Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 8, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Rough Riders: A Few Thoughts on American Foreign Policy

Book Title: The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, The Rough Riders, and The Dawn of the American Century

My former history teacher, Jack Barnwell, stops in at Bacon today to ask: who have we been, we Americans, in world affairs? And – who should be we?

July 8, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon Blast: Midsummer Reading Recommendations

Today’s Bacon Blast features the faces, voices, and summer reading choices of thirteen terrific Chapter 16 writers.  I’ve already chosen three new books from their recommendations and had a hard time stopping there!  You won’t want to miss Chapter 16’s new website, just launched, for more great ideas about what to read next. Humanities Tennessee founded Chapter 16 in 2009 to provide comprehensive coverage of literary news and events in …

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