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by Roy Scranton
Reviewed by Stephen Kaye
Fri Jul 29th, 2016

In this barely 100 page volume, Roy Scranton draws on anthropology, geology, astronomy, the classics and contemporary environmental literature in coming to terms with what seems like the ultimate human dilemma.  He recognizes that global warming poses a real, predictable, and inevitable...

by Kevin McEneaney
Reviewed by Antonia Shoumatoff
Sat Jul 16th, 2016

Kevin McEneaney has managed to firmly place Hunter Thompson and his gonzo genre within the pantheon of American literature in a keen and incisive analysis of Thompson’s gallery of off-beat writings.  The cult classic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, made into a major motion picture...

by Zephyr Teachout
Reviewed by Stephen Kaye
Thu Jun 23rd, 2016

Politicians have been running against corruption since politicians got into the governing business. Zephyr Teachout, congressional candidate and Fordham University law professor, has written a book on the subject that seems very much with us.

She begins by saying the founding fathers were...

by Douglas Brinkley
Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America. HarperCollins, 2016.
Reviewed by Kevin T. McEneaney
Tue Jun 14th, 2016

There are numerous biographies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, but Douglas Brinkley’s new biography Rightful Heritage is the first biography to focus on the crucial environmental heritage that FDR left our nation. The origin of that seed is rooted right here in Dutchess County where...