J.M. Barrie was already a successful playwright when he fell in love with the Llewelyn Davies family — mother, father, children — and from this pivotal event, the most significant of his long life, would come the work for which he remains best known, “Peter Pan, Or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up.”
There have been so many books about the sinking by a German submarine of the British liner Lusitania off the Irish coast in May 1915 that you may well ask if we need another. Only the Titanic, felled by an iceberg three years earlier, spawned more books.
This is the story of Elinor Dobbs a little elderly woman in a yellow raincoat who took on the joint power of political and financial corruption in her fight to stay in her ramshackle flat.
Washington lawyer-author David O. Stewart is rapidly becoming one of our best new writers of historical mysteries.
“Scorched Earth: Restoring the Country After Obama” by Michael Savage is just what you’d expect from the stalwart radio talk show host — a no-holds-barred, tell-it-like-it-is recounting of leftist-controlled life under the Obama administration and warning of the potential dire decline of America if such administration policies continue under a Clinton presidency.
Of all the American nitwits who spied for Joseph Stalin’s Soviet dictatorship, none perhaps behaved with more die-hard stupidity than State Department officer Noel Field.
There’s nothing quite like an author madly enthusiastic about his subject to energize a book. Journalist Taras Grescoe telegraphs that quality early on when he tells us: “I fell for Shanghai — the city of legend and the city it is today” on his first visit nearly a decade ago.”