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Edmund Morris Colonel Roosevelt

Roosevelt’s best biographer reveals a mountain lion in winter.

His slogan was “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” but Theodore Roosevelt is now remembered mostly for the stick and almost not at all for any softness of speech. And yet it is in his qu ...   More
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Matthew Buckingham

Jill Lepore The Whites Of Their Eyes

If you can’t laugh at your past, what can you laugh at?

Jill Lepore made her bones at The New Yorker writing on two subjects she cares passionately about: American history and breast-feeding. I am perhaps unqualified to comment on the latter, but the Harva ...   More
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Matthew Buckingham

Larry Colton No Ordinary Joes

A Goat Brother restores humanity to the Greatest Generation.

It’s been 10 years since Larry Colton reinvigorated the nonfiction sports genre with Counting Coup, the offbeat chronicle of a Crow Indian girl’s against-all-odds quest to lead her high-sc ...   More
Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Matthew Buckingham
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