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The Early Word: New Books for the Week of November 17, 2008

Gladwell on how we succeed; Leary on Why We Suck. Also: Lincoln, Huckabee, "Magic" Johnson, Jonas Bros, James Patterson, Higgins Clark, P.D. James, Dickey... Read More »

The Early Word: New Books for the Week of November 10, 2008

Stephen King, Lincoln, Toni Morrison, Glenn Beck, Artie Lange, Wally Lamb, Paul Simon, Churchill, Evel Knievel, Sinatra, Card, Deaver, Bolaño, Watchmen, Andrew Jackson... Read More »

Book Review: American Lightning – Terror, Mystery, the Birth of Hollywood, and the Crime of the Century by Howard Blum

Would William Burns, Clarence Darrow, and D.W. Griffith "permanently transform the nature of American thought, politics, celebrity, and culture"? Read More »

Vinyl Tap: Sugar – Copper Blue

Bob Mould's sonic assault merges bracing buzz-saw power punk with manic pop thrill. Read More »

The Early Word: New Books for the Week of November 3, 2008

Send out for some pillars and Cecil B. DeMille: Ackroyd covers the waterfront, Brands on FDR. Also: Foxworthy, Naipaul, Bond, Brando, Baldacci, Robb, Warrick Dunn... Read More »

barnes and noble

Barnes and Noble — or, as it was referred to once by a tipsy customer when I was working at a competing bookstore, Bartles and Jaymes — is the largest book store chain in the United States, with over 700 large, upscale retail stores. This same inebriated fellow, however, would need to sober up and get the wine cooler off ... Read More »

dogs

The dog, “man’s best friend,” didn’t necessarily start out that way. Although it is probable that the dog was the first animal to be domesticated — most likely around 15,000 years ago — it was descended from the wolf, which appeared in Europe about one million years ago and in the Americas some 700,000 years later. The dog has developed ... Read More »

dog

The dog, “man’s best friend,” didn’t necessarily start out that way. Although it is probable that the dog was the first animal to be domesticated — most likely around 15,000 years ago — it was descended from the wolf, which appeared in Europe about one million years ago and in the Americas some 700,000 years later. The dog has developed ... Read More »

The Early Word: New Books for the Week of October 27, 2008

Rock bios: Lennon and Cobain; Presidential politics: Obama, Kennedy, and Lincoln; History: Irish Americans, Pearl Harbor, Loot!; Fiction: DeMille, Steel, Perry, Truman, Dickey, Butcher... Read More »

The Early Word: New Books for the Week of October 20, 2008

Robert B. Parker, Jonathan Kellerman, John Updike, Vince Flynn, Iris Johansen, Anita Shreve, Kelley Armstrong, Chagall, Eminem, John Grogan, Ancient Egypt, Star Wars... Read More »