Meet the Preston

January 4, 2017

My latest podcast is with Douglas Preston, author of The Lost City of the Monkey God, a nonfiction, Indiana Jones-style story about finding an ancient ruin in an impenetrable jungle, full of jaguars, venom-spitting snakes, and deadly viruses. The book is really good–I read it in about 24 hours.

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Banks On It

December 1, 2016

My profile of Jim Banks, the new Republican congressman from Indiana, is in the new issue of National Review: His showing also suggests that although conservatives will support many parts of Trump’s agenda, their political survival won’t necessarily demand complete fidelity: Banks favors free trade, entitlement reform, and traditional strategic alliances, such as NATO.

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The Choice for You

November 23, 2016

Martin Roy Hill on The First Assassin: If I were to write a one-sentence elevator pitch for John J. Miller’s The First Assassin, it would be this: Gone With the Wind meets The Day of the Jackal. … Miller, who normally writes nonfiction, brings the America of 1861 alive with rich detail and believable characters. His picture of the pro-slavery […]

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November 1, 2016

My book review in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal isn’t the first time I’ve written on Lovecraft. Not even in the Journal. Here’s a piece in the Journal from 2005. And here’s a long one in the Claremont Review of Books from two years ago.

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Tentacles Watch

October 29, 2016

My book review of In the Mountains of Madness: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft, by W. Scott Poole, is in the Wall Street Journal.

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Sage of Baltimore

October 25, 2016

Meet H.L. Mencken, the agnostic proto-libertarian, in my podcast with D.H. Hart, the author of a new biography of the acclaimed 20th-century journalist.

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