Chronicles Magazine Book Review

The Tea Party: A Mixed Bag

In January, when Republican Scott Brown was elected to fill the remainder of the late senator Edward M. Kennedy’s term, the activists who helped make it possible traced their political lineage back to the Boston Tea Party. Jubilant supporters...

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    Who Won the Cold War?

    David Priestland reviews the history of what he calls the “Promethean” and “utopian” communist movement in The Red Flag. The book is engaging, but frustrating in its failure to elaborate a theme that remains an undercurrent: man’s desire...

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    The Logic of the Map

    Soon after his election in 1844, James K. Polk sat down with the historian George Bancroft and, before offering him the Cabinet post of secretary of the Navy, sketched the four objectives of his presidency.

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    Mystery Tour

    Larry Johnson’s first book of poems, Veins, promises an engagement with history and tradition that is respectful, lively, and current. Open to any page at random, and you will find examples of real language handled by a poet who obviously...

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