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Karl Helicher, Book Reviewer

Karl Helicher enjoyed a forty-three-year long career as a public librarian, mostly as the director of the Upper Merion Township Library in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. He retired in 2016. He continues to review books for Foreword, which he started doing in 1999, and Library Journal, which he began working with in 1982.

He received his MLS from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973; he has an MA in political science and an MSA in public administration, both from his undergraduate alma mater, West Chester University. He received Library Journal’s Non-Fiction Reviewer of the Year Award in 1999.

Book Review

Kompromat

by Karl Helicher

In "Kompromat", Jeff Pegues, who covers justice and homeland security for CBS News, offers a chilling, cautionary investigation of the cyberwar between the United States and Russia, one that serves as a wake-up call for citizens and... Read More

Book Review

The Law of Blood

by Karl Helicher

Johann Chapoutot’s "The Law of Blood" is a meticulously researched, chilling history of Nazism’s roots and doctrines that clarifies why the ideology was widely accepted for so long. The book is a comprehensive study of the cultural,... Read More

Book Review

Anatomy of Failure

by Karl Helicher

This comprehensive investigation reveals the complexities of foreign-policy making in the era of “no world order.” "Anatomy of Failure" is Harlan Ullman’s enlightening assessment of the United States’s bleak record of losing all... Read More

Book Review

Overload

by Karl Helicher

In this incisive work, a veteran newsman explores modern media and why we have become so vulnerable to “alternative facts.” "Overload" is news veteran Bob Schieffer’s insightful take on modern journalism, presented with the able... Read More

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