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  "The Wilderness Warrior"  - "Why This World"

Book Review

This is a book - -"The Wilderness Warrior" that you must put high on your list of reading priorities.  Carefully crafted, researched with zeal and an all reaching eye, it is a masterwork.
"The Wilderness Warrior" by Douglas Brinkley (HarperCollins, $34.99, almost a thousand pages) is a mighty load to lift but one of the most rewarding works of history to come down the pike in a long time.
Sub-titled "Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America," this omnibus masterpiece is focused in depth on the life and times and especially the role of nature in the career of "T.R." 
Consciousness raising, important reading, replete with anecdote after anecdote, Rice Professor and best selling author Brinkley has out-done himself in writing "The Wilderness Warrior" and we are all the better for it. 
"Why This World" by Benjamin Moser (Oxford, $29.95, 544 pages) is a biography of Clarice Lispector, the Brazilian writer who lived a life as interesting as the things she wrote about. This legendary beauty made it out of the Ukraine to Brazil and worked in the 40s as one of that country's few women journalists. Her life and writing was influenced by Spinoza, Franz Kafka and the kabbalah and many other factors. Well researched bio!

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About the Authors:  Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.

They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. More about these authors.

You can contact the Frommers at: 

Email: myrna.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Email: harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU

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