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  • Books | January 06, 2013

    Geronimo’s life proves to be fascinating decades later


    I always look forward to new titles by writer Robert Utley. While Utley, a former historian for the National Park Service, has created some excellent guidebooks for various parks, he has also written extensively about the American West. His books are always scrupulously researched and

  • Books | January 06, 2013

    Investigative couple goes to Yemen to bring down terrorist

    Book the panther

    The Panther isn’t a panther. He’s a terrorist. But he’s not just another terrorist, if there is such a thing. He was one of the men behind the bombing of the USS Cole docket in Aden in 2010. He’s intelligent, crafty and

  • Books | December 30, 2012

    America’s other, underestimated half: the introverts


    We live in an age in which many different minority groups have struggled for and achieved some measure of recognition and power. Yet, an important, large minority group, amounting to one-third to one-half of our population is largely unrecognized, denigrated and generally kept down. Quite

  • Books | December 30, 2012

    Many free ebooks are available for wireless reading devices


    So the man in the red suit was good to you leaving you with a wonderful new gadget that will bring all the great literature of the world to your fingertips. Unfortunately, he didn’t leave a big pile of money for you to begin

  • Books | December 30, 2012

    The story of Edward Curtis, photographer of American Indian tribes


    While it is likely few people in today’s society have recognition of Edward Curtis it is also likely most have seen examples of his 30-year commitment to photographically document the traditional lives of all of the North American Indian tribes. Describing his becoming, by

  • Books | December 22, 2012

    Woman uses canvas, lies to climb to the top of the Boston art world

    The art forger.phatch

    Claire Roth, the protagonist in “The Art Forger,” is a talented painter. She’s also something of an outcast in Boston’s art society, the combined result of a love affair gone bad, a work heralded as a masterpiece that she allowed her lover to

  • Books | December 22, 2012

    Humane Society president describes animal-human bond

    C-the bond.phatch

    It is true that some people will turn away from starting to read a book once they hear many negative comments from others about its content and the author. Comments posted online by professional reviewers can be equally discouraging, especially when the ‘majority’ rules. This

  • Books | December 22, 2012

    Young adult reads that older adults will enjoy, too


    Young adult books, as many people are recognizing these days, are not just for teens. In fact, adults make up the majority of young adult book purchasers. With that in mind, here are a few of my young adult picks from the past year that

  • Books | December 22, 2012

    ‘Killing Kennedy’ plays to non-conspiracy readers

    Killing kennedy.phatch

    It has been forty-nine years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. People may be divided into four groups, first, those who, perhaps passionately, believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing him; second, those who perhaps passionately, believe that some conspiracy group backed

  • Books | December 16, 2012

    Judge’s murder leads to imprisoned lawyer’s freedom


    Malcolm Bannister, the protagonist in “The Racketeer,” is a multifaceted character. The reader will have to decide how likeable he is. He is a disbarred lawyer, 43 years old, and is in the middle of a 10-year sentence in a minimum-security prison. He’s there because

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