I followed the Kermit Gosnell murder trial in 2013, which was covered by the local Philadelphia media, but ignored largely by the national media.
Bret Baier’s new book, “Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission,” highlights Ike’s passing of the torch as commander in chief to Jack Kennedy as the key to opening the door to a better, more accurate understanding of Ike. Change of command in military units, large and small, is always arresting, and from president to president is unique, as we just saw again on Jan. 20, 2017.
Commander William Monk has been haunted for many years by loss of memory suffered in an accident and that disaster has turned into a nightmare in which he finds himself facing charges of murder and a possible death sentence.
There was never another country quite like the Venetian Republic, and there was never another Venetian quite like Giacomo Casanova (1725-1798). Con artist, poet, spy, philosopher, polymath, librarian, lecher and proud owner of one of the most indestructible egos of all time, Casanova the man is largely forgotten today while his name lives on as a generic label for chronic Don Juanism.
Pop music fans may not recognize the name Carole Bayer Sager, but they have heard many of the 400 songs for which she wrote the lyrics. Songs such as “Nobody Does it Better,” “Groovy Kind of Love,” “That’s What Friends Are For,” “Don’t Cry Out Loud,” “Arthur’s Theme (Best You Can Do)” and “The Prayer” received extensive radio airplay and sold millions of copies and have been featured in major films.
For a country with a population of only a little more than four-and-a-half million, New Zealand has produced more than its fair share of notable writers, starting a century ago with Katherine Mansfield,
British historian Helen Rappaport, who has written memorably about Russia’s royal Romanovs, here turns her attention to their capital city during the year when it ceased to be theirs.