Book Notes

Book Notes

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Rev. Charles Brock

Brock Institute for Mega Issues

Lawrence, Engels on Love and Justice - 04/14/2020

Pat Cuneo, B.A.

Jefferson Publications Coordinator

Washington’s Character, Actions Bring Solace in Modern-Day America - 03/30/2020

Dr. Andrew Roth

Jefferson Scholar-in-Residence

THE WHITE ALBUM - 03/19/2020

STONY THE ROAD - 03/26/2020

Mary Oliver and Jack Gilbert - 04/02/2020

This America: The Case for the Nation by Jill Lepore - 04/09/2020

The Composite Nation by Fredrick Douglass - 04/16/2020

Complete Poetry and Selected Prose: Whitman, Walt. - 04/23/2020

A GENERATION OF SOCIOPATHS: HOW THE BABY BOOMERS BETRAYED AMERICA - 04/30/2020

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - 05/07/2020

Spoon River Anthology Edgar Lee Masters Part One - 05/21/2020

SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY EDGAR LEE MASTERS PART TWO - 05/28/2020

Years of Horrors: 1968 and 2020 - 06/04/2020

Pandemic Prose - 06/11/2020

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk about Racism - 6/18/2020

On Leadership: Part 1 - 06/25/2020

On Leadership: Part 2 - 07/02/2020

ON LEADERSHIP: PART 3 - 07/09/2020

'Gleanings' from Contemporary Poetry - 07/16/2020

Trump Meets Beowulf - 07/23/2020

'It Happens': John Lennon Said it Best - 07/30/2020

'How Democracies Die' & 'On Tyranny' - 08/06/2020

What Were Machiavelli's True Motives? - 08/13/2020

Brilliant Bailyn Showed Importance of Evidence, Context, Reason in Study of American History - 08/20/2020

So, How Did the South Win the Civil War? - 08/27/2020

'Rocky Dies Yellow' & Other Readings in Contemporary American Poetry - 09/03/2020

First thing’s first: Let’s Leave Fantasyland Behind - 09/10/2020

Winthrop’s Lesson: Americans must love and care for one another - 09/17/2020

Mediated America Part One: Superman Comes to the Supermarket - 09/24/2020

Mediated America Part Two: Who Was Marshall McLuhan & What Did He Say? - 10/01/2020

Baseball & Poetry - It’s October and Major League Baseball Playoff Time! - 10/08/2020

1920 World Champion Cleveland Indians Rocked - 10/15/2020

Women, Baseball & Poetry - 10/22/2020

Leadership Part Four: Integrity: the Heart of Leadership - 10/29/2020

William Butler Yeats: ‘The Second Coming’ - 11/05/2020

‘What’s Become of the Common Good?’ - 11/12/2020

Happy Thanksgiving! Be Grateful for Hale, Child, too - 11/23/2020

Poetry in a Time of Plague - 12/03/2020

New Book on Presque Isle Belongs in Every Home - 12/09/2020

’Twas the night before Christmas… - 12/17/2020

‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ - 12/23/2020

‘Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot, And Auld Lang Syne!’ - 12/31/2020

Reflections on a New Year, Worry, and Great Poetry - 1/07/2021

Heroic Centrism: How We Got To Now - 1/14/2021

 Heroic Centrism: Rebuilding the Center - 1/21/2021

President Biden’s Inaugural Address And What We Share - 1/28/2021

The Paranoid Style in American Politics - 2/4/2021

Valentine Verse: The Pause That Refreshes - 2/11/2021

who was george washington - 2/18/2021

What's your favorite poem - 2/25/2021

Lawrence Ferlinghetti: Poet, Activist, Cultural Icon - 3/4/2021

alone together: part one - 3/11/2021

ALONE TOGETHER: PART two - 3/18/2021

Retrospective: A Year of Book Notes - 3/25/21

Readers’ Favorite Poems: Part One - 4/1/21

READERS’ FAVORITE POEMS: PART two - 4/8/21