NPR television critic Bianculli traces the evolution of 18 genres and subcategories of TV shows while tracking the revolution that began with 'The Sopranos.'
The author of 'Agent Zigzag' and 'A Spy Among Friends' turns to the history of Britain's unconventional, improvisational paratroopers.
If you've ever looked at violent players in the Middle East and asked: 'Who are these people? Where did they come from? What do they want?,' this is your book.
O’Toole’s 'theatrical performance style' set him apart from the rough-hewn, realistic approaches of some other actors of his generation.
The author makes a solid case for the enormous debt, literal and figurative, that an independent America owes to France, Spain, and Holland.
When McDonald's CEO Ray Kroc finally went to whatever his rewards, his widow Joan took to philanthropy with avidity.
In Margot Livesey's new novel, clarity of vision proves elusive, even with corrective lenses.
Space writer Mark Thompson employs current science, along with today’s rapidly expanding knowledge of our solar system, to enable us to visit places no one has gone before.
A new volume of short fiction from an American master highlights the writer's commitment to honesty and freedom from nostalgia.
A new biography by Philip Eade seeks to use newly available documents to reopen questions about the writer's love life and wartime exploits.
Biographer Cook captures the headlong energy of those years perfectly, and she blends the international with the personal easily and comfortably.
The most breathtaking voice in travel writing today may be that of a writer who feels ambivalent about travel itself.
To grasp the genius of Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen, it helps to know their lives.
This wonderful volume is a chance to see an iconic American comic strip as closely as possible to the way it was originally presented in 1934.
This is a book about how people behave when a kind of moral plague sweeps through their world.
There's something wonderfully old-fashioned and inspiring about this true story of three regular guys who rose to the occasion and bravely saved an entire train from a terrorist bent on destruction.
At constant risk of structural collapse, discovery, and sabotage, cold war-era Berliners on both sides of the wall made extraordinary efforts to rescue friends, family, and strangers from the East by digging tunnels.
This outwardly nondescript story about a journalist facing up to the Chinese government has a powerful moral core.
The narrative verve Grisham fans usually enjoy seems lacking in 'The Whistler.'
'In Wartime' is a fast-paced and very topical book, appealingly ambitious in its scope.
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