Frank Freeman’s book reviews have appeared in America Magazine, Bloomsbury Review, Commonweal, The DublinReview of Books, The Literary Review, The Rumpus, Touchstone, and The Weekly Standard, among others. Frank is a stay-at-home dad of four who lives in Saco, Maine. He grew up in Texas, Connecticut, and California, received a BA in English from Texas A&M and an MA in English from Northeastern University.
True Stories and Fascinating Asides
Review: 'Three Stones Make A Wall: The Story of Archaeology,' by Eric Cline
A City Is Born
Review: Anthony Everitt, 'The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization'
Review: Mark Williams, 'Ireland's Immortals: A History of the Gods of Irish Myth'
Getting to Know the Buddha
Review: Donald S. Lopez, Jr., 'The Lotus Sūtra: A Biography'
A Portrait of Kafka's Age
Review: Reiner Stach, 'Kafka: The Early Years'
Painting the American Identity
Review: Paul Staiti, 'Of Arms and Artists: The American Revolution Through Painters’ Eyes'
The Rise and Fall of the Karzai Dynasty
Review: Joshua Partlow, 'A Kingdom of Their Own: The Family Karzai and the Afghan Disaster'
They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To
Review: Alice Arlen and Michael J. Arlen, ‘The Huntress: The Adventures, Escapades, and Triumphs of Alicia Patterson, Aviatrix, Sportswoman, Journalist, Publisher’
Her Own Woman
Review: Biancamaria Fontana, ‘Germaine de Staël: A Political Portrait’
The Battles of Julia Ward Howe
Review: Elaine Showalter, 'The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: A Biography'