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Too Much Signal

December 1, 2012
Too Much Signal

Nate Silver is currently enjoying his status as that unlikeliest of people, the celebrity statistician. Does his bestseller The Signal and the Noise live up to its carefully calculated expectations?

From The Archives: Raging Bull

November 1, 2012
From The Archives: Raging Bull

In this tensely-charged election year, all eyes fix on the blogosphere – of 1787. Jeffrey Eaton signs us in to Library of America’s 2-volume Debate on the Constitution and fills the comments field.

Ghost Town Apostle

May 1, 2012
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Ken Layne’s political writing is sharp and raucus, and a novel about a financially devastated near-future United States would seem like a perfect vehicle for more anger. But though that fire is still there, a gentle-but-compelling spiritualist tone has risen to to the fore.

The Knower and the Sayer

March 1, 2012
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Most criticism is reactive, but in his essay “The Poet,” Ralph Waldo Emerson proved prophetic. He set a challenge and Walt Whitman took him up on it.

Last Days of the Rough Rider

April 1, 2011
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Theodore Roosevelt left office younger than any American president before him, and renowned biographer Edmund Morris concludes his TR trilogy with a look at the Colonel’s post-power days.

#6 Coming Back Stronger

October 1, 2010
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Coming Back Stronger: Unleashing the Hidden Power of Adversity
by Drew Brees with Chris Fabry
Tyndale House Publishers, 2010
Winning a Super Bowl entitles you to a book. I don’t have any problem with that. Win …

Two From No Tell Books

December 1, 2007
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Jeffrey Eaton absorbs himself in the weirdly familiar and the familiarly weird worlds of Shafer Hall’s Never Cry Woof and PF Potvin’s The Attention Lesson.