“JUSQU’AUBOUTISTE”: A Review of Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

I never formally studied World War I in school, so it may be that most of what I know about the war comes from Stanley Kubrick’s film Paths of Glory. If you’ve seen the film, you’ll know it has little to do with the war’s historical timeline, or the reasons for the war itself. It focuses […]

Freshly Baked Books: The Star of Istanbul

The Star of Istanbul, out this month, is the second book in a trilogy of thrillers by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler starring daring war correspondent Christopher Marlowe (Kit) Cobb. Cobb is a man who’d do anything to get to the bottom of a good and true story for the Chicago Post-Express. The first […]