Russ Cobb is an associate professor in Latin American studies and creative writing at the University of Alberta. His nonfiction writing has won many national and regional awards. His journalism has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Slate, and the Nation, and … Continue reading From the Desk of Russ Cobb: Sins of the Father
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Crude Nation: How Oil Riches Ruined Venezuela (Potomac Books, 2016) by Raúl Gallegos! Gallegos, a senior analyst for the consulting firm Control … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Crude Nation!
Books Lefty O’Doul Dennis Snelling Review in MLB.com: “…an artful job of toggling back and forth between O’Doul’s life story and focusing on the trip to Japan in 1949.” It’s My Country Too Edited by Jerri Bell and Tracy Crow … Continue reading News and Reviews
Books Crude Nation by Raúl Gallegos Praise from the Wall Street Journal: “Superbly reported.” Fit for the Presidency? by Seymour Morris Jr. Praise from Publishers Weekly: “Given his exceptionally extensive and open-minded analysis, it is a shame that he … Continue reading News and Reviews
Books Flock Together by B. J. Hollars Praise from the Colorado Review: “…Hollars marries scientific rigor with wide-eyed wonder, letting readers enjoy both his command of and joy in his subject.” George McGovern & the Democratic Insurgents by Hal Elliot … Continue reading News and Reviews