- Pfc. Bradley Manning is now Pfc. Chelsea Manning: Court says so
- Secret base U.S. special forces used to train Libyans now under terrorist control: report
- 9th suspect in N.C. kidnapping turns self in to FBI
- L.A. sheriff admits to testing flyover spy program without notifying residents
- Foreign minister vows response if Russians are attacked in Ukraine
- Robert Griffin III to drive pace car before Richmond NASCAR race
- Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt
- Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers
- Tenn. woman receives two-year sentence for stealing $364K meant for homeless veterans
- School bus driver gets probation after kicking autistic girl, 8
Feds who send arms against ranch families betray American values
Topic - Stephen L. Carter
As I suggested by quoting the book's first sentence, he often becomes melodramatic, or pretentious when he's going for profound, humorless when funny would help and funny when it doesn't, and fond of the occasional odd name or word: e.g., he describes a character as being "dubitante," which I had to go beyond my pocket-sized French-to-English dictionary to learn probably means "doubtful."
In that capacity, he wrote seven books of nonfiction, but as he showed — especially with the first two ("The Emperor of Ocean Park" and "New England White") — he can also write popular fiction.