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Holmes Is Persuaded for Freedom of Speech

Posted 11/8/2013 in Book Reviews

The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind - and Changed the History of Free Speech in America (Metropolitan Books) by Thomas Healy shows how Holmes came around.

Rooting Out the Witches

Posted 11/1/2013 in Book Reviews

Witches: A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal, and Seduction (Jonathan Cape) by Tracy Borman tells how those in power dealt with the witch threat.

Pictures of Information for Motion Pictures

Posted 10/28/2013 in Book Reviews

Infographic Guide to the Movies (Cassell Illustrated) by Karen Krizanovich presents movie trivia in a new way.

A New Look at the Arbuckle Scandal

Posted 10/26/2013 in Book Reviews

1219: The Life of Fatty Arbuckle, the Mysterious Death of Virginia Rappe, and the Scandal That Changed Hollywood (Chicago Review Press) by Greg Merritt

Understanding Literature via Computation

Posted 10/16/2013 in Book Reviews

Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History (University of Illinois Press) by Matthew L. Jockers is a manifesto for a new way of looking at literature.

Gumshoes, Shamuses, and Private Dicks

Posted 10/3/2013 in Book Reviews

The Private Eye: Detectives in the Movies (Reaktion Books) by Bran Nicol has new thoughts on a familiar movie hero.

A Book of Barricades

Posted 9/26/2013 in Book Reviews

Marcello Di Cintio's Walls: Travels Along the Barricades (Soft Skull Press) is a visit to walls around the world.

They Are All Out to Get Us

Posted 9/17/2013 in Book Reviews

The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory (Harper) by Jesse Walker tells of plots you never suspected.

Spartacus without the Legends

Posted 9/14/2013 in Book Reviews

Spartacus (Harvard University Press) by Aldo Schiavone tells all we can know about the actual hero.

 

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