Nick Schenkel Book Reviews

If This Isn't Nice, What Is? by Indiana native Kurt Vonnegut, is a collection of many of the famed authors commencement speeches. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

In On Grand Strategy, John Lewis Gaddis reflects on what he has learned of the subject while serving as a co-professor of grand strategy at Yale University. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Book Review: Sharp

Aug 17, 2018

Michelle Dean's Sharp focuses on ten fascinating women who each made their own unique and significant contribution to the cultural and political direction of America. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Anthony Casillo's Typewriters: Iconic Machines from the Golden Age of Mechanical Writing gives readers a thorough briefing on many of the popular typing machines that were once in almost every household across the country.  West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Rebel Bulldog, aptly subtitled The Story of One Family, Two States and the Civil War, is exactly that. It's the story of Preston Davidson and his family during the Civil War. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

The Fifties Chronicle brings back to life the decade that spawned the Civil Rights Movement, Rock n' Roll and the Space Race. Along with it's written summaries of each year of the decade are numerous photos, in both black and white and color, that document the iconic era. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

"Wade in the Water" is a collection of poems by Tracy K. Smith. Smith is currently serving as the 52nd Poet Laureate of the United States. West Lafayette public library director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

 

199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die features the most interesting, peculiar and remarkable cemeteries across the globe. The books author, Lauren Rhoads, is also the host of the popular Cemetery Travel blog. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Book Review: Renee

Jun 22, 2018

"Renee" is a suspenseful sci-fi novel about a woman who travels 1,000 years into the future. The books author, Jessica Eise, is a Ross Fellow in the Purdue University Brian Lamb School of Communication doctoral program. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review. 

Jieun Baek reveals the inner workings of North Korea’s Information Underground, a courageous group of people risking their lives to bring the isolated country all of the films, television shows, soap operas, books, and encyclopedias that its own militaristic regime has banned. West Lafayette Public Library Director Nick Schenkel has the review.

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