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Book Review: The Good Pope: John XXIII & Vatican II–The Making of a Saint and the Remaking of the Church by Greg Tobin

A biography of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, Pope John XXIII, credited with helping modernize the Catholic Church, even though he only served from 1958 to 1963. Read More »

Book Review: Thomas Jefferson’s Crème Brûlée: How a Founding Father and His Slave James Hemings Introduced French Cuisine by Thomas J. Craughwell

Founding Father Jefferson and his slave James Hemings go to France and bring back new culinary delights. Read More »

Book Review: Fool for Love: F. Scott Fitzgerald by Scott Donaldson

Fool for Love: F. Scott Fitzgerald looks at how the author's life affected his literature. Read More »

Book Review: Michael Douglas: A Biography by Marc Eliot

A second-generation kid who grew up and become a movie star, Michael Douglas has emerged from the shadow of his father. Read More »

Book Review: Burning for Freedom: “O Goddess of Freedom, Life is to Die for You, Death is to Live Without You!” by Anurupa Cinar

Cinar's readable and compelling book demonstrates that popular history can be distorted to fool the public and appease governments. Read More »

Book Review: A Haunted Mind: Inside The Dark Twisted World of H.P. Lovecraft by Dr. Bob Curran

A Haunted Mind ventures into both verifiable global history and folklore to produce an interesting read. Read More »

Book Review: Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury by Lesley-Ann Jones

An excellent biography of Queen vocalist Freddie Mercury. Read More »

Book Review: Auspicious Good Fortune: One Woman’s Inspirational Journey from Western Disillusionment to Eastern Spiritual Fulfilment by Sumangali Morhall

Novice author and student of Indian meditation teacher writes more than adeptly of her lifelong journey from spiritual novice to adept. Read More »

Interview: Brad Meltzer, Author of Heroes For My Daughter

"When you believe in something, fight for it. And when you see injustice, fight harder than you’ve ever fought before." Read More »

Book Review: Called to Controversy by Ruth Rosen

A balanced biography in which the writer sometimes portrays her father in a respectful but sometimes less than flattering light. Read More »