When she turned seventy-nine she wrote to tell me that although she was now legally blind she had decided to study medicine: “I am thinking of going to nursing school . . .
If a record label could have program notes to describe its history and catalogue then this book would be it (and it has pictures for the kids!).
James Gleick, James McPhee, Tracy Kidder, and Henry Petroski belong to the Pantheon of Great American Writers, the subbranch dedicated to Science, Engineering, and Invention.
When traveling through Pennsylvania Wine Country, one encounters a number of unexceptional wines.
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Being an FBI agent is a dangerous job at times; being an FBI agent working the Mafia in New York City is a life-threatening experience 24/7.
Various Eastern masters began introducing their yogic teachings in the West in the 1800s. From those dozen or so lineages, myriad Western methodologies have multiplied.
The exact age of our universe is one of the biggest mysteries—if not THE biggest—that we can imagine.
When you consider that the entire historical record for Jeanne Baret comprises little more than a birth certificate, a marriage certificate, a death certificate, and a handful of mentions in other
Richard Schickel’s Conversations with Scorsese is accurately named. It is a 448-page notebook filled with transcribed conversations.
Sell Yourself First is two books in one, both good.
This first of four volumes explores the replacement of chronological historiography with a more fluid, less rigid approach that investigates what is remembered from the Irish past.
Full disclosure: This book intentionally debunks the value of an MBA degree. While I do not have such a degree, both my sons have MBAs from Stanford University (paid for by themselves).
Among the many things to love about New York City is the fact that this teeming metropolis holds the intellectual property rights to characters like Eliyahu Teichberg, the restless young son of imm
Like, OMG, Tiffy. Did you, like, totally see what happened last night on “The Big Payback”?
Autobiographies by non-writers have a special flavor. Sometimes they taste like entrées prepared by non-cooks—just a little off target.
It’s quite possible that author Jon Rognerud mistitled the second edition to his online marketing book when he named it Ultimate Guide to Search Engine Optimization.
Surely if there is one American whose life needs no further exploration, about whom everything is known, that citizen is Miss Gypsy Rose Lee. After all, was Gypsy not her own best creation?
There’s an old saw in the world of business management, which goes something like this: “Faster, Cheaper, Better . . . you can have any two, but not all three.”
Like the EatingWell magazine covers, The Simple Art of EatingWell proclaims its allegiances up front, with a cover shot of twine-bound asparagus spears.
What if there were a time-tested, safe, and effective treatment for a host of congenital and acute conditions, that would speed the healing process for wounds—something so obvious that, upon being
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A century of endeavor by Irish missionary priests, brothers, and sisters ebbs away.