Tag Archives: Historical Book Reviews

Watership Down,1974 New York Times Review

Prince with a thousand enemies

Watership Down by Richard Adams. “All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.” As a historian …

The City and the Pillar

The 1948 New York Times review of The City and the Pillar The City and the Pillar sparked a public scandal, including notoriety and criticism, not only since it was released at a time when homosexuality was commonly considered immoral, but also because it was the first book by an accepted American author to portray overt homosexuality as …