• The ultimate thriller: a murder mystery in space

    “The Ark” is a murder mystery that unfolds in an environment in which a murder hasn’t been committed for decades, perhaps a couple centuries. “The Ark” is a science fiction tale that takes place at some unspecified point in .

  • Author Nathaniel Philbrick brings history alive Marcia.allen1

    Though it was published some 15 years ago, Nathaniel Philbrick’s “In the Heart of the Sea” has remained a terrific account of 19th century whaling adventures, complete with day-to-day details of the hardship, cannibalism and mayhem c used by a .

  • Putin up a fight: US, Russian spies subject of novel

    Robert Hanssen and Aldrich Ames are infamous in U.S. espionage community. The first was an FBI agent and the second was a CIA counterespionage agent. Both betrayed their colleagues and the United States by selling secrets to the Soviet .

  • Debut authors to freshen up your reading list Rhonna.hargett

    We’ve put away the coats and sweaters and pulled out the sandals and shorts. It’s time to tuck winter away and breathe in the fresh air of spring. Along with the new leaves, flowers, and grass, this is .

  • Journalist comes to terms with son’s autism

    Imagine a high-powered, award-winning, sports-loving political journalist whose job takes him away from home for long hours covering presidents.  That was Ron Fournier, author of this intensely personal, self-disclosing memoir of his coming to terms with the Asperger’s .

  • Exploring origins of rock ‘n’ roll through the life of a music icon

    Clive Davis once said that music is the soundtrack of your life. Had not an 18-year-old boy walked into a small, non-descript recording studio in Memphis in the summer of 1952 and asked to cut a “personal” record for his mother, .

  • Author presents theory of Earhart’s ‘death’

    On May 20, 1937, the prominent aviatrix from Atchison, Amelia Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, left Oakland, California, on a round-the-world trip. They never made it. On July 2, they disappeared somewhere between Lae, New Guinea, and Howland Island, 2,556 miles to the .

  • Novel focuses on victims of Nazi medical research

    Don’t let the number of pages discourage you from reading this riveting historical fiction account about a group of prisoners in Ravenbruck, a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, a German female doctor at the camp and an .

  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with cookie cook books Pecoraro

    May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day. Ruth Graves Wakefield’s creation of the original chocolate chip cookie was a happy accident. Ruth intended to bake chocolate cookies for her guests, but she ran out of baker’s chocolate. When she .

  • Key years in Washington’s life

    During this contentious time in the 2016 U.S. presidential nomination process, it is interesting to look back to our first presidential election. Only white males of property could vote and they were casting their ballots for other white males of .

  • Turkle details negative side of technology

    Sherry Turkle is the author of several books on people’s relations with electronic media, including “The Second Self” and “Alone Together.” Trained in sociology and clinical psychology, Turkle is the Abby Rockefeller Mauze professor of the social studies of .

  • Little known scientist subject of new biography

    Alexander von Humboldt is perhaps the most influential person in modern times of whom most people are totally unaware. As the author of this book notes, “More places are named after Humboldt than anyone else.” We in Manhattan have our .


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