Archive for January, 2013

Alan Blinder

January 31 . 2013

Alan Blinder, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, shows us how the U.S. financial system experienced a perfect storm beginning in 2007 in After the Music Stops.

Mike Rose

January 30 . 2013

Mike Rose‘s, Back to School is the first book to look at schools that serve a growing population of “second-chancers,” exploring what higher education—in the fullest sense of the term—can offer our rapidly changing society and why it is so critical to support the institutions that make it possible for millions of Americans to better their lot in life.

Susan Jacoby

January 29 . 2013

In this provocative biography, Susan Jacoby, the author of  The Great Agnostic restores Robert Ingersoll to his rightful place in an American intellectual tradition extending from Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine to the current generation of  “new atheists”.

Flynt Leverett, Hillary Mann Leverett

January 28 . 2013

Middle East experts, Flynt and Hillary Leverett draw on years of research and access to high-level officials in Going to Tehran to explain how Iran sees the world and why its approach to foreign policy is hardly the irrational behavior of a rogue nation.

Phoebe Baker Hyde

January 25 . 2013

The Beauty Experiment chronicles Phoebe Baker Hyde’s quest for self-acceptance in nothing but her own skin, holding up a mirror to all women and showing how perfectionism can keep us from achieving what we really want: happiness, confidence, and serenity.

Jason Howard

January 23 . 2013

A Few Honest Words by Jason Howard explores how Kentucky’s landscape, culture, and traditions have influenced notable contemporary musicians. The detailed profiles reveal the importance of the state and the Appalachian region to the creation and performance of music in America.

Michelle Morris

January 17 . 2013

Seventeenth-century New Englanders were not as busy policing their neighbors’ behavior as Nathaniel Hawthorne  would have us believe. Under Household Government reveals the extent to which family members took on the role of watchdog in matters of sexual indiscretion.

Simon Tolkien

January 16 . 2013

Simon Tolkien’s new book, Orders from Berlin, takes place in a London suffering from the Blitz, with Hitler’s forces massing on the French coast and preparations being made in London for what seems to be the inevitable German invasion.

Taylor Branch

January 15 . 2013

Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch brings to life eighteen pivotal dramas in The King Years, beginning with the impromptu speech that turned an untested, twenty-six-year-old Martin Luther King forever into a public figure on the first night of the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Richard Jaffe

January 14 . 2013

Quest For Justice is the story of Richard Jaffe, the most successful attorney ever at exonerating innocent people accused of murder and wrongfully sentenced death row inmates.