Tag Archives: Books

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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JONAH RASKIN :
BOOKS | ‘A Life of Olson’ by Ed Sanders, cultural revolutionary

The book is a feast for the eyes, food for the mind, and balm for the soul. [Jonah Raskin will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, July 24, 2020, 2-3 p.m. (CT) on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin and … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
BOOKS | Genealogy effort leads to book about people becoming Americans

This impressive new volume is the work of Carla Barringer Rabinowitz. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | July 9, 2020 ROYALSTON, Mass. — Borderers: Becoming Americans on the Southern Frontier is the title and subtitle of an impressive … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | The doctor is sick

A review of Susan Reverby’s new book about former leftist fugitive Dr. Alan Bergman. Co-Conspirator for Justice: The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Bergman by Susan M. Reverby (2020: University of North Carolina Press; $30) By Jonah Raskin | The … Continue reading

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Jim Simons :
BOOKS | Ken Carpenter’s ‘Borderlands Boy’

Ken’s whole adult life has been that of a man of unflinchingly high principle. By Jim Simons | The Rag Blog | May 11, 2018 AUSTIN — It is said that senior citizens, as we are called, see our lives … Continue reading

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Allen Young :
BOOKS | ‘Red Scare in the Green Mountains’

Political paradox in Vermont is narrated with insight in Rick Winston’s book. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | April 12, 2020 ROYALSTON, Mass. — There are paradoxes in the politics of Vermont. When a liberal majority in the … Continue reading

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Alice Embree :
BOOKS | ‘Odd Birds’

The book is a fictional coming of age story set in San Antonio. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | December 17, 2019 Listen to Thorne Dreyer’s November 25, 2019 Rag Radio interview with Severo Perez about his new … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | ‘In the Company of Rebels’

Jonah reviews Chellis Glendinning’s memoir about her friends, lovers, and comrades. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | June 26, 2019 At the very start of her new heartfelt book — In the Company of Rebels: A Generational Memoir … Continue reading

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