Archive - July 26, 2019

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Jack Hogan (Venezuela and staff) dies
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Review — THE BURIED by Peter Hessler (China)

Jack Hogan (Venezuela and staff) dies

  John Hogan     Published in The Washington Post on July 26, 2019   On July 22, 2019 John P. Hogan (age 81) passed away peacefully. Proud of his Irish Brooklyn, NY upbringing, Jack was a citizen of the world. Working overseas in many different countries, he was always happy to return to his Brookland home in Washington, DC. Jack had a passion for social justice and service, striving to make the world a better place and inspiring others to do the same. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Jo, and daughters, Pilar Closkey (Sean), Maura Donohue (Brendan), and Clare Reidy (Patrick) and nine grandchildren who will miss him dearly. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, August 6 at 10 a.m. at the Franciscan Monastery at 1400 Quincy St NE. Family will receive friends before mass at 9 a.m. at the church. In lieu of . . .

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Review — THE BURIED by Peter Hessler (China)

    The Buried: An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution By Peter Hessler (China 1996–98) Penguin Press 480 pages May 2019 $28,00 (hardback); $14.99 (Kindle) Reviewed by Andy Martin (Ethiopia 1965–68) • I’ve been racking my brain as to how to best review this wonderful book. Perhaps I just did by calling it wonderful. Peter Hessler is a well-established writer and has had a number of fascinating and important books and articles published. He was also a staff writer for The New Yorker. In fact, The Buried, grew out of an assignment he had, to cover the Egyptian Revolution during the “Arab Spring” in the early 2010’s. The Buried was published in May of 2019. I’m writing thus review in late July 2019, only a few months later. However, the book has already had a number of major reviews, including one on this Peace Corps writer’s website. It was also . . .

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