Talmage Boston


Talmage Boston is a frequent reviewer for the Independent and the author of four books: 1939: Baseball’s Tipping Point (Bright Sky Press, 2005, foreword by John Grisham); Baseball and the Baby Boomer: A History, Commentary, and Memoir (Bright Sky Press, 2009, foreword by Frank Deford); Raising the Bar: The Crucial Role of the Lawyer in Society (TexasBarBooks, 2012, foreword by former U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh); and Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents (Bright Sky Press, 2016, foreword by Ken Burns). He’s also a leading onstage interviewer of bestselling authors and public figures at events in North Texas and, in March 2019, began recording his interviews and turning them into podcasts for the Independent. Outside the world of books, Talmage is a commercial litigator in Dallas, where he’s a partner with the firm of Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP, and has been named a “Texas Super Lawyer” in Texas Monthly magazine every year since 2003, and among the Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013.


49 entries by Talmage Boston

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Ken Starr’s new book offers a cogent, vigorous defense of religious liberty.

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In his fascinating new book, Ronald C. White amplifies Abe’s Euclidean approach to thinking.

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The former first lady's devotion and political prowess are ably captured in Julia Sweig’s new biography.

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In his new book, Walter Isaacson expertly chronicles the science — and scientists — behind CRISPR.

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A new book makes the case for the unique greatness of Eisenhower’s leadership.

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H.W. Brands’ The Zealot and the Emancipator deftly recounts two martyrs' disparate approaches to ending slavery.

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The Man Who Ran Washington recounts James Baker’s masterful orchestration of his role as consummate dealmaker in the nation’s capital.

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In The Presidents vs. the Press, Harold Holzer ably delineates the long-drawn battle lines between the media and the Oval Office.

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An occasional series in which writers speak for themselves.

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Songs of America

By Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw

This inspiring tome deserves to be the go-to history textbook in schools everywhere.

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Nicholas A. Basbanes’ Cross of Snow ably captures the genius of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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Scott Turow’s The Last Trial deserves a place atop the legal-thriller genre.

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A look at Barry Gewen’s superlative The Inevitability of Tragedy.

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John Grisham’s epically entertaining Camino Winds is a perfect antidote to the pandemic.

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Lincoln on the Verge masterfully recounts the commander-in-chief’s impactful, circuitous pre-inauguration trip to DC.

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First

By Evan Thomas

This marvelous chronicle of the former Supreme Court justice is worthy of its glowing cover blurb.

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The genius of Ryan Holiday’s simple, sublime keys to a better life.

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The author discusses First: Sandra Day O’Connor

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John Grisham’s latest bestseller expertly spotlights deficiencies in our legal system.

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The lyrical pleasure of Country Music: An Illustrated History

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How three Harvard professors captured Henry Kissinger’s negotiating genius

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In compelling fashion, the former MLB commissioner recalls the pivotal moments of his tenure.

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This inspiring tome deserves to be the go-to history textbook in schools everywhere.

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