Books

  • Books that can help with back to school blues

    For families with school age kids, this is the weekend when everything catches up to us. It’s time to clean up the room, set out the school supplies, get new shoes and a new haircut. Time to try to .

  • Why adult readers should read children’s books

    I have recently come across a few opinion pieces about how adults shouldn’t read children’s literature. They say it is too easy, that we should leave it for the kids; one columnist even went so far as to .

  • Political journalist writes on women in the workforce

    Given the huge increase of women in many formerly male-dominated domains of public life in recent decades, have you ever wondered how this change affects those domains? Have you ever wondered how many women are necessary to start to change “.

  • Jakab presents innovative, if confused, look at Wall St.

    In his book “Heads I Win, Tails I Win,” likeable Wall Street Journal columnist Spencer Jakab seems obviously confused about the shape of his own subject. In most chapters he takes space to tell what is coming in the book. .

  • Silva’s latest novel centers on combatting ISIS

    Daniel Silva, who years ago created a Mossad agent names Gabriel Allon and made him the protagonist of a remarkable series of stories, hasn’t written a bad novel yet. But he may not have written one better than his .

  • Digging into history of pivotal WWII battle

    The Battle of the Bulge, as the Battle of Ardennes is popularly called, was fought in December 1944 and January 1945. It was Hitler’s desperate last chance to change the course of the war to his favor. The Western Allies were .

  • Dread Pirate Roberts tells all in ‘As You Wish’

    This is a fun read for anyone among the legions of admirers of the classic 1987 film “The Princess Bride.” Those who are not among its aficionados won’t be reading the book anyway. This film has become one of the .

  • Wilson’s romp through 16th-century England

    D.K., or Derek, Wilson is a British author both of nonfiction and fiction, usually involving history. He’s regarded as something of an expert on the Tudor era, which comes in handy with regard to “The Traitor’s Mark” .

  • 10 baseball movies for your viewing pleasure Pecoraro

    It’s the end of July, the all-start game is a thing of the past, and more hot summer lies ahead. In a 162 game season, there’s a lot of baseball left to play. And that’s only the regular .

  • First book in fantasy series is turbulent adventure tale

    “Dawn of Wonder” is the first and currently the only book in the “Wakening” series. It is a long sweeping fantasy that covers a lot of ground with multiple stories within the story that range from schoolyard drama to booby .

  • Bolick reflects on her life as an unmarried woman

    Kate Bolick’s “Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own,” while not without flaws in presentation and focus, was generally a pleasure to read. Her tone is engaging and her material reflective in a productive manner, although it is .

  • Egan presents story of unlikely Civil War hero

    This is a biography of Thomas Francis Meagher (pronounced “Mar”), an Irishman who was born in 1823, became involved in the Irish rebellion of 1848, was banished to Tasmania, escaped to New York, led an Irish regiment of Union soldiers in the .





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