Book reviews

Book Review: Hissing Cousins by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

Hissing Cousins

Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer in Hissing Cousins examine the lives of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth, who led parallel yet different tracks in American politics.

Book Review: Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

In 1938, Dalton Trumbo published one of the most famous anti-war novels ever written, Johnny Got His Gun. The book was hugely popular when first published.

Book Review - His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is most famous as the creator of the character of Sherlock Holmes, and as the author of the 56 original short stories and four novels featuring this character.

Book Review: Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

Seveneves proves once again that Neal Stephenson possesses an imagination of staggering inventiveness and scope. For him, an event that most of us would find unthinkable is the start of the story.

Book Review: August 1914 by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

As a young man, Alexandr Solzhenitsyn hit upon the idea of writing a great epic cycle of novels about Russia, and especially the history of the creation of the Soviet Union and its rise.

Kansas City Public Library Beta