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  • BOOK REVIEW:' All Fishermen Are Liars'

    By David Keene - The Washington Times

    John Gierach is something of a legend among fly fisherman. His books are eagerly devoured by his fans because he tells a good story, knows his craft and seems to his readers to be living a life that they dream they could live. Published April 23, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘Ecstatic Nation’

    By Alec Rogers - Special to The Washington Times

    Brenda Wineapple’s “Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise” opens a door through which readers can become as fully immersed in the mad world of mid-19th-century America as is possible. Published April 22, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Shock and Awing of America’

    By Ted Galen Carpenter - Special to The Washington Times

    In “The Shock and Awing of America,” author Ximena Ortiz argues that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks “made a direct hit on the country’s collective psyche” and that they still “carry a strong, damaging resonance.” Published April 21, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Goldfinch’

    By Corinna Lothar - Special to The Washington Times

    It takes good writing and a plot that doesn’t fizzle out by Page 400 to write a nearly 800-page novel. Donna Tartt has succeeded admirably in her new, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Goldfinch.” Published April 18, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Remedy’

    By Martin Rubin - Special to The Washington Times

    If almost everyone knows Arthur Conan Doyle as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, few remember today that he was actually a medical practitioner, even though his training and experience permeate the stories. Published April 17, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Global War on Christians’

    By Michael P. Orsi - Special to The Washington Times

    “This book is devoted to documenting the vast scale of anti-Christian violence and persecution around the world, and to debunking the chronic mythology that too often impedes a clear understanding of this global war on Christians.” Published April 16, 2014 Comments

  • BOOK REVIEW: ‘American Spartan’

    By Gary Anderson - Special to The Washington Times

    On a cold November morning in 2011, I was sitting in my office on a forward operating base in the Bala Murghab district of western Afghanistan. I was the senior adviser for a civilian interagency district support team and had just finished my evaluation of our situation. It was grim. Published April 15, 2014 Comments

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  • BOOK REVIEW: 'The Art of Rube Goldberg'

    By Michael Taube - Special to The Washington Times

    In the world of comic strips, many great cartoonists have left their indelible mark. Few have had the brilliance, artistic talent and creativity of Reuben Garrett Lucius "Rube" Goldberg, however. Published April 9, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'John Wayne: Life and Legend'

    By John R. Coyne Jr. - Special to The Washington Times

    Before graduation, these were the three high points of Marine boot camp at Parris Island, as I remember them: qualifying at the rifle range, being told by our drill instructor that we had earned the right to be called Marines, and being marched to the outdoor theater to watch John Wayne as Sergeant Stryker in "Sands of Iwo Jima." Published April 9, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Kidnapping the Enemy'

    By Joseph C. Goulden - Special to The Washinton Times

    In the early months of the American Revolution, Gen. George Washington had fared poorly in encounters in and around New York City, and many military critics dismissed him as a backwoods bungler who was no match for forces trained in continental warfare. Published April 7, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Rules for Patriots' and 'Upheaval'

    By Alfred S. Regnery - Special to The Washington Times

    You won't want to read either Lou Dobbs' "Upheaval" or Steve Deace's "Rules for Patriots" if you are looking for a lift or a joyous evening. Published April 7, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Death on Blackheath'

    By Muriel Dobbin - Special to The Washington Times

    Trickery, treachery and treason are combined in Anne Perry's latest account of the dark side of 19th-century aristocratic London. Published April 4, 2014

  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Vanished Arizona'

    By Martin Rubin - Special to The Washington Times

    In our time when we can fly across the world in a day and cross the breadth of the North American continent in a few hours, it is wonderful to read a book that reminds us what it was like to live in the Southwest nearly a century-and-a-half ago — or, indeed, even to travel there. Published April 3, 2014