If you are puzzled that millions of mainstream Americans have been steamrolled into accepting same sex marriage, this is a book you will want to read.
Library of America is performing a stellar service to the legions of readers who admire the crime-thriller writer Elmore Leonard (and include me in those ranks). At hand is the second volume of a planned trilogy that brings back four of the master’s best novels.
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In 1940, France suffered what was arguably the worst humiliation ever inflicted on a supposed world power: a swift military victory by German invaders, climaxed by the decision to form governments (one in Paris, another in southern Vichy) subservient to the conquerors.
Lauren Fox’s “Days of Awe” begins with a funeral.
Samuel Johnson reminded us that one of the disadvantages of wine is that it “makes a man mistake words for thoughts.”
Many years ago James Bond and I used to retreat to the same spa in the English countryside to recover from our various adventures. Bond’s fictional Shrublands offered erotic massage therapy.
Sixty-eight years ago this August, India finally realized what its founding father Jawaharlal Nehru elegantly phrased its “tryst with destiny” and finally cast off British rule.