Category Archives: Book Reviews

  1. Book Review: Jesmyn Ward’s Men We Reaped


    July 29, 2014 by magpiemenina

    At last, here’s another book review. I haven’t found one recently that so moved me to blog. This one is …
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  2. Book Review: Molly Caldwell Crosby’s The American Plague


    November 13, 2013 by magpiemenina

    Greetings all! Jaybird has been contemplating his first post deeply. It is coming, but not quite yet. It’s been too …
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  3. A Whimsical Review of James Agee and Walker Evans’ Book, Cotton Tenants.

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    July 11, 2013 by magpiemenina

    A posthumous publication, written by a reader’s favorite author and never imagined to exist, or imagined to be lost, can …
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  4. Book Review: Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy’s Rabid


    March 1, 2013 by magpiemenina

    Dear readers, it has been quite a while since I’ve blogged a book review. I assure you, it is not …
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  5. Book Review: Richard L. Bushman’s From Puritan to Yankee

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    September 30, 2012 by magpiemenina

    I recently finished reading, after suffering through pages of boredom, Richard L. Bushman’s From Puritan to Yankee: Character and the Social …
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  6. Book Review: Kathleen M. Brown’s Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs

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    September 7, 2012 by magpiemenina

    I finished reading Kathleen M. Brown’s Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia (Institute …
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  7. Book Review: Harbury’s Colonial Virginia’s Cooking Dynasty

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    August 29, 2012 by magpiemenina

    The book in question: Katharine E. Harbury, Colonial Virginia’s Cooking Dynasty. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2004. Why …
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  8. Book Review: Hodder’s The Leopard’s Tale

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    August 8, 2012 by magpiemenina

    I recently finished a leisurely reading of Ian Hodder’s The Leopard’s Tale: Revealing the Mysteries of Çatalhöyük (London: Thames & …
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