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Book Reviews: From political histories to bad comics, to bad comics of political histories. And the occasional rant about fiction and writing.

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Jerry Stratton, June 13, 2009

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The AbolitionistsMerton L. Dillon1974; 298 pages8Buy it!
Advise & ConsentAllen Drury1959; 760 pages8Buy it!
Alec: How to be an artistEddie Campbell2001; 128 pages6Buy it!
All the President’s MenCarl Bernstein1974; 345 pages7Buy it!
All Too HumanGeorge Stephanopoulos1999; 456 pages7Buy it!
American RhapsodyJoe Eszterhas2000; 432 pages3Buy it!
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slaveFrederick Douglass1846; 158 pages8Buy it!
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show BusinessNeil Postman1985; 188 pages2Buy it!
Animal FarmGeorge Orwell1945; 144 pages9Buy it!
The Dream Palace of the ArabsFouad Ajami1998; 353 pages6Buy it!
Ask the DustJohn Fante1939; 165 pages6Buy it!
Basic Economics: A Citizen’s Guide to the EconomyThomas Sowell2004; 442 pages8Buy it!
The Berlin StoriesChristopher Isherwood1935; 207 pages8Buy it!
The Best of Henry Kuttner1975; 416 pages8Buy it!
The Best of Omni Science Fiction No. 21981; 143 pages6Buy it!
Better Than SexHunter S. Thompson1994; 272 pages5Buy it!
Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the NewsBernard Goldberg2003; 238 pages6Buy it!
BlackoutMatt Ward2001; 328 pages6Buy it!
The Blog of War2006; 291 pages8Buy it!
The BlowtopAlvin Schwartz2001; 240 pages6Buy it!
BordersnakesJames Crumley1996; 320 pages6Buy it!
BossMike Royko1971; 215 pages8Buy it!
Copyright for FilmmakersKeith Aoki2006; 76 pages6Buy it!
Broken but UnbowedGreg Abbott2016; 277 pages7Buy it!
Cannabis BritannicaJames H. Mills2003; 239 pages7Buy it!
Cannery Row and Sweet ThursdayJohn Steinbeck1945; 196 pages7Buy it!
A Canticle for LeibowitzWalter M. Miller, Jr.1959; 368 pages10Buy it!
The Cartoon History of the UniverseLarry Gonick1997; 368 pages8Buy it!
The Case for DemocracyNatan Sharansky2004; 321 pages9Buy it!
Catastrophic Care: How American Health Care Killed My FatherDavid Goldhill2013; 369 pages8Buy it!
The CyberiadStanislaw Lem1974; 312 pages8Buy it!
Deadlines & Monkeyshines: The Fabled World of Chicago JournalismJohn J. McPhaul1962; 312 pages6Buy it!
The Desert PeachDonna Barr1987; 234 pages7Buy it!
DoonesburyG. B. Trudeau1975; 336 pages5Buy it!
The Elements of JournalismBill Kovach2007; 278 pages4Buy it!
Eugenics and Other EvilsG. K. Chesterton1922; 129 kilobytes7Buy it!
Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail 1972Hunter S. Thompson1973; 512 pages7Buy it!
Fear and Loathing in Las VegasHunter S. Thompson1971; 224 pages9Buy it!
Fevre DreamGeorge R. R. Martin1982; 461 pages8Buy it!
The First CasualtyPhillip Knightley1975; 465 pages5Buy it!
Fit to Print: A.M. Rosenthal and His TimesJoseph C. Goulden1988; 486 pages6Buy it!
The Congressman Who Loved FlaubertWard Just1990; 400 pages7Buy it!
The Futurological CongressStanislaw Lem1974; 149 pages8Buy it!
The Gay MilitantsDonn Teal1971; 355 pages8Buy it!
Generation of SwineHunter S. Thompson1989; 336 pages5Buy it!
The Gods ThemselvesIsaac Asimov1972; 288 pages7Buy it!
Going Rogue: An American Life2009; 413 pages7Buy it!
The Great GatsbyF. Scott Fitzgerald1925; 180 pages6Buy it!
The Great Illusion: An Informal History of ProhibitionHerbert Asbury1950; 330 pages7Buy it!
The Great Shark HuntHunter S. Thompson1979; 624 pages6Buy it!
Hell’s AngelsHunter S. Thompson1967; 288 pages7Buy it!
The HereticJason K. Chapman2000; 212 pages5Buy it!
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyDouglas Adams1984; 832 pages7Buy it!
Hitler’s Last CourierArmin D. Lehmann2001; 536 pages5Buy it!
Idiots, Imbeciles, and MoronsJohn Karrer2000; 556 pages8Buy it!
Inside the Beltway: A Guide to Washington ReportingDon Campbell1991; 233 pages6Buy it!
Intellectuals and SocietyThomas Sowell2009; 402 pages8Buy it!
Fighting for the American DreamSamuel Joseph Wurzelbacher2009; 180 pages6Buy it!
Advice to Sarah Palin From the Know-It-Alls2010; 147 pages6Buy it!
Superman: Last Son of KryptonElliot S! Maggin1978; 238 pages6Buy it!
The Legend of the NightridersJack Peebles2005; 296 pages6Buy it!
Letters to a Young JournalistSamuel G. Freedman2006; 186 pages5Buy it!
The Complete Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll1865; 384 pages7Buy it!
Liberal FascismJonah Goldberg2007; 488 pages6Buy it!
Mike Royko: A Life in PrintF. Richard Ciccone2001; 480 pages5Buy it!
The Hobbit and The Lord of the RingsJ. R. R. Tolkien1955; 1,680 pages9Buy it!
Losing AmericaSenator Robert C. Byrd2004; 320 pages4Buy it!
M. ButterflyDavid Henry Hwang1988; 100 pages8Buy it!
A Matter of OpinionVictor S Navasky2005; 476 pages5Buy it!
Memoirs Found in a BathtubStanislaw Lem1973; 200 pages9Buy it!
Of Mice and MenJohn Steinbeck1937; 107 pages8Buy it!
Mike Royko’s OpinionsMike Royko1983; 320 pages6Buy it!
Mistress of MistressesE.R. Eddison1935; 393 pages6Buy it!
To Kill a MockingbirdHarper Lee1961; 288 pages10Buy it!
Moonshadow1985; 464 pages6Buy it!
Murrow: His Life and TimesA. M. Sperber1986; 809 pages7Buy it!
Never Come MorningNelson Algren1942; 336 pages8Buy it!
New Grub StreetGeorge Gissing1891; 576 pages8Buy it!
No One Left to Lie ToChristopher Hitchens1999; 150 pages5Buy it!
Ain’t Nobody’s Business If You DoPeter McWilliams1993; 692 pages8Buy it!
This Is Not An AssaultDavid T. Hardy2001; 392 pages7Buy it!
Oddville! and Land of NodJay Stephens2000; 88 pages7Buy it!
The Palace GuardDan Rather1974; 331 pages6Buy it!
Parliament of Whores1992; 249 pages8Buy it!
Peter PanJ. M. Barrie1911; 176 pages8Buy it!
Possession: A RomanceA.S. Byatt1990; 555 pages7Buy it!
The Powers That BeDavid Halberstam1979; 771 pages5Buy it!
Priming the Pump: How TRS-80 Enthusiasts Helped Spark the PC Revolution2007; 348 pages9Buy it!
The PrinceNiccolò Machiavelli1532; 298 kilobytes5Buy it!
The Prince of DarknessRobert D. Novak2007; 662 pages8Buy it!
A Princess of MarsEdgar Rice Burroughs1917; 148 pages6Buy it!
The Queen’s GambitWalter Tevis1983; 243 pages9Buy it!
A Reporter’s LifeWalter Cronkite1996; 382 pages5Buy it!
The Civil War in Popular CultureJim Cullen1995; 254 pages6Buy it!
SarahKaylene Johnson2008; 158 pages6Buy it!
SartorisWilliam Faulkner1929; 380 pages6Buy it!
ScoopEvelyn Waugh1938; 227 pages7Buy it!
The Second SexSimone de Beauvoir1952; 800 pages8Buy it!
The Secret KnowledgeDavid Mamet2012; 241 pages6Buy it!
The Siege of HarlemWarren Miller1964; 143 pages6Buy it!
Songs of the DoomedHunter S. Thompson1990; 384 pages5Buy it!
Spin Cycle: Inside the Clinton Propaganda MachineHoward Kurtz1998; 338 pages5Buy it!
The Star DiariesStanislaw Lem1976; 288 pages6Buy it!
Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our DemocracyJohn Fund2008; 241 pages8Buy it!
Taking Heat2005; 381 pages7Buy it!
Throw Them All Out2011; 224 pages8Buy it!
Tortilla FlatJohn Steinbeck1935; 174 pages6Buy it!
The Tyranny of ClichésJonah Goldberg2012; 314 pages6Buy it!
Understanding ComicsScott McCloud1993; 215 pages5Buy it!
An Unlikely ProphetAlvin Schwartz1997; 242 pages7Buy it!
Up the Walls of the WorldJames Tiptree, Jr.1978; 311 pages9Buy it!
The Vintage Mencken1983; 248 pages4Buy it!
The Vision of the AnointedThomas Sowell1996; 307 pages7Buy it!
Washington Goes to WarDavid Brinkley1988; 288 pages6Buy it!
The Way the Future WasFrederik Pohl1979; 318 pages7Buy it!
We the LivingAyn Rand1936; 515 pages8Buy it!
Front Row at the White HouseHelen Thomas1999; 415 pages4Buy it!
Why I Hate SaturnKyle Baker1990; 204 pages7Buy it!
The Works of Oscar WildeOscar Wilde1989; 1,216 pages6Buy it!
World ChancelleriesEdward Price Bell1926; 215 pages5Buy it!
The World of Mike RoykoDoug Moe1999; 115 pages6Buy it!
The World of PoohA. A. Milne1926; 314 pages5Buy it!
The Worm OuroborosE.R. Eddison1922; 445 pages5Buy it!
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