Russell J. MacMullan Jr.
Russell “Rusty” MacMullan lives in southwest Virginia with his wife and golden retriever. As a former English teacher and head of several independent schools, he has written extensively to school communities about education, developmental issues, and cultural trends that affect children and parents. He spends his free time sculling, sailing, hiking, reading, and writing.
14 entries by Russell J. MacMullan Jr.
By Denise Kiernan
Edith Vanderbilt shines in this history of North Carolina’s famed Biltmore Estate.
By Lori Rader-Day
This psychological thriller unravels the mystery of a disappearance and the inner-workings of one woman’s mind.
Journey through time and space in search of an unlikely salve for idiosyncratic collectors.
By Edmundo Paz Soldán; translated by Valerie Miles
A somber story of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. struggling with life, death, and a feeling of foreignness.
By Louis Klarevas
An even-handed assessment of a modern-day scourge.
By Frances Stroh
The sobering tale of the family behind one of America's best-known brews
By John Lawton
A taut espionage tale set amid the grittiness and despair of Cold-War Berlin
By Leonard Pitts Jr.
Dual narratives drive this ambitious tale of race relations centered on both MLK’s assassination and the election of Barack Obama.
How we lost our middle class and why we need it back.
By Aline Ohanesian
A powerful, fictionalized account of a family haunted by the Armenian genocide.
By Eddie Joyce
A sharp portrait of a family’s history and its pain.
By Steve Israel
A satire of post-9/11 national security stirs empathy, but not outrage.
The history of educational policy development in the United States reflects a time-honored tradition of lurching ineffectively from one trend to another, most recently from No Child Left Behind to Race to the Top to Common Core.
Paul Sorrentino’s comprehensive biography of Stephen Crane allows us to rediscover this extraordinary American realist through his artistic courage, flaws, and humanity.