Tag Archives: Books

MARIANN G. WIZARD :
BOOKS | ‘Life Is a Butt Dial: Tales from a Life Among
the Tragically Hip’

It’s A greezy, slippery slope to fun! By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | September 11, 2021 When it’s the Dog Days and the second summer of Covid and the headlines are ugly and even Cousin Junebug has … Continue reading

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SHARON SHELTON :
BOOKS | Alice Embree’s ‘Voice Lessons’

This important book tells the story of Alice Embree’s struggle to be heard at a time when women were especially marginalized. By Sharon Shelton | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2021          Voice Lessons by Alice Embree (Briscoe Center for … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
BOOKS | Rails and roads

Novelist Colson Whitehead’s ‘The Underground Railroad,’ is an epic novel of bondage and liberation. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | July 29, 2021 Near the end of The Underground Railroad, his epic novel about bondage and freedom, the … Continue reading

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Harry Targ :
BOOKS | The threat to democracy continues

Revisiting Nancy MacLean’s groundbreaking 2017 book, ‘Democracy in Chains.’ By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | July 15, 2021 Nancy MacLean, in her groundbreaking 2017 book, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
BOOKS | ‘By the Light of Burning Dreams’: Everybody
is a star

The book honors ‘the triumphs of the Sixties,’ though it does not neglect ‘the tragedies.’ By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | July 8, 2021 Near the end of his days as a cultural revolutionary, Abbie Hoffman explained, facetiously, … Continue reading

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ALLEN YOUNG :
BOOKS | Ethel Rosenberg’s life story told in new book

I found the book to be painfully sad due to the injustice and the cruelty of the execution. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | June 13, 2021 COLD SPRING, N.Y. — On June 19, 1953, the government of … Continue reading

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Steve Russell :
BOOKS | Martha Ture’s ‘Joe Walker’ should be a screenplay

Her prose is too visual to rest quietly on library shelves. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | January 3, 2021 [Joe Walker, by Martha Ture. (Lulu Press 2007); paperback; 370 pages; $23.95 on Amazon.com.] SUN CITY, Texas — … Continue reading

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Bill Meacham, PhD :
BOOKS | Lighting the Fire: A Cherokee Journey from
Dropout to Professor

The book traces author Steve Russell’s life from his dirt-poor origins in Oklahoma. By Bill Meacham, PhD | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2020 [Lighting The Fire: A Cherokee Journey From Dropout To Professor, by Steve Russell. (McLean, VA: … Continue reading

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JONAH RASKIN :
HISTORY | ‘Up Against the Wall’

Peter Laufer has observed and written about borders and walls all around the world. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | October 1, 2020 [Up Against the Wall: The Case for Opening the Mexican-American Border by Peter Laufer, PhD; … Continue reading

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C.E. McAULEY :
BOOKS | Jonah Raskin’s ‘Dark Past, Dark Future’ reflects cruel reality

This novel demonstrates that readers are in the able hands of a noir master. By C.E. McAuley | The Rag Blog | September 3, 2020 In Jonah Raskin’s new murder mystery Dark Past, Dark Future (2020, McCaa Books) Detective Tioga … Continue reading

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Robert C. Cottrell :
BOOKS | In response to Jonah Raskin

The author replies to Raskin’s ‘Rag Blog’ review of ‘All-American Rebels.’ By Robert C. Cottrell | The Rag Blog | August 26, 2020 [The following is a response to Jonah Raskin’s August 18, 2020 Rag Blog review of Bob Cottrell’s … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
BOOKS | The story of an eccentric

This unique tale is lovingly told by Clare Green. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | August 7, 2020 WARWICK, Massachusetts — Eccentric people are everywhere. They can be found in Texas and in Massachusetts (where I live). They … Continue reading

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