In 1988, Gideon Crew was an average 12-year-old living in Washington, D.C. One day he is being driven home by his mother after a tennis lesson when motorcycle cops pull alongside their car and instruct them, “Follow us now.” When .
AMERICAN SNIPER: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE MOST LETHAL SNIPER IN U.S. MILITARY HISTORY. Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. New York: William Morrow, HarperCollins Publisher. 2012. 381 pp. $26.99 hard cover. “Fallujah was bad. Ramadi was worse. Sadr City was .
There’s no Breaking this Spring at Manhattan Public Library! While there are no regular storytimes this week, several events have been planned for all ages to help keep the family occupied while school is out. Events begin this afternoon .
INTEL WARS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE FIGHT AGAINST TERROR. Matthew M. Aid. New York: Bloomsbury Press. 2012. 252 pp. $28.00 hard cover. “Parallel to the American military’s efforts, the U.S. intelligence community has been engaged in a twilight struggle across .
“Egypt” is a tale set late in Thebes in the 18th dynasty, shortly after Tutankhamun, the “Boy Pharaoh,” died in 1323 B.C. His widow, Ankhesenamun, had to marry to keep the throne, and settled on an aging member of the .
RELUCTANT HERO Michael Benfante and Dave Hollander Skyhorse Publishing, 2011 223 pages, $24.95 “Reluctant Hero” is the story of Michael Benfante, a survivor of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. His story is a chilling account of not only what he saw .
If people are removed from each other by only a few degrees of separation, then what does it mean when a person is associated with criminals? Gangsters? Pornographers? In the context of a social life, how should a person’s .
NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF THE BROWN BOY AND THE WHITE MAN, Ronaldo V. Wilson $14 Ronaldo Wilson’s collection of poems “Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man,” published by the University of Pittsburg Press .
George Armstrong Custer is one of the most iconic figures in the history of the American West. Colorful and controversial, he was brevetted a general at age 23, a Civil War hero, and dead on the plains of Montana at age 36. .
SGT OF THE GUARD AT NUREMBERG, by Jim Sharp, Copyright 2012, Ag Press, publisher. This first person account of Mr. Sharp’s experiences as a Sgt. of the Guard at the Nuremberg trials of the Nazi war criminals is an excellent .
“If the environmental footprint of the average suburban home is a size 15 hiking boot, the environmental footprint of a New York apartment is a stiletto-heel size 6 Jimmy Choo.” — Edward Glaeser Suggest a “green” home, and many people may imagine an .
It’s a popular belief that there are no new stories, only different ways of telling them. And sometimes that isn’t such a bad thing. The old myths and fairy tales became popular for a reason. They are stories .
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