Category Archive: non-fiction

Jongwoo Park: DMZ, by Jongwoo Park @ NYJB

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The DMZ between North and South Korea has never been photographed, either by civilians or the military … until now.

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Mean Streets: NYC 1970–1985, by Edward Grazda @ NYJB

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Taking its name from the iconic 1973 Martin Scorsese film, “Mean Streets: NYC 1970–1985,” this book by Edward Grazda captures the city in all its manic energy.

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Paradise Now, by Chris Jennings @ NYJB

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“Paradise Now” by Chris Jennings is “a book not only fascinating but necessary for these trying times.”

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Hitler Saved My Life: WARNING―This Book Makes Jokes About the Third Reich, the Reign of Terror, World War I, Cancer, Millard Fillmore, Chernobyl, and … Nude Photograph of an Unattractive Man. by Jim Riswold @ NYJB

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“This isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”

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Myth-Making and Religious Extremism and Their Roots in Crises By Arthur G. Neal and Helen Youngelson-Neal

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Another book that falls into the category of Fascinating Premise, Bungled Execution.

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Commonplace Book: T.E. Lawrence on Arab zeal

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Compelling passages, notable quotables, bon mots, disjecta, ephemera, and miscellany. Some of the evil of my tale may have been inherent in our circumstances. For years we lived anyhow with another in the… Continue reading

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Commonplace Book: Tom Wolfe on Impeachment and Continuity

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Tom Wolfe on impeachment and continuity in government.

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Blog Update for October 2017

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CCLaP Links Not Working? Since 2012 I have reviewed books for the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography (CCLaP). Recently CCLaP has moved its website to a new WordPress platform. If you haven’t… Continue reading

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Langdon Clay: Cars: New York City, 1974 – 1976, by Langdon Clay @ nyjb

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The mid-seventies evoked here showcase a city in transition and the streets populated with gigantic metal slabs of American automotive expression.

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CCLaP Fridays: How to Speak Midwestern, by Edward McClelland

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The Midwest has many accents, each beautiful in its own way.

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