First of New Trilogy
Don Winslow is among my favorite novelists. His three book Cartel Trilogy on the DEA and Mexican drug wars is some of the best fiction I have ever read. On April 26 he’s releasing a new Read More »
Recent books have pulled back the curtain on America’s hidden racial history. Two companion volumes, Baseball Rebels and Major League Rebels, by Peter Dreier and Robert Elias now do this for America’s Pastime.
Baseball fans will definitely want to read Read More »
The best documentary photography has long been packaged and showcased, along with its fine art cousin, in so-called “coffee table” books. But Robert Gumpert’s Division Street (Dewi Lewis Publishing, 2022) may be a hard sell as a glossy addition to Read More »
A No Holds Barred Look at American Governance
William Domhoff originally published Who Rules America in 1967. It was a huge success. Now out in a revised eighth edition, Domhoff’s key conclusion remains: powerful corporate and wealthy interests still control Read More »
In this year’s on-going Congressional deliberations about infrastructure spending, one popular New Deal program will hopefully make a come-back, with new branding and a 21st century focus on clean energy.
During the Great Depression, about three million young Americans, with Read More »
In the 1950s and 60s, the best-known member of the left-led International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) was, oddly enough, a conservative writer named Eric Hoffer, whose fans included Ronald Reagan. Hailed in the mainstream media as the work of Read More »
Veeck, Doby, Paige Feller and the 1946-48 Cleveland Indians
As America again rises to combat racial injustice, it’s a good time to look back at a previous time with high hopes for racial progress: post-WW2 America, when major league baseball Read More »
When I attended a Washington, D.C. law school in the early 1970s, everyone enrolled in its criminal law class was required to participate in the Metropolitan Police Department’s “ride along” program. Then, as now, “ride along” allows local residents to Read More »