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reviewed Ned Myers. December 30, 2010
   In THE PIRATE (1821) Sir Walter Scott had written of larger than life, almost mythical heroes in and around Scotland's Orkney and Shetland Islands. Judging landsman Scott not precise …
reviewed The Wing-and-Wing. December 10, 2010
Great religious novels such as THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY, BRIDESHEAD REVISITED, THE END OF THE AFFAIR or THAT HIDEOUS STRENGTH do not grow on trees. Even less often do they grow on a sailing ship's …
reviewed The Crater (Vulcan's Peak: a Tale of .... October 18, 2010
The theme of men and women under stress is a current that runs through each of at least five levels of story-telling and moralizing in James Fenimore Cooper's sea adventure novel, THE CRATER, of 1847. …
reviewed Afloat and Ashore. August 28, 2010
james fenimore cooper - afloat and ashore
AFLOAT AND ASHORE focuses on a bit more than four years in the young life of Miles Wallingford. In 1797, at 17, orphaned Miles runs away from home up the Hudson River in New York for a one year …
reviewed The Ways of the Hour. August 22, 2010
The Ways of the Hour
It was a pleasant surprise to me to find themes hotly debated in the USA of 2010 convincingly portrayed in an American novel published in 1850. In THE WAYS OF THE HOUR, his last full-length work of fiction …
reviewed Mercedes of Castile (The Voyage to Ca.... August 13, 2010
Mercedes of Castile: the voyage to Cathay
In the second third of the 19th Century, all America was awash with writings about Columbus's four voyages from Spain to the New World of the Americas, or "Cathay" as he thought he had reached. …
posted a Quick Tip about The Last of the Mohicans. July 03, 2010
The Last of the Mohicans (Barnes & Noble Classics)
A great read that is not like the movies. Get the real story.
posted a Quick Tip about Homeward Bound. June 29, 2010
james fenimore cooper: homeward bound
Cooper, a fine but 'oft forgottern author.
posted a Quick Tip about The Last of the Mohicans. June 29, 2010
The Last of the Mohicans (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Written by my Great-great-great grandfather!
posted a Quick Tip about The Last of the Mohicans. June 28, 2010
The Last of the Mohicans (Barnes & Noble Classics)
NOTHING like the movie!
posted a Quick Tip about The Last of the Mohicans. June 26, 2010
The Last of the Mohicans (Barnes & Noble Classics)
A classic parable about the coexistence, or lack thereof of Americans. British, and Native Americans
reviewed The Last of the Mohicans. June 24, 2010
The Last of the Mohicans (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Contrary to what I have heard other people say about The Last of the Mohicans, this book is not a difficult read, nor is it dull. I found it to be a great balance of dialogue and narration. While it is …
reviewed The Water Witch. April 20, 2010
The Water Witch
THE WATER-WITCH, or THE SKIMMER OF THE SEAS, James Fenimore Cooper's great sea adventure tale of 1830, has something for every 21st Century reader.       The novel is about the British …
reviewed Home as Found (book). January 15, 2010
  In 1838 James Fenimore Cooper published two novels. HOME AS FOUND made the sequel to HOMEWARD BOUND. In fact, these two novels complete a family saga begun 15 years earlier in Cooper's early …
reviewed Homeward Bound. January 06, 2010
james fenimore cooper: homeward bound
James Fenimore Cooper's 1838 novel HOMEWARD BOUND, or THE CHASE: A TALE OF THE SEA is fun to read for many readers.       It is also important to scholars of the novel for the two …
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