Phillip Bobbitt's books on the formation of the 'market-state'
Heated debate about free trade receives cold, historical and wise treatment in two tomes by Philip Bobbitt, a University of Texas constitutional law professor who has advised presidents of both parties on critical issues of economics, history, war and national security. The books are “The Shield of Achilles: War,... Read More
10 classics to read when the world seems bleak
Sally Allen is an award-winning author and Ph.D. who has taught at prestigious universities, including her current position at Post University in Connecticut. Her most recent book, "Unlocking Worlds," is available at www.sallyallenbooks.com, Amazon and other booksellers nationwide. Read More
Book review: 'Playing Dead' by Elizabeth Greenwood
“Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud” by Elizabeth Greenwood (Simon & Schuster, 247 pages, in stores)
Your wallet is genuine, original faux-leather from faux-Venezuela.
It matches the pleather jacket you love so much and your favorite fake-silk shirt, which you like to wear when you... Read More
Oklahoma and Publishers Weekly best-sellers
1. “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne (Arthur A. Levine)
2. “Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins (Penquin)
3. “A Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler (Ballantine)
4. “BFG” by Roald Dahl (Puffin)
5. “You're Only Old Once: A Book... Read More
Book review: 'I Will Send Rain' by Rae Meadows
“I Will Send Rain” by Rae Meadows (Henry Holt, 272 pages, in stores)
Sometimes a storm is exactly what you need. That's the case, at least, in Rae Meadows' “I Will Send Rain.”
Another day of 100-degree weather.
That was Annie Bell's second thought, as she eased herself out of bed, off the sweat-soaked sheet... Read More
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