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  • 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 .

  • Books about sports for children and parents alike Librarian.amber.keck

    With only a few weeks left of school, the Youth Services Department at Manhattan Public Library is gearing up for the summer reading program and all the summer events planned for children of all ages.  Parents: you might be .

  • More WWI spy shenanigans

    “One Man’s Flag” is just as its cover describes it, “A novel of espionage during the First World War.” It’s also a love story between individuals who can’t seem to be on the same side, and it’.

  • Unlikely friends face trials of high school

    You know that high school classmate you wouldn’t be caught dead associating with? Given the right cocktail of bad choices, dangerous circumstances and shared terror, they just might become the person you’re clinging to for dear life. “Rebel, .

  • Alter takes readers on Himalayan spy adventure

    Mussoorie, an anonymous town along the Indian border with Tibet, has a curious population breakdown. It draws a modest number of tourists, has a military detachment and is home to a number of Brits, some of whom have been there .


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