A Dog Named Slugger, by Leigh Brill

A Dog Named Slugger by Leigh Brill Reviewed by Paul H. Yarbrough Click to Buy  “I have cerebral palsy. I walk funny and my balance is bad. I fall a lot. My hands shake, too. That means I’m not so good at carrying things. And if I drop stuff, sometimes it’s hard to just bend […]

Meet Preston Lauterbach, Author of CHITLIN’ CIRCUIT AND THE ROAD TO ROCK ‘N’ ROLL

     Publisher’s Weekly praises Lauterbach’s writing to be as “energetic as a Little Richard song,” and names Chitlin’ Circuit one of the  Top Ten forthcoming music books.      The book also received a starred review in the June 2011 Booklist: “A major achievement and an important contribution to American musical history,” as well as a starred review in […]

Year of Our Lord: Faith, Hope and Harmony in the Mississippi Delta

Click to Buy     Year of Our Lord : Faith, Hope and Harmony in the Mississippi Delta Written by: T.R. Pearson Photography by: Langdon Clay Review by: Paul H. Yarbrough      Year of Our Lord is a biography of an extraordinary man named Lucas McCarty who claims he is “white on the outside but black […]

Tested: How Twelve Wrongly Imprisoned Men Held onto Hope

Click to Buy Tested: How Twelve Wrongly Imprisoned Men Held onto Hope  (Dallas, TX: Brown Books Publishing Group, 2010) Review by Allen Mendenhall        DNA technology has revolutionized our criminal justice system. The acceptance and widespread use of post-conviction DNA testing for imprisoned individuals has led to exonerations all across America. Organizations such as […]

Meet Tom Carhart, Author of Sacred Ties, Part 2

Yesterday on SLR, Tom Carhart discussed his latest nonfiction release, Sacred Ties:From West Point Brothers to Battlefield Rivals: A True Story of the Civil War. Please enjoy the continuation of that conversation with SLR Contributor, Philip K. Jason, posted below. Are there any important distinctions you’d like to point out between a cadet’s West Point […]

Meet Tom Carhart, Author of Sacred Ties

SLR Contributor Philip K. Jason was honored to interview military historian, West Point alum, and Vietnam veteran, Tom Carhart regarding his latest release, Sacred Ties: From West Point Brothers to Battlefield Rivals: A True Story of the Civil War. This factual account of six West Point soldiers fascinated us so much, we selected it as our October Read of the Month. […]

October Read of the Month – Sacred Ties: From West Point Brothers to Battlefield Rivals, by Tom Carhart

Sacred Ties: From West Point Brothers to Battlefield Rivals: A True Story of the Civil War Reviewed by Philip K. Jason Subtitled “From West Point Brothers to Battlefield Rivals: A True Story of the Civil War,” Sacred Ties, by Tom Carhart, aims to envision what is otherwise familiar material through a new lens. Though Civil […]

Resurrection After Exoneration

Yesterday, SLR contributor Allen Mendenhall posted a review of the new nonfiction release by John Thompson and Ronald Gauthier, Killing Time: An 18-Year Odyssey from Death Row to Freedom (Skyhorse Publishing, 2010). The book brings to light one man’s story of a wrongful conviction, and – after tremendous legal effort – his exoneration. But John Thompson […]