The First Lindbergh Review Is In…

We’re still two months away from publication, but Charles Lindbergh: A Religious Biography of America’s Most Infamous Pilot has its first review — and it’s a good one. Publishers Weekly calls the book “very convincing”: Using Lindbergh’s journals, writings, and public statements, Gehrz builds a thorough portrait of the aviator’s inner life, and the inclusion … More The First Lindbergh Review Is In…

Happy Fathers’ Day

For many, it seemed like a bit of trickery, a joke, a send-up for Will Rogers or Groucho Marx. So says religious studies scholar Leigh Eric Schmidt of Father’s Day, adding that while such an event “seemed all but inevitable” when Mother’s Day quickly became a sensation, “many people found it laughable.” A 1914 letter to the New York … More Happy Fathers’ Day