A neurosurgeon’s experience of being in a a coma for a week and recovering from near death in “Proof of Heaven” by Eben Alexander. Also reviewed, a new crime novel set at a famous London address, “The Baker Street Translation”
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at a novel, “HHhH” by Laurent Binet based on the assassination of a Nazi Security Chief by Czech resistance fighters. Also reviewed, “Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School.” by Kevin Smokler.
Two big books on baseball from the University of Nebraska Press- one remembering the 1964 St Louis Cardinals, “Drama and Pride in the Gateway City: the 1964 St Louis Cardinals.” and the other on the 1947 New York Yankees, “Bridging Two Dynasties: the 1947 New York Yankees.
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at “The Forgotten” by David Baldacci. A murder mystery set in a small Gulf Coast community. Also reviewed, a book about the Nebraska author’s long relationship with a famous family- “The Uncommon Friendship of Yaltah Menuhin and Willa Cather.
“The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power” by Kim Ghattus. An insider’s look at the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton as she traveled the world dealing with the challenges of diplomacy.
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at, “True Believers” by Kurt Anderson. A clever political-thriller of characters who came of age in the turbulent late 60’s. Also reviewed, a short book for the general reader on many topics in science called, “A Little History of Science”
After leaving the White House, Harry S. Truman carried on an 18 year correspondence with Secretary of State, Dean Acheson which is revealed in a University of Nebraska Press trade paper edition. “Affection and Trust”
Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at, "The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap" a memoir of opening a used bookstore in a small, West Virginia town. Also reviewed, a fast-moving thriller about ex-Nazis set in Ireland entitled, "Ratlines".
Guest reviewer, Curt Donaldson looks at a new book about Edward Curtis who traveled the western US in the early 20th century photographing the vanishing world of the American Indian called, “The Short Night of the Shadow Catcher” by Timothy Egan.