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June 2001

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published June 2001.

Book Review

Before Motown

by Ronald D. Lankford, Jr.

Although New York, Chicago, and New Orleans have long been recognized as hotbeds of jazz development, other cities have made important contributions. Before Motown concentrates on Detroit, a city with a heritage rich in culture and... Read More

Book Review

A Ghost Watcher's Guide to Ireland

by Jeannette Boyne

If there are no ghosts in the pictures that illustrate this book, it certainly looks as though there might be. These atmospheric photographs are often eerily beautiful and might very well be worth the cost of the book. The dreamlike... Read More

Book Review

Laurence Sterne

“I wrote not to be fed, but to be famous,” declared Sterne, and in bursting onto the London literary scene in 1760, with the publication of the first two volumes of Tristram Shandy (“an Anglican vicar’s bawdy novel”), he won a... Read More

Book Review

Intimate with Walt

by Erik Bledsoe

In the spring of 1888, Horace Traubel, 29, began almost daily visits with Walt Whitman, who was almost 69. For the next four years until Whitman’s death in 1892, Traubel played Boswell to Whitman’s Samuel Johnson, recording the daily... Read More

Book Review

The Satanic Screen

“What have you done to his eyes?” asks a young mother, falling to the heels of the Satanist coven that encircles her as she peers into a cradle spun with black crepe. “He has his father’s eyes,” is the reply. With Roman... Read More

Book Review

The American West

by Deborah Donovan

This lavishly illustrated and informative volume serves as the catalog for the recently renamed Rockwell Museum of Western Art of Corning, New York, formerly the Rockwell Museum. The museum’s collection had been focused on the art of... Read More

Book Review

Touching Earth

Humans were never meant to garden, but rather were meant to roam, to hunt and gather, writes the author, an acclaimed Southern naturalist. Those intentions, however, simply don’t matter anymore. “We can’t stop mucking around with... Read More

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