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"Hail, Hail, Rock and Roll"

Ronald Tiersky January 2017 Book review: Sean Kay, "Rockin' the free world! How the rock & roll revolution changed American and the world" (Rowman & Littlefield Pubs., Lanham, Md., 2017, 277 pp.) Sean Kay is Robson Professor of Politics...Show More Summary

Brains, Sports, and Success: An Interview with Rick Peterson

Certain athletes perform remarkably well under pressure while others do not. For instance, the contrast between Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf could not be more stark. But what separates the wheat from the chaff? And what lessons can the...Show More Summary

Return of an Epic Fantasy King: An Interview with Tad Williams, Author of "The Heart of What Was Lost"

When internationally bestselling fantasy author Tad Williams decided to write a second series set in Osten Ard--the world of his beloved Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn epic fantasy trilogy--it began on a dare. His wife, the editor Deborah Beale, suggested that the world of Osten Ard was rich with potential for a new series. Show More Summary

Making America Smart Again

There are many reasons for Donald Trump’s electoral victory—some trivial, some not—but one of the most important is America’s Trumpist political culture. For several decades, American political culture has glorified ignorance, incoherence, and vulgarity—the very qualities that Trump embodies. Show More Summary

Does Goodreads Care More About Clicks Than Truth?

Over a year ago, I contacted Goodreads to let the managers of the site know that the top quotation they list by George Eliot is bogus: It is never too late to be what you might have been. Yes, you've seen it attributed to Eliot everywhere: Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, t-shirts, kitchen magnets, mugs, bookmarks, tote bags, tattoos. Show More Summary

Kahlil Gibran: Beyond Borders

In an age of rising populism, fear and xenophobia, what better time to read a rich enlightening book on love, multiculturalism, inspiration and beauty chronicling the life and work of a man who transcends borders and generations. I believe you can say to the founders of this great nation. Show More Summary

Blockchain Transformations at Davos

image via TripAdvisor Davos, Switzerland - This year at Davos there are a dozen sessions on and off the formal agenda talking about blockchain - the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. I'm personally involved in half a dozen of these, including a session where I'm speaking to the heads of central banks and Ministers of Finance. Show More Summary

The New "O" Book Club: 12 Fiction Picks from President Obama

By Julianna Haubner | Off the Shelf President Obama has made it clear over the past 8 years that books are a big part of his life--whether he's shopping on Small Business Saturday or releasing his vacation reading list. (Plus, he did an impressive interview with author Marilynne Robinson, which you can listen to here. Show More Summary

The Sky Horse Is the Limit - A Galloping Publisher

There's sky blue; skyline: skyscraper: skyrocket; skylark; Skylab; Luke Skywalker. And then there's Skyhorse. Or, as I call it, the little colt that could. Skyhorse: a young, hot-to-trot company ( that's just...Show More Summary

I Don't Want This Gift, Veronica. Where Do I Return It?

For months now, readers have talked about the problematic racial elements present in Divergent author Veronica Roth's latest novel, Carve The Mark.  Young Adult author Justina Ireland wrote about the damaging content in Carve The Mark and the now-postponed release The Continent. Show More Summary

Lescroart's FATAL Is Good and Messy

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper FATAL by John Lescroart John Lescroart is primarily known as the author of the series of novels featuring Ditmas Hardy, a San Francisco attorney. Those books have proven to be highly popular and successful. Show More Summary

Yertle, The Commander-In-Chief

Dr. Seuss taught me to read. My older brother brought Seuss books home to me from the local public library because I was too young to have a library card of my own. The Cat in the Hat, Bartholomew and the Oobleck, Horton Hears a Who!...Show More Summary

A Grown-Up Learning Experience for a Nine-Year-Old: A Week in Jail

What's a parent to do when their nine-year-old daughter has been influenced by a family friend, named Mike, who often dropped in for a family dinners? Mike was what they called him but his real name was Dr. Martin Luther King. Cynthia...Show More Summary

Do you Resolve to Write a Business Book?

It might surprise you to learn that when I tell people I published a business book, the first question I'm most frequently asked is not "What is the book about?" or "Why did you write it?" Instead, it's "Did you self-publish?" When I...Show More Summary

9 Suspenseful Novels You Won't Soon Forget

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Book Review: The Disney Story: Chronicling The Man, The Mouse & The Park

THE DISNEY STORY Chronicling The Man, The Mouse & The Parks By Adam H. Goldberg 211 pp. Quaker Scribe Publishing. $15.95. There are many books written about Walt and Roy Disney, as well as The Walt Disney Company. Some of them give top-line information and some of them are extremely detailed. Show More Summary

Giving Birth to a New Book

The very first time I hold a new book that I've written, I gently give it a loving hug...just as if it were a newborn baby. And maybe, in a way, it is. For giving a new book to the world is the closest thing to delivering life that I...Show More Summary

The Supreme Court's Hidden Hostility to the Constitutional Rights of American Citizens

Review of Closing the Courthouse Door: How Your Constitutional Rights Became Unenforceable. By Erwin Chemerinsky. Yale University Press. 262 pp. $32.50 On October 6, 1976, Los Angeles police officers stopped Adolpho Lyons, a twenty-four year-old African American, for driving with a defective taillight. Show More Summary

CROSS THE LINE Updates the Story of Alex Cross, James Patterson's Best Character

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper CROSS THE LINE by James Patterson James Patterson is a prolific writer who seems to author at least one book a month. Most of those are with a co-author but each book still retains the "Patterson flavor". Show More Summary

Book Review: Private Faces by Marianne Gage

I was privileged to read the pre-publication version of Marianne Gage's third novel, Private Faces, which will be released by Endeavour Press UK in early 2017. Private Faces on its surface is about an artist Natalie Newbury and the women whose portraits she paints. Show More Summary

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