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Running with the Kenyans

A six-month journey in search of the secrets behind the world's fastest runners.


Gilt
Kirkus Reviews : Gilt (May 14, 2012)

A substantive, sobering historical read, with just a few heaving bodices.


A Song in the Night: A Memoir of Resilience

A testament to the strength and goodness within the human spirit.


The Eskimo and The Oil Man: The Battle at the Top of the World for America's Future

A rewarding glimpse behind the Alaska oil headlines.


The Columbus Affair: A Novel (with bonus short story The Admiral's Mark)

Think of Nicolas Cage tearing up the scenery as Tom Sagan to the background beat of popping corn, and you’re halfway there.


The Blood of Heroes: The 13-Day Struggle for the Alamo--and the Sacrifice That Forged a Nation

An authoritative, moving retelling of an enduring episode of sacrifice and courage.


Stolen Prey

Despite the high mortality rate, the procedural work is more grueling than fascinating, and the criminals are mostly as nondescript as their monikers. But the climactic gunfight is deeply satisfying, and the very last line of dialogue is perfect.


The Blue Cascade: A Memoir of Life after War

Unflinchingly honest account of an ex-Marine's struggle to re-acclimate to civilian life after returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom.


Frank: The Voice

Kaplan's account of Frank Sinatra's well-documented first four decades is an attempt to bring the singer to life on the page.


About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang

In this ambitious and wonderfully expansive study, he weaves together the parallel histories of personal, lived time with cosmic time – the cosmologies that we have been fashioning to explain the universe since the dawn of human civilisation.


Amsterdam Stories

Most of the nine stories here date from before or during the first world war. It's all rather like La Bohème, but more realistic, with penniless artists and a lot of smoking and talking and drinking of Dutch gin late into the night.


Kingdom of Childhood

Don't underestimate the power of this book to get under your skin. Its genuinely disturbing plot lurks behind the homely story of Judy, a forty-something kindergarten teacher in a Steiner school in small-town America.


Lucy in the Sky

Both engrossing and titillating; readers curious about drugs and readers who wouldn't dream of touching them will find satisfaction here.


The Chemistry of Tears

For what it’s worth, the thematic key would seem to be a Latin epigram, which translates, “You cannot see what you can see.” It’s a novel that will amuse or challenge some and frustrate others.


Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian

Thoughtful, outspoken words from a sage who has lived his share of history.


Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and the Corruption of Britain

Required reading for news junkies and those interested in understanding Murdoch’s seemingly ironclad grip on the news.


Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple's Success

In Insanely Simple, Ken Segall, an ad agency executive who worked with Jobs from the mid-1980s, tries to explain Apple’s success through one simple attribute: simplicity itself.


Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity

A depiction of despair and dreams in an Indian megacity that is as vivid as great fiction