REVIEW: “Churchill” by Paul Johnson

"Churchill" by Paul Johnson 192 pages Published Nov. 3, 2009, by Viking ISBN: 0670021059   My review I've owned this biography of Churchill, who is undoubtedly Great Britain's most lauded prime minister, for a couple of years. After seeing him portrayed by John Lithgow in "The Crown," my interest in this book was finally piqued. I … Continue reading REVIEW: “Churchill” by Paul Johnson

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REVIEW: “The Alienist” by Caleb Carr

Blogger's note: I shudder to admit that until about a month ago, I had no idea the then-forthcoming TNT miniseries "The Alienist" was actually based on a 23-year-old novel. I happened upon it while finishing my birthday book shopping spree, on an endcap featuring titles that were "hitting the big screen." Despite its length, I … Continue reading REVIEW: “The Alienist” by Caleb Carr

Review: “The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress” by Ariel Lawhon

"The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress" by Ariel Lawhon 304 pages, Doubleday Published Jan. 14, 2014 ISBN: 038553762X "Everything in this city is based on favors. In one way or another." So says Stella Crater, wife of New York Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater, in "The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress." On Aug. 6, … Continue reading Review: “The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress” by Ariel Lawhon