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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...

a biography of Roy W. Howard
Reviewed by Kevin T. McEneaney
Wed May 18th, 2016

Patricia Beard's aptly titled Newsmaker offers not only an exciting read about Roy Howard, the man who founded UPI and turned it into an empire, but a fresh inside look at what went on behind the scenes of American politics during the first half of the 20th century. Howard was not only...

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