Of Marilyn Monroe, Karen Blixen, who achieved fame under the pen name of Isak Dinesen, wrote, “I think Marilyn is bound to make an almost overwhelming impression on the people who meet her for the
When a notorious Italian assassin and his wife are found stuffed in a barrel and floating down the Thames River, Scotland Yard puts out a call to Inquiry Agent Cyrus Barker to assist them in foilin
Freedom’s Just Another Word is a gripping examination of the delicate terrain inside a child’s mind and emotions while suffering horrendous child abuse as well as the lasting effects on th
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National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals is a wonderful animal reference that will delight children and will entertain them for years to come.
Have you ever thought of the perfect witty comeback to an insult several minutes after the moment has passed?
This is a cool book.
Historians Holzer and Symonds have given both Civil War historians and Civil War enthusiasts a groundbreaking presentation in The Complete Civil War: 1861–1865. These editors present the w
When Meryl Streep portrayed Julia Child in the film Julie and Julia last year, Americans rediscovered French cooking.
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Which cooks will appreciate Bonnie Stern’s Friday Night Dinners?
Pity the young.
All across America, business owners sleep the sleep of the troubled, nay, the guilty. They awake screaming, afflicted with a common nightmare.
Surely at no other point in his illustrious career as the reigning Broadway lyricist/songwriter/composer of his time has Stephen Sondheim presented such a disappointing first act curtain.
After a smash hit success with Seabiscuit, her book about a horse, Laura Hillenbrand has taken on another runner as the focal point of her new book.
Sean Wilentz’s Bob Dylan in America is a top-notch, first-class synopsis of Bob Dylan’s career, contributions to popular music, status as a cultural icon, and, to a lesser extent, place in
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If there were a “Watchman” to protect us from danger, he would be shaking his rattle vigorously right now.
Near-death experiences (NDE) are fascinating.
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Disappointment comes in many wrappings.
How does an author begin to critically analyze and explain a phenomenon in popular culture?
Face it, denizens of the business world, our teamwork is and always has been an unmitigated disaster.