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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...

by Richard Engel
Mid-East Madness
Reviewed by Stephen Kaye
Thu Mar 31st, 2016

And Then All Hell Broke Loose, By Richard Engel, Simon and Schuster, 2016

Is this a story about 20 years in the life of a journalist, or is it the story of the Middle East? It is a bit of both. It starts with as excellent a synopsis (of the background to the Iraq War and the Arab...

by James L. Buckley
Reviewed by Stephen Kaye
Mon Mar 14th, 2016

This book, purchased at a Sharon Library book festival, sat on my shelf partially read. Before clearing it out for a library book sale, I picked it up and here jot down insights from one of America’s most prominent conservatives. 

Chapter Two, In Sum, A Political Credo contains the...

by George Quasha
Reviewed by Kevin T. McEneaney
Mon Mar 14th, 2016

While the title of this book is unlikely to attract a casual book browser, the contents of the book brim with witty aphorisms: “The trouble with paradise is that you never want to be away from home.” His pithy observations arrive both as sentences and thought-fragments that run in thematic...