Talmage Boston


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.


60 entries by Talmage Boston

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Authors on Audio: Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

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Authors on Audio: Corban Addison

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Authors on Audio: Jonathan Martin

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Authors on Audio: Kostya Kennedy

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Authors on Audio: Mark K. Updegrove

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Authors on Audio: John Avlon

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed

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Authors on Audio: Joe Lieberman

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Authors on Audio: David McCloskey

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Podcast: A Conversation with David M. Rubenstein

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Authors on Audio: Bret Baier

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Authors on Audio: Jeff Shesol

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Authors on Audio: Jason L. Riley

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Authors on Audio: Julia Sweig

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Authors on Audio: Ronald C. White

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A Fighter for Faith

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

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Authors on Audio: Walter Isaacson

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The Logical Lincoln

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

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Authors on Audio: John Grisham at SMU

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The Strength of Lady Bird

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

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Authors on Audio: David O. Stewart

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Authors on Audio: David Michaelis

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Cracking the Code

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

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with Susan Eisenhower

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with H.W. Brands

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with Harold Holzer

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The Indomitable Ike

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

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

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Authors on Audio: David M. Rubenstein

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Contrasting Crusaders

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

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The Maestro

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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The Clash of the Titans

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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Authors on Audio: Nicholas A. Basbanes

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Authors on Audio: Scott Turow

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with Barry Gewen

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Book Review

Songs of America

By Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw

Songs of America

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

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Poetic Justice

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

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Presumed Classic

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

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Kissinger’s World

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

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A Delicious Distraction

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

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with Ted Widmer

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A President’s Pivotal Journey

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

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with Jerry Mitchell

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Book Review

First

By Evan Thomas

First

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

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with Brian Kilmeade

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Book of Wisdom

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

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with Stephen Harrigan

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with David M. Rubenstein

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A YouTube Conversation with Evan Thomas

The author discusses First: Sandra Day O’Connor

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with S.C. Gwynne

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Authors on Audio: John Grisham on “The Guardians” and His Process

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And Justice for All?

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

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with Trish Hall

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey

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Hitting the Perfect Note

The lyrical pleasure of Country Music: An Illustrated History

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The Grand Strategist

How three Harvard professors captured Henry Kissinger’s negotiating genius

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with Bud Selig

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Book Review

For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball

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

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Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music that Made a Nation

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

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Authors on Audio: A Conversation with Clay Risen

An occasional series in which writers speak for themselves.