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IN DEFENSE OF ANDREW JACKSON

If you’re looking for something to read, please check out my new book, IN DEFENSE OF ANDREW JACKSON.  And, whether you like it or not, please rate it amazon.com.  Thank you! Amazon.com: Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-defense-of-andrew-jackson-bradley-birzer/1127075941?ean=9781621577287#/    

Available for Pre-Order–My Biography of Andrew Jackson

I just found out recently that my quirky (and, I hope, lively and thoughtful) biography of Andrew Jackson comes out on September 10, 2018, just four days after I turn 51.  How great is that? And, yes, Andrew… Read More

Coming in Paperback: RUSSELL KIRK, AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE

I found out late yesterday afternoon that the University Press of Kentucky will be publishing RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE in paperback for their spring 2018 list. How great is this???  I’m thrilled. I’m not sure how many changes… Read More

Tucson Paper Reviews RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE

Oh, nice Easter surprise. A Tucson paper reviews RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE.   http://soaznewsx.com/daniel-davis-russell-kirk-american-conservative-book-review/

Biography and the Art of Being Human

A thought experiment: try to recreate everything you’ve done since you started reading this article. Every thought, every distraction, every movement, every feeling. Have you wanted some coffee? Have you thought about closing this page? Have you scratched that itch on… Read More

Carl Olson Reviews RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE

A great review by my friend, Carl, at CHRONICLES magazine, edited by another man I greatly respect, Scott Richert. http://www.chroniclesmagazine.org/2016/February/40/2/magazine/article/10829933/

Wall Street Journal Reviews Russell Kirk: American Conservative

A huge thanks to Lee Edwards and the Wall Street Journal for reviewing RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE. Who was this remarkable figure? The answer is provided in “Russell Kirk: American Conservative,” a beautifully written and deeply insightful biography… Read More

Interview with John J. Miller, Re: Russell Kirk

https://ricochet.com/podcasts/russell-kirk-american-conservative/

Interview with Matt Lewis, Re: Russell Kirk

http://www.mattklewis.com/?p=8498 Thanks, Matt!

Birzer on Kirk on John J. Miller’s Bookmonger

Had a blast talking with John J. Miller about Russell Kirk.  Just 10 minutes, though I think we both could’ve kept talking for a long time. https://ricochet.com/podcasts/russell-kirk-american-conservative/

Physical Review Copies of RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE Now Available

Physical review copies of my biography, RUSSELL KIRK: AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE (out November 5, 2015) are now available from the University Press of Kentucky. If you would like to review it for a journal, a newspaper, a magazine, a… Read More

Anthem of the Heart: Why Neil Peart, Part II

[Please be warned: this is a serious essay with an advertisement at the end—so, don’t feel ripped off!–Brad] A week ago, I tried to explain—in the first of a multipart series—why I decided to write a book about… Read More