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Michael Johnson spent 17 years at McGraw-Hill, including six years as a news executive in New York. He now writes from Bordeaux in France.
by | Apr 22, 2020

The story of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and one of his lovers, Dr. Edith Farnsworth, begins with a…

by | Dec 4, 2018

Vladimir Nabokov in Context Edited by David M. Bethea and Siggy Frank (Cambridge University Press, 334 pages, $79.81) The late…

by | Nov 1, 2016

Ten years of work, 53 personal interviews, and a lifetime of theater criticism combine to make Gerald Nachman’s new book, “Showstoppers,” a Broadway hit. Fans of musicals will find a wealth of astonishing stories here that they thought they already knew by heart. Indeed, Nachman’s subtitle is fully justified: “The surprising backstage stories of Broadway’s most remarkable songs.”

by | Oct 27, 2016

The Life of Kings: The Baltimore Sun and the Golden Age of the American Newspaper Edited by Frederic B. Hill…

by | Nov 16, 2015

Vovochka: The True Confessions of Vladimir Putin’s Best Friend and Confidant By Alexander J. Motyl (Anaphora Press, 15O pages. $20)…

by | Dec 2, 2014

Myths of the Cold War: Amending Historiographic DistortionsBy Albert L. Weeks(Lexington Books, 154 pages, $76) Are Western historians going soft…

by | Apr 7, 2014

One of the biggest events in Robert Mankoff’s life was the day Nancy Pelosi stole a caption from his cartoon…

by | Feb 25, 2014

To the casual observer, the past three years in Russia have been particularly mystifying — bold protest marches, campaigns calling…

by | Oct 16, 2012

An American Spectator in Paris by Joseph A. Harriss (Unlimited Publishing, 328 pages, $17.99) Some professor once said we should…

by | Aug 17, 2012

Okay, we all know that the London Olympics were successful and full of great surprises. Good for the winners, bad…

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