My Review of Newt Gingrich’s Crater Novel Published in The Atlantic
The Atlantic, December 5, 2011
Last week I mentioned that I went ahead and picked up a copy of Newt Gingrich’s new Civil War novel, The Battle of the Crater, at the insistence of my friend, Yoni Applebaum. He suggested that I write a review and submit it to The Atlantic, which I went ahead and did. Today the review is live on their website and I couldn’t be more pleased. Thanks to Jennie Rothenberg Gritz for reviewing it and especially for agreeing to publish it. We are talking about cross-posting excerpts from specific posts on their site and I’ve been encouraged to go ahead and think about possible topics for future publication.
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