John R. Coyne Jr. Archives - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
by | Sep 11, 2013

Flight of the Eagle: The Grand Strategies That Brought America From Colonial Dependence to World Leadershipby Conrad Black(Encounter Books, 746 pages, $35.99) SIR WALTER SCOTT, writing in 1826 of his admiration for Jane Austen’s “talent for describing the involvements and…

by | Jul 12, 2013

Big, Hot, Cheap, and Right: What America Can Learn from the Strange Genius of TexasBy Erica Grieder(Public Affairs, 304 pages, $26.99) IN THE CAPITAL of the world’s mightiest nation, until the recent cloudburst of scandal, the preoccupations were the rights of…

by | May 13, 2013

Roger Ailes: Off CameraBy Zev Chafets(Sentinel, 258 pages, $26.95) DURING THE LAST CAMPAIGN, there was a widely circulated photo taken in a diner of Joe Biden, wearing a strange sly smirk and squeezing a biker’s woman. She looks uncomfortable, and…

by | Apr 30, 2013

The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed AmericaBy James T. Patterson(Basic Books, 210 pages, $28.99) IF YOU’VE FOLLOWED the dreary progress of Lyndon Johnson as Robert Caro drags him from volume to volume, you’re probably heartily sick of hearing his story….

by | Mar 31, 2013

Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political MarriageBy Jeffrey Frank(Simon & Schuster, 434 pages, $30) Damn,” was the initial reaction. Although 40 years have passed, here comes another one: another book by another of those East Coast liberal scribblers—Pat…

by | Jan 31, 2013

Stalin’s Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt’s GovernmentBy M. Stanton Evans and Herbert Romerstein(Threshold Editions, 294 pages, $26) There were giants in those days, and Stan Evans is still standing, a man of great wit and erudition, a fighting journalist whom several…

by | Jul 31, 2009

The Best of The American Spectator’s The Continuing Crisis as Chronicled for Four Decades by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.Edited by Louis Hatchett (Beaufort Books, 290 pages, $14.95) As Joan Didion once observed, a writer is always selling someone out. That’s…

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