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Snowblind by Daniel Arnold, reviewed by Gregory Crouch

Here’s “Slippery Slopes,” my review of Daniel Arnold’s short story collection Snowblind: Stories of Alpine Obsession, in The Wall Street Journal April 4 & 5, 2015. Good effort from Arnold. Here’s the list of other books I’ve reviewed for The … Continue reading

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Bonanza Queen, by Zola Ross

Two stars out of five on Goodreads. It wasn’t as bad as I expected.

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50 Notable works of nonfiction, posted by the Washington Post

A list of 50 notable nonfiction books curated by The Washington Post. Continue reading

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The Naked Mountaineer by Stephen Sieberson, reviewed by Gregory Crouch

“The jacket copy promises irreverent adventures and peculiar characters presented in a manner far removed from that of “the typical mountaineering book.” And so we crack its covers hoping for alpine rambles in the vein of Eric Newby’s lighthearted bumble “A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush,” of Tom Patey ’s gently deprecating “One Man’s Mountains,” or of W.E. Bowman ’s side-splitting satire “The Ascent of Rum Doodle… ” Continue reading

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No Man’s Land by Elizabeth Samet, reviewed by Gregory Crouch

“No Man’s Land is her exploration of what it means for the United States and its soldiery to be “adrift between war and peace.” She does it with the aid of literature, ranging through mankind’s “commandos of the imagination…” Continue reading

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The Calling by Barry Blanchard, reviewed by Gregory Crouch

Here’s “Wintry Climbs,” my review of The Calling by Barry Blanchard, which appeared in the October 11 & 12 issue of The Wall Street Journal.     Barry’s one of the most impressive climbers of modern times. On Twitter, he’s: … Continue reading

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My Acid Test review quoted in Newsweek

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Acid Test by Tom Shroder, reviewed by Gregory Crouch

With 20+ veteran suicides a day and the VA on the hook for more than $1 trillion in PTSD-related expenses, we can’t afford to ignore the healing potential contained in such profoundly psychoactive drugs as LSD and MDMA. Continue reading

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My review of Bird Dream, by Matt Higgins, in today’s Wall Street Journal

Here’s “Only One Way Down,” my review of Bird Dream, by Matt Higgins, in the July 26 & 27, 2014 issue of The Wall Street Journal. Quite a thrilling read…     Here’s the list of links to other books … Continue reading

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Robert Lucas Crouch, an obituary

An obituary of Robert Lucas Crouch, April 5, 1935 to June 11, 2014 Continue reading

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