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Review: Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman

Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman Minoo Dinshaw   A seven hundred page biography of a now largely forgotten historian named Steven Runciman. Why I picked this up, I’m not sure. Why I enjoyed it as much as … Continue reading

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Review: Chernow’s Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow Yes, it’s a cliché for a New York liberal to talk about Hamilton. But here we are. At least this is about the book and not the musical.* If you’ve found your way here, you probably … Continue reading

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Review: Gilbert’s The Last American Man

The Last American Man Elizabeth Gilbert I was a little worried about reading this one. Gilbert is the author of the mega-best seller Eat, Pray, Love… and books like that aren’t really my jam. But a good friend, whose taste … Continue reading

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