Thursday, November 26, 2015
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Lights Out by Ted Koppel


Lights Out by Ted Koppel The renowned broadcast journalist reports that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be unimaginably devastating and that the United States is shockingly unprepared. Read More »

Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell


Lafayette in the Somewhat United States by Sarah Vowell Another Vowell-ian romp through history, politics, and pop culture, this time revisiting the story of Lafayette, the French contributions to victory in the American Revolution, and his farewell tour through the United States in 1824. Readers of Vowell’s previous books will recognize yet another pleasantly snarky work that belongs on any ... Read More »

The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff


The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff In 1692, the Massachusetts Bay Colony executed 14 women, 5 men, and 2 dogs for witchcraft. The ensuing terror cut a wide swath through the colony, affecting residents of all ages and educational backgrounds. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Schiff (Cleopatra, 2010) chronicles the surrounding events, painting a vivid portrait of a homogenous, close-knit network ... Read More »

Once in a Great City: a Detroit Story by David Maraniss


Once in a Great City by David Maraniss Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor at The Washington Post, David Maraniss writes about Detroit in 1963 — a crucial year, this book asserts, in the city’s history, marking the end of its boom times. Great reviews from Paul Clemens and Kevin Boyle to name a few are compiled on Maraniss’ website. Read More »

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson For reasons even he didn’t understand, Bill Bryson decided in 1996 to walk the 2,100-mile Appalachian trail. Winding from Georgia to Maine, this uninterrupted ‘hiker’s highway’ sweeps through the heart of some of America’s most beautiful and treacherous terrain. Accompanied by his infamous crony, Stephen Katz, ... Read More »