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Book Review — A Splendid Intelligence: The Life of Elizabeth Hardwick

Peter R. Furlong, PhD

For this first biography of an essayist and critic, the author researched numerous archived letter collections. Prolific letter writers leave a storehouse of material for biographers to construct life stories.…

Book Review: Hill Women: Finding Family and a Way Forward In the Appalachian Mountains

Peter R. Furlong, PhD

With this book Cassie Chambers is honoring her Granny, Aunt Ruth, and mother Wilma who each encouraged and supported her quest for college experience and success away from the farm.…

Book Review — "Rememberings" by Sinead O'Connor

Peter R. Furlong, PhD

Young people who have grown up in difficult home surroundings, with parents who were not loving, but courageously found ways to overcome adversity should and do write their stories. Add…

Book Review: Freedom by Sebastian Junger

Peter R. Furlong, PhD

Freedom is an everchanging feature of our lives. Will you be pulled along by cultural changes and government reforms? Are you inclined to hang on to what you got? Or,…

Book Review—Looking To Get Lost: Adventures in Music & Writing

Peter R. Furlong, PhD

As a young music fan I had preferences. I do not now accept the adage, “I like all kinds of music.” And I did not then. I did not have…

The Contralto and a Tremelo Guitar

Peter R. Furlong, PhD

Kot, Greg. I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, and the March Up Freedom’s Highway. Scribner: New York. 2014. The young, wholesome face of Mavis Staples graces the…

In the Moment—a Book Review

Peter R. Furlong, PhD

In this book, Possibilities, by Herbie Hancock, the words seem to flow as the author’s music career has evolved—smoothly and naturally. Herbie’s musical talent was apparent at age eleven, when…

Book Review: Theodore and Woodrow: How Two American Presidents Destroyed Constitutional Freedom

Dr. Robert Greer MD

Judge Andrew Napolitano’s in depth, shocking and historical account of how a Republican and a Democrat President managed to shift power from what the country was built on, the individual,…

Book Review: Bad Blood, Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Start-Up

Dr. Robert Greer MD

Dr. Robert Greer reviews Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup The American con game is alive, well, and upfront and center in John Carreyrou’s meticulously researched…

Book Review: Indianapolis Jazz: The Masters, Legends and Legacy of Indiana Avenue

Dr. Robert Greer MD

From the 1930’s to the early 1970’s America’s big cities streets teemed with Jazz. Central Avenue in Los Angeles, Beale Street. in Memphis, 52nd Street in New York, and Welton…

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