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Latest newsRichard Brookhiser’s FOUNDERS’ SON reviewed in the Boston Globe
"Reading is what helped the young Lincoln escape from the mean circumstances of his childhood, what stretched a very tall young man into a very broad adult thinker. That is the thesis that animates Founders’ Son by Richard Brookhiser, who has produced more than a dozen volumes, most of them about the founding fathers."
““Even if you’re not interested specifically in the details of German history, [the fall of the Berlin Wall] is an example of a peaceful revolution that succeeded. There aren’t many of those that succeed, so it’s important to understand the ones that do. This revolution is a particularly useful one to study because it left behind a lot of sources. It left them behind in the Stasi – or secret police – archives in Germany. When you go work in the archives, which I’ve done, you can actually reconstruct how this peaceful revolution succeeded and [it offers] a broader lesson that’s important for all societies.” ”
"Who hasn't seen Star Wars? Chris Taylor opens his book, How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise, pointing out that while not everyone has seen Star Wars, most people in the United States and around the world know elements of the series."