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Stan Prager

Book Reviews & Essays

All Episodes

Review of  Superior: The Return of Race Science, by Angela Saini Reviewed by Stan Prager, Regarp Book Blog

Nov 13

10 min 6 sec

Review of  Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life, by Robert Dallek Reviewed by Stan Prager, Regarp Book Blog

Oct 17

10 min 6 sec

Review of Flight to Freedom, by Ellen Oppenheimer Reviewed by Stan Prager, Regarp Book Blog

Aug 27

6 min 37 sec

Review of Behind Putin's Curtain: Friendships and Misadventures Inside Russia, by Stephan Orth Reviewed by Stan Prager, Regarp Book Blog

Aug 15

6 min 16 sec

Review of  Tim & Tigon, by Tim Cope Reviewed by Stan Prager, Regarp Book Blog

Jul 6

6 min 48 sec

Review of  The Caucasus: An Introduction, by Thomas De Waal Reviewed by Stan Prager, Regarp Book Blog

Jun 8

5 min 38 sec

Review of  A History of Crete, by Chris Moorey Reviewed by Stan Prager, Regarp Book Blog

May 19

4 min 29 sec

Review of  The Steppe and the Sea: Pearls in the Mongol Empire, by Thomas T. Allsen Reviewed by Stan Prager, Regarp Book Blog

May 12

7 min 57 sec

Review of A World on Edge: The End of the Great War and the Dawn of a New Age,  by Daniel Schönpflug  Reviewed by Stan Prager, Regarp Book Blog

May 2

9 min 33 sec

Review of  A Tidewater Morning, by William Styron.     Reviewed by Stan Prager, Regarp Book Blog

Apr 25

7 min 41 sec

Review of  Africa: A Biography of the Continent, by John Reader.  Reviewed by Stan Prager, Regarp Book Blog

Apr 17

9 min

Review of Hymns of the Republic: The Story of the Final Year of the American Civil War, by S.C. Gwynne.  Reviewed by Stan Prager, Regarp Book Blog, www.regarp.com

Mar 16

10 min 22 sec

Review of Liar Temptress Soldier Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War, by Karen Abbott

Dec 2020

7 min 57 sec

Review of The Etruscans: Lost Civilizations, by Lucy Shipley 

Nov 2020

10 min 14 sec

Review of  Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980, by Rick Perlstein

Oct 2020

17 min 30 sec

Review of The Awakening: A History of the Western Mind AD 500-1700, by Charles Freeman

Sep 2020

13 min 52 sec

Review of Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood,  by Karina Longworth

Aug 2020

8 min 8 sec

Review of  Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82, by Elizabeth A. Fenn

Jul 2020

12 min 29 sec

Review of Thomas Jefferson’s Education, by Alan Taylor

Jun 2020

14 min 21 sec

Review of Imagine John Yoko, by John & Yoko Lennon

May 2020

10 min 1 sec

Review of At the Heart of the White Rose: Letters and Diaries of Hans and Sophie Scholl, edited by Inge Jens

Apr 2020

10 min 30 sec

Review of The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps, by Edward Brooke-Hitching

Apr 2020

5 min 28 sec

Review of Korea: Where the American Century Began, by Michael Pembroke

Apr 2020

6 min 36 sec

Review of Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing, by Robert A. Caro

Apr 2020

6 min 41 sec

Review of The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation’s Call to Greatness, by Harlow Giles Unger

Apr 2020

9 min 56 sec

Review of: America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History, by Andrew J. Bacevich

Mar 2020

11 min 1 sec

Review of: "The Bank War and the Partisan Press: Newspapers, Financial Institutions, and the Post Office in Jacksonian America," by Stephen W. Campbell

Mar 2020

7 min 18 sec

Review of: "Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps," by Amy Murrell Taylor

Feb 2020

9 min 29 sec

Review of: "Napoleon: A Life" by Adam Zamoyski [CORRECTION: the podcast version of this review misidentifies the location of Napoleon’s death. Napoleon died on a remote island in the South Atlantic. The written text has been corrected.]

Nov 2019

9 min 17 sec

Review of: "The Land Shall be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt" by Patrick H. Breen

Oct 2019

12 min 56 sec

Review of: "Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill," by Candice Millard

Oct 2019

5 min 52 sec

Review of: "The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought and Survived in Civil War Armies," by Peter S. Carmichael

Oct 2019

7 min 33 sec

Review of: "The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America," by Edward L. Ayers

Oct 2019

10 min 47 sec

Review of: "Grant" by Ron Chernow

Oct 2019

13 min 18 sec

Review of: "Presidents of War," by Michael Beschloss

Oct 2019

12 min 51 sec

Review of: "Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy," by David O. Stewart

Oct 2019

12 min 43 sec

Review of: "Dinner in Camelot: The Night America’s Greatest Scientists, Writers, and Scholars Partied at the Kennedy White House," by Joseph A. Esposito.

Oct 2019

9 min 48 sec