Saturday, November 16, 2019

Book Review: 'Bella Cove' by Rochelle Katzman

'Cotto/Gottfried': 'Angry Young Radicals in the Age of Trump': Author Robby Soave on his timely book

Folks -- specifically young adults -- are infuriated nowadays; this is especially true on social media and college campuses. Where does all of this rage, often directed at and caused by sociopolitical factors, come from? What might come out of it? Robby Soave, an associate editor at 'Reason,' seeks to answer these questions (and many more) in his new book, 'Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump.' On this episode of 'Cotto/Gottfried,' Soave discusses his work and its relevance. 'Panic Attack' at Amazon: See more 'Cotto/Gottfried' episodes here:

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Book Review: 'The Demon Seekers: Book One' by John Shors

The Demon Seekers by John Shors

Poem of the Day: 'The Violin' by Richard Watson Gilder

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Book Review: 'Once Upon and Ever After' by Caroline L. Thornton

Once Upon and Ever After by Caroline L. Thornton

'Cotto/Gottfried': Henry Ford: Who was he, really? 'Ford Men' author Christopher Whalen explains

Henry Ford was one of America's most successful businessmen, as well as one of its most controversial; not on account of his economic practices, but the man's political views. In our day and age, the latter oft-overshadow the former in public discourse. The story of how America's most famous automobile manufacturer came to be is far more intriguing than many might imagine. Just what happened and why? Christopher Whalen is an author and investment banker who -- without exaggeration -- wrote the book on Ford Motors' founding: 'Ford Men: From Inspiration to Enterprise.' He joins us on this episode of 'Cotto/Gottfried' to discuss his book, its relevance, and much more.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Book Review: 'The Liberal Record: Everything You Need to Know' by Marcelo Brazzi

The Liberal Record: Everything You Need to Know by [Brazzi, Marcelo]

Person of the Day: Joseph Henry

Monday, November 11, 2019

Book Review: 'Lucky Prince' by Eva Luxe and Juliana Conners

Person of the Day: John Jacob Astor

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ASTOR, John Jacob, American merchant: b. Waldorf, Baden, near Heidelberg, 17 July 1763; d. 29 March 1848. He came to America in 1783, where his elder brother had settled and invested his savings in the fur trade. In 1784 he went with a cargo of furs to London; sold them and formed connection with fur houses there, and as his capital increased, made annual trips to Montreal, buying furs there and shipping them direct to London, as Canada was allowed to trade only with the mother country. In 1794 Jay's treaty removed this embargo, and Astor, then in London, at once made a contract with the Northwest Company of Montreal and Quebec (then the magnate of the Canadian Northwest fur trade), imported furs from Montreal to New York, and shipped them to all parts of Europe and China. The surrender of the lake posts under the treaty also greatly extended the trading limits, and Astor in a few years became one of the leading merchants and capitalists of the country, having a quarter of a million in 1798, and double that a few years later. 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Book Review: 'Progressivism: The Strange History of a Radical Idea' by Bradley C. S. Watson

'Cotto/Gottfried': Why is social media in turmoil? Glenn Reynolds explains.

Social media outlets have created stringent content rules since the 2016 election. Prominent Twitter and Facebook pages, along with YouTube channels, have been deleted entirely. As new crackdowns appear likely headed into next year's election cycle, what sense can be made of this situation? Glenn Reynolds is a law professor at the University of Tennessee who runs the immensely popular blog Instapundit. His latest book, 'The Social Media Upheaval,' addresses America's social media quagmire. Reynolds discusses the matter, and much more, on this episode of 'Cotto/Gottfried.'

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