Book Review: Jesuit Fr. Patrick Samway takes us to a lost world — New York City publishing in the 1950s and '60s — and shows us the beginning of a new world, the early years of the Iowa Writers Workshop, the mothership for the hundreds of creative writing graduate programs.
Book Review: A "biography and memoir" does double duty for any single author, though, overall, there is more biography in Jim Forest's new book than memoir. Indeed, when finished I knew more about Jesuit Fr. Dan Berrigan than I did about the author.
Book Review: A recent book spate about '70s radicals is doubtless a soothing counterpoint to our own continuing conflicts. Now we have a new account of the 1974 Patty Hearst kidnapping.
Book Review: The Vietnam anti-war movement of the 1960s and 1970s was a mixed bag, but Days of Rage only covers the violent side of the movement.