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Cross-Examining History by Talmage Boston Featured in 5 Most Popular Posts by Washington Independent Review of Books

“Having the hefty design and subject matter of a college textbook, but the structure of a month’s worth of ‘Charlie Rose’ transcripts, Cross-Examining History features interviews about the presidency with notable authors, scholars, and political figures including David McCullough, Douglas Brinkley, and James Baker, respectively.” READ MORE  … Continue Reading

Washington Independent Review of Book: A Jurist’s Probing Questions About America’s Commanders-in-Chief

When future historians look back at this 2016 election season, what will stand out is the vociferously binary nature of the political discourse about — and between—the presidential candidates. One can hope that come, say, 2060, those historians will see what lessons we contemporary Americans came to learn. Unfortunately, of course, we are in doubt … Continue Reading

What Can Past Presidential History Teach Us About Today? (ABA Journal’s Podcast)

In honor of the 2016 election, Talmage Boston joined the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles for this episode of “The Modern Law Library.: He talked about this labor of love; the importance of considering historical context when judging a president’s actions; and what past history may tell us about the future of the Trump administration. About the … Continue Reading

Cross-Examination: From Courtroom to Stage to History Book

Like many Baby Boomers, watching Perry Mason on TV in the early 1960s became a favorite part of life’s rhythm.  As Raymond Burr entertained us every week during those formative years, another inspirational presence entered the scene when Gregory Peck starred as Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, which came out in 1962.  After … Continue Reading

Baseball Wisdom for Lawyers

Like all lines of work, a lawyer’s career will have some peaks and plenty of valleys.  Maybe a big client goes broke.  Maybe one’s law firm splits.  Maybe a big jury verdict goes the wrong way. Maybe a whole segment of the economy tanks.  Maybe new legislation restricts one’s capacity to maintain success.  Maybe a … Continue Reading

Talmage Boston’s Newest Book, Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents (Coming September 2016)

For over 38 years, Talmage Boston’s vocation has been getting to the heart of his cases by asking the right questions—and not stopping until he gets them answered. Three years ago, he had an epiphany: What if he used his examination skills to go deeper into his lifelong avocation—the study of presidential history? Talmage has … Continue Reading

What Baseball Can Do for Lawyers

Before serving as Attorney General of the United States under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Dick Thornburgh began life in Pittsburgh. There, early in his childhood, he developed an abiding passion for baseball (in general) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (in particular).  There was a problem though. From the 1930’s through the 1950’s, the … Continue Reading