Tony Daniel Reviews ‘Revolver: Sam Colt and the Six-Shooter That Changed America’ at the ‘Federalist’

Jim Rasenberger’s biography of Samuel Colt, ‘Revolver,’ has lots of interesting details about the colorful inventor of the six-shooter, says Tony Daniel, but unfairly faults Colt for sins against present-day leftist orthodoxy. Read the review here.

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘The 21 Biggest Lies About Donald Trump (and You!),’ by Kurt Schlichter at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel says the Townhall columnist’s latest book, ‘The 21 Biggest Lies About Donald Trump (and You!),’ is funny, completely over-the-top, and a more appropriate response to the calumny directed at conservatives than allegedly decorous political observers want to… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘The Splendid and the Vile’ by Erik Larson in the ‘Federalist’

“I like to think there is a little Churchill bust within the Oval Office of every thoughtful person’s soul—a bust that needs the occasional tending-to and buffing up,” Tony Daniel writes. Read the review here.

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘American Dirt’ by Jeanine Cummins for the ‘Federalist’

Jeanine Cummins’s bestselling novel ‘American Dirt’ has elicited protests over the author’s belonging to the wrong group to be allowed to write Mexican characters, writes Tony Daniel. He finds this ridiculous, and thinks the real problem is that… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘The Mirror and the Light,’ by Hilary Mantel, at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel argues that the Wolf Hall series is a landmark of historical fiction. He says that  if you spend a while in the head of the Thomas Cromwell of Hilary Mantel, you may even find yourself questioning… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews Mike Rowe’s Book, ‘The Way I Heard It,’ at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel says Mike Rowe’s new book, which arises from Rowe’s popular podcast, reminds him of the great Paul Harvey’s “The Rest of the Story” broadcasts from his youth. Rowe also divides the biographical sketches in the book… Read More

Tony Daniel Delivers a Generally Positive Review of ‘A State At Any Cost: The Life of David Ben Gurion’ at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel’s reviews A State At Any Cost: The Life of David Ben Gurion by Tom Segev, translated by Haim Watzman, at the Federalist. Tony says the book supports an important political lesson from the twentieth century :… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘Deceiving the Sky’ by Bill Gertz at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel says Deceiving the Sky, longtime U.S. national security reporter Bill Gertz’s book on mainland China’s aggression toward the U.S., is a helpful tonic to decades of wishful thinking regarding China by many in the West. Read the review… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘The Assault on American Excellence’ by Anthony Kronman for the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel details how the new book by former Yale Law School Dean Anthony Kronman, The Assault on American Excellence, bizarrely avoids placing the blame where it squarely belongs—our morally bankrupt educational systems. Read the review here.

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee’ for the ‘Federalist’

The true crime work, Furious Hours, explores a lurid 1977 southern murder trial that almost inspired Harper Lee to write another book—but the author’s pretentious account leans heavily on inaccurate and unflattering Southern stereotypes, writes Tony Daniel. “Furious… Read More