Saturday, January 18, 2020

Books: New Novels Set Around The World

Photo by Jason Schott.

There are three new novels out that will take you all over the world, to Italy, the setting for Luca D'Andrea's Sanctuary, to Iceland, where The Sacrament by Olaf Olafsson takes place, and a little closer to home, Manhattan's Fifth Avenue for Cornelius Sky, by Timothy Brandoff.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Books: A Look At VP Mike Pence In "Piety & Power"

Piety & Power: Mike Pence and the Taking of the White House 
By Tom LoBianco
Dey St, an imprint of William Morrow; hardcover; $26.99

Tom LoBianco has a perspective on Vice President Mike Pence that few possess, as he has covered from the Indiana statehouse to the present day in the Trump White House for the Associated Press, CNN, and the Indianapolis Star.

For Mets, Time To Bring Back Terry Or Make It Wright

Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen at a press conference last season. Photo by Jason Schott.

In the wake of being revealed as one of the ringleaders of the Houston Astros sign-stealing operation in their 2017 championship season, Carlos Beltran has stepped down as Mets manager before even managing a game.

Books: Tobin Smith On The Inner Workings Of The "Foxocracy"

Foxocracy: Inside the Network's Playbook of Tribal Warfare
By Tobin Smith
Diversion Books; hardcover, 272 pages; $26.99

Tobin Smith had a fourteen-year tenure as a host of Fox News's weekly weekend business program Bulls & Bears, appearing in more than 2,000 panel segments, and was a guest-host of more than 60 episodes.

Books: Richard III, The Self-Made King

Richard III: The Self-Made King
By Michael Hicks
Yale University Press; hardcover, 388 pages; $35.00

The reign of Richard III, who was the last Yorkist king and the final monarch of the Plantagenet dynasty, produced a turning point in British history. Despite leaving a lasting legacy, he only was on the throne for the final two years of his life. While great attention has been paid to his short reign, the period before his usurpation and kingship are not as well known.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Yankees Trade Tarpley to Miami For 3B Jimmy Nelson

Stephen Tarpley.

The Yankees acquired minor league third baseman Jimmy Nelson and cash considerations from the Miami Marlins for left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley, who at one time had a promising future.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Red Sox Fire Cora; Mets Should Follow Their Lead With Beltran

Alex Cora.

The Boston Red Sox wasted no time firing their manager, Alex Cora, after his role in the Houston Astros' sign-stealing operation during the 2017 season was revealed in a report from Major League Baseball.