Nick Schenkel Book Reviews

Arts & Culture
4:58 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Book Review: Wilson

One hundred years after his inauguration as the 28th President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.  He is considered the leader of the Progressive Movement and he led his democratic party to win control of both the White House and Congress in 1912.  Wilson induced a conservative Democratic Congress to pass a progressive legislative agenda, unparalleled until the 'New Deal' in 1933.

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Arts & Culture
3:00 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Book Review: Dept. of Speculation

Department of Speculation puts a welcome spin on stream-of-thought fiction with quirky writing focused on the life of a young urban dweller that is diving into speculation about her life, discovering the excitement of romance and the confusing and ultimately rewarding world of marriage and family life.

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Arts & Culture
7:30 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Sharpshooter: A Sunny McCoskey Napa Valley Mystery

Napa Valley offers sunny skies, fine food and especially rich tasting wines.  But there are sharpshooters wandering this beautiful land - one a tiny wasp that murders the grape vines of the valley, the other a human character who takes the life of a local vintner on a quiet moonlit night. Sunny McCoskey entangles herself – and us - in both threads in this taut, fast paced mystery novel.

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Arts & Culture
7:30 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Book Review: If Mayors Ruled the World

If Mayors ruled the world we’d be much better served- no matter how large a population is involved, Mayor-led  government, in the end as in the beginning, is about filling potholes in the street – not so much ideology as practical “how do I get this done” government.  That’s the thesis of this international look at why local government might just be the nexus for all government in the coming decades.

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Arts & Culture
7:20 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Book Review: In The Country of Men

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The unnamed North African nation is a state of being more than a country, a story without borders or time told in this emotionally moving tale through the eyes of a man remembering a summer of his boyhood when his family and the world he knew was torn apart by revolution.  Nominated for a Mann Booker Prize In The Country of Men will be the featured book in our new Fall Muslim Journeys Book Discussion at the West Lafayette Public Library on Thursday, August 28, 2014.

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