Sunday, June 22, 2014

Book Reviews: The Robert E. Lee We Learn to Loathe; and Mike Hastings' Raucous, Scoopy Satire of the News(magazine) Biz



How I Learned to Hate Robert E. Lee
Michael Korda's superb new biography of the Confederate general, Clouds of Glory: The Life and Legend of Robert E. Lee, chisels away at the myth. You may not like what's underneath.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/22/how-i-learned-to-hate-robert-e-lee.html


Newsweek Takedown From Beyond the Grave: Michael Hastings's Fiction Tells the Truth
The late journalist left behind a novel satirizing his fellow Newsweek employees. But this delightful book has much more than mockery on its mind.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/18/even-michael-hastings-s-fiction-told-the-truth.html


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