Elizabeth Leonard Writes Revealing Biography of Joseph Holt

Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally Elizabeth D. Leonard (history) The University of North Carolina Press (2011) Gibson Professor of History Elizabeth Leonard’s new book raises all kinds of questions about the period of American history surrounding the Civil War, including this one: How could this be the first full-scale biography of Joseph Holt? Holt, Lincoln’s Kentucky-bred judge […]

Earl Smith’s Small-Town Mystery

  The Dam Committee Earl H. Smith North Country Press (2011) Something there is about a small town, and a little extra something about a small town in Maine. At least that’s the way Mainers think of it, including Earl Smith, whose first comic-mystery novel, The Dam Committee, affectionately portrays the lakefront community of Belfry, […]

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Port City: Black and White

The second Brandon Blake novel by Gerry Boyle '78 portends another fine series of crime fiction from the creator of the nine-volume (and counting) Jack McMorrow series, says Professor Emeritus Patrick Brancaccio in a review.

Writing the Final Chapter

The Jane Poems Ronald Moran ’58 Clemson University Digital Press (2011) Poet Ronald Moran’s latest collection is the climactic chapter of a love story. It is not passages filled with youthful passion or the ease of midlife, it is the denouement of devotion in which he reveals the essence of a relationship that lasted a […]