The period from the early 1880s through the First World War has been called "The Golden Age of the Storytellers." These were the writers who sought not to write great literature, but to entertain...
Author: Skene-Melvin, DavidSummary:
Author: Dyja, ThomasSummary:
Much of what defined America as it grew into a superpower was produced in Chicago. Chicago native Thomas Dyja re-creates the story of the city in its postwar prime and explains its profound impact...
Author: Gosling, SamSummary:
For the last ten years psychologist Sam Gosling has been studying how people project (and protect) their inner selves. By exploring our private worlds (desks, bedrooms, even our clothes and our...
Author: Abrams, DavidSummary:
Fobbit 'fa-bit, noun. Definition: A U.S. soldier stationed at a Forward Operating Base who avoids combat by remaining at the base, esp. during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2003-2011). Pejorative. In...
Author: El Baradei, MohamedSummary:
For the past two decades, Mohamed ElBaradei has played a key role in the most high-stakes conflicts of our time. Unique in maintaining credibility in the Arab world and the West alike, ElBaradei...
Author: Woolley, BenjaminSummary:
Published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first American colony, Savage Kingdom presents a bold, even reckless, political adventure driven by a sense of imperial destiny and dogged...
Author: Hughes, Thomas AlexanderSummary:
William Halsey was the most famous naval officer of World War II. His fearlessness in carrier raids against Japan, his steely resolve at Guadalcanal, and his impulsive blunder at the Battle of...
Author: Smith, PatrickSummary:
For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the Web's popular Ask the Pilot feature, separates...
Author: Lebovitz, DavidSummary:
An American pastry chef living in Paris shares his deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights.
Author: Gwynne, S. C.Summary:
S.C. Gwynne's New York Times bestselling historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West is now available from Encore for...
Author: Buffett, Howard W., Buffett, Howard G.Summary:
In 2006, Howard G. Buffett set out to help the most vulnerable people on Earth--nearly a billion individuals who lack basic food security. He gave himself a deadline: forty years to put more than...