This large format book is no coffee table artifact. A lively text by the Los Angeles Public Library’s map archivist, Glen Creason, along with an introduction by fellow native D. J.
“Insurance is the great protector of the American middle class, but only when it works.” Jay Feinman’s premise is that the property and casualty insurance industry is a profit seeking one that make
In Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women, Rebecca Traister follows key women involved in the 2008 Presidential election, to tell the story “about the country
“Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope.
Bill Kirk’s non-fiction children’s book deals with how the heart works by educating youngsters about the human body.
Nat Geo Amazing! is an awe-inspiring collection of human culture, animal oddities, and true tales of wonder.
In 1997, one bad decision environmental science writer and adventurer Jon Turk made during his 25 years of backcountry skiing triggered an avalanche that nearly did to him what kayaking and sailing
Rick Hodes grew up on Long Island. There was nothing in his background to suggest that he would become a doctor who devoted his life to some of the sickest and poorest souls on our planet.
“Get your score card! Can’t tell the players without a score card!” The sounds of summer. In an election year, the sounds of the world politic.
This is a book that aims to set the West’s exploration of the solar system in its historical context.
Cube 17, January 2009
Americans viewing those old and trite film shots of people lounging around languidly in opium dens, powerless to escape from their drugged reveries, used to feel scorn for those addicts.
Providence has its signature upon everything of value, tangible and intangible.
One of the most accurate and inaccurate criticisms leveled at the romance genre is that they are all the same.
In these recessionary times, buying a book like Secret Historian only makes good sense for the frugal reader, in that it consists of a dizzying array of biographies, all bound within a sin
Thank goodness not everyone can make a living off of their childhood ambitions. Otherwise, who would serve as insurance actuaries?
"As difficult as our choices are today, they will be more difficult tomorrow."
I want to be careful here.
The rich may be different from you and me, but that doesn’t mean they are any more interesting.
In Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen, Anna Whitelock sets out to offer a picture of English first Queen Regnant as something other than the “weak-willed failure as so often rendered by tradition
Diana Gabaldon writes in the beginning of her first graphic novel, The Exile, that her mother taught her to read by the age of three by reading her comic books.
For the better part of this year, newspapers, magazines, the blogosphere, radio, TV, and bookstores have been filled with analyses of how President Obama squandered his initial popularity by pushin