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Author Archives: Tim Gebhart

Tim Gebhart is a book addict living in Sioux Falls, S.D., where he practices law to provide shelter for his family, books and dogs.

Book Review: “Dear Leader” by Jang Jin-Sung

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An inside look at North Korea from a favorite poet of Kim Jung-Il and government propagandist. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Secret Lives of the Tsars’ by Michael Farquhar

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Author explores the power of Russia's tsars through some of their more sordid activities. Read More »

Book Review: ‘No Good Men Among the Living’ by Anand Gopal

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Journalist examines how the "us vs. them" approach toward the war on terrorism led the U.S. astray in Afghanistan Read More »

Book Review: ‘Imagine There’s No Heaven’ by Mitchell Stephens

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The author examines the often overlooked role of atheism in the history of Western civilization. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Word Exchange’ by Alena Graedon

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Imagining language struggling for survival in Alena Graedon's new novel 'The Word Exchange.' Read More »

Book Review: ‘Trapped Under the Sea’ by Neil Swidey

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How did five men come to be trapped 420 feet under Boston Harbor at the end of a 9.5 mile long tunnel with failing breathing equipment? Read More »

Book Review: ‘Eastern Europe! Everything You Need to Know About the History (and More) of a Region that Shaped Our World and Still Does’ by Tomek Jankowski

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This one-volume history is both readable and an impressive achievement in scholarship. Read More »

Book Review: ‘If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy’ by Jeff Greenfield

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Well researched, but it has a bit too much of an "inside politics" feel. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident’ by Bill Ayers

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Bill Ayers examines at the experience of being labeled an "unrepentant domestic terrorist" during the 2008 presidential campaign. Read More »

Book Review: GOOD GOD, JOHNNY by JJ Spankston

Novel examines journey of young man whose experiences raise questions about his religious beliefs. Read More »