Nick Schenkel Book Reviews

Arts & Culture
7:36 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Book Review: Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame

Jock athletes, jock writers - athletes of Jewish birth and upbringing have a long, award winning history of engagement and success in the sporting world.  Be they pugilists, baseball players, swimmers or essayists surely there is a sportsman/sportswoman among these fifty short biographies for you to enjoy!

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Arts & Culture
7:33 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Book Review: A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City

Ben Wachs is a fellow whose roots are deeply local.  And a fellow who has traveled the world since growing up in Greater Lafayette. The fruits of his travels blossom forth in this wonder-filled, often fanciful collection of short stories set in often gritty urban environments around the world. This "guide" is a book worthy of frequent detours of reading pleasures.

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Arts & Culture
6:36 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

Book Review: The Soldier's Friend: A Life of Ernie Pyle

The Soldier's Friend. What a fitting title for this biography of Indiana’s home grown, Pulitzer prize winning journalist Ernie Pyle who ended his career covering the GI's in WW II. Pyle shaped the consciousness of WW II America in the 1940's - from the foot soldiers to the folks back at the home front. Give it a read and see if you don’t agree!

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Arts & Culture
7:30 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Skin Game: A Novel of the Dresden Files

Skin Game is the latest installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dresden Files.  It follows Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard who's about to have a very, bad day.

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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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