating the Elephant: Framed Messages Behind Conservative Dialogue

Sean Penn presents a two-hour lecture on how to destroy vague, misleading Republican language... and replace it with vague, misleading Democratic language. Read More »