Patrick T Reardon

Book review: “What Might Have Been: Leading Historians on Twelve ‘What Ifs’ of History,” edited by Andrew Roberts

What Might Have Been: Leading Historians on Twelve ‘What Ifs’ of History, published in 2004, is, as its subtitle suggests, a serious work of counterfactual speculation. Which isn’t to say [...]

By |2024-04-10T15:09:13+00:00April 12th, 2024|

Book review: “Chicago’s Modern Mayors: From Harold Washington to Lori Lightfoot,” edited by Dick Simpson and Betty O’Shaughnessy

    Chicago's Modern Mayors, edited by Dick Simpson and Betty O'Shaughnessy, covers a forty-year period during which Chicago, its people and its region went through great changes under a [...]

By |2024-04-01T15:07:56+00:00April 10th, 2024|

 Book Review: “Cocktails with George and Martha: Movies, Marriage and the Making of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’” by Philip Gefter

There are two major characters in Philip Gefter’s Cocktails with George and Martha: Movies, Marriage and the Making of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” One is the four-actor play Who’s [...]

By |2024-03-27T21:58:59+00:00March 29th, 2024|
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