Ted Odenwald


The Last of the President’s Men

Bob Woodward. The Last of the President’s Men. New York:Simon & Schuster, 2015. As Reviewed by Ted Odenwald Alexander Butterfield, former White House aide in the Nixon administration, recently told investigative writer, Bob Woodward, that there was more to the Nixon story than was generally known. Butterfield’s revelations are disturbing […]


John Le Carre: The Biography

Adam Sisman. John Le Carre: The Biography New York: Harper Collins, 2015. As reviewed by Ted Odenwald David Cornwell, more widely recognized by his pseudonym, John Le Carre, is a writer, the twists and turns of whose life are as complex as his plots. According to biographer, Adam Sisman, many […]


The Nature of the Beast

Louise Penny. The Nature of the Beast. New York: Minotaur Books, 2015. As reviewed by Ted Odenwald Retirement offers no rest or refuge for Louise Penny’s protagonist, Armand Gamache, the former Chief Inspector or Quebec’s Surete. After a nine-year-old boy dies in an apparent biking accident in the forest near […]


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. By Erik Larson. New York: Random House, 2015. As reviewed by Ted Odenwald With his typically methodical gathering and organizing of details from the daily lives of passengers and crew members—and from the fated ship-preying hunt of U-boat commander, Walther Schwieger,—and from […]