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Book Review: ‘Joan of Arc: A History’ by Helen Castor


Castor is able to take us into the life of a young peasant girl who hears the voice of God and leads the French army to victory. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): The Red and the Black by Deloss Brown

This cogently written, well-acted period piece is flawed but well worth seeing – especially if you're interested in the milieu of Les Misérables. Read More »

Book Review: Dreyfus: Politics, Emotion, and the Scandal of the Century by Ruth Harris

Comprehensive study of the infamous Dreyfus Affair Read More »

Graphic Novel Review: Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc by Mark Twain, adapted by Tony DiGerolamo, illustrated by Rajesh Nagulakonda

A good way to introduce younger readers to one of the lesser works of one of the great American writers. Read More »

Book Review: My Little French Friend by Leslye Jacobs, Illustrated by Al Margolis

First in a series, My Little French Friend is an entertaining and informative chronicle of French history, geography, customs, and landmarks for wanderlusting armchair children. Read More »

Book Review: Captive Queen, A Novel of Elizabeth of Aquitaine by Alison Weir

Captive Queen is a ruminative read with romantic resplendence that should be savored. Read More »