Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Books: "Unsung Hero of Gettysburg" By Edward G. Longacre


Unsung Hero of Gettysburg: The Story of Union General David McMurtrie Gregg

By Edward G. Longacre

Potomac Books; hardcover, 352 pages; $34.95

This is the latest book on the Civil War from Edward G. Longacre, a retired historian for the U.S. Department of Defense. His award-winning works include Fitz Lee: A Military Biography of Major General Fitzbaugh Lee, C.S.A. (Bison Books, 2010), The Sharpshooters: A History of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War (Potomac Books, 2017), and The Early Morning of War: Bull Run, 1861.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Books: "The Safety Trap" By Spencer Coursen


The Safety Trap: A Security Expert's Secrets for Staying Safe in a Dangerous World

By Spencer Coursen

St. Martin's Publishing Group; hardcover, 368 pages; $28.99; available today, Tuesday, May 18th

Spencer Coursen is a nationally recognized threat management expert, with an exceptional record of success in the assessment, management, and resolution of threats. He is the founder of the Coursen Security Group (CSG). The expertise he has made him a reliable resource for organizations needing help in conflict resolution, as well as employee termination, expert witness testimony, policy authorship, protective intelligence, and vulnerability resolution. 

Monday, May 17, 2021

Books: "Electric City" By Thomas Hager On Edison & Ford's Vision


Electric City: The Lost History of Ford and Edison's American Utopia

By Thomas Hager

Abrams Press; hardcover, 304 pages; $28.00; available tomorrow, Tuesday, May 18th

Thomas Hager is an award-winning author of books on the history of science and medicine, including The Alchemy of Air and Ten Drugs: How Plants, Powders, and Pills Have Shaped the History of Medicine. He is a courtesy associate professor of journalism and communication at the University of Oregon.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Books: "World Travel" By Anthony Bourdain And Laurie Woolever


World Travel: An Irreverent Guide

By Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever

Ecco; hardcover, 480 pages; $35.00

Anthony Bourdain was a travel icon, someone who took us to places all over the world on his television shows in a style all his own. World Travel, a project he began to collaborate with his assistant who grew into a trusted partner, Laurie Woolever, is a beautifully produced legacy work of what Bourdain experienced.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Books: "Killing The Mob" By Bill O'Reilly


Killing The Mob: The Fight Against Organized Crime in America

By Bill O'Reilly

St. Martin's Press; hardcover, 304 pages; $30.00

Bill O'Reilly has made his mark as a political commentator for years, including today on his shows, 77WABC Radio talk show, and various appearances, such as on Glenn Beck's radio show. He has also established himself as a prolific author of the Killing series.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Books: "Ember of Night" by Molly E. Lee


Ember of Night

By Molly E. Lee

Entangled Teen; paperback, $17.99

Molly E. Lee is the author of twelve romance novels, most recognizable for her popular series, Grad Night and Love on the Edge. Her novels feature strong, contemporary women who know how to take care of themselves and protect the people they love. A military spouse and the mother of two children, plus one English Bulldog and an Irish Wolfhound, she enjoys hiking in the mountains near her home and reading into the night. Check out her website at

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Books: "From Rails To Trails" On America's Adventurous Way To Travel


From Rails To Trails: The Making of America's Active Transportation Network

By Peter Harnik

Nebraska; paperback, 288 pages; $19.95

Peter Harnik is cofounder of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and founder of the Center for City Park Excellence at the Trust for Public Land.

Gov. Cuomo Announces Revised Restrictions At NYC Ballparks


Yankee Stadium in 2019. It won't be long before it looks like that again. Photo by Jason Schott.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, during his coronavirus briefing on Wednesday morning, announced revised guidance for people attending Yankees games at Yankee Stadium and Mets games at Citi Field.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Books: "Metabolical" On How We Can Halt The Harms Of Processed Food


Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine

By Robery H. Lustig

Harper Wave; hardcover, 416 pages; $28.99; available tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4th

Dr. Robert Lustig, M.D., M.S.L, a pediatric neuroendocrinologist, has been on the cutting edge of medicine and science throughout his forty-year career, dedicated to treating and preventing childhood obesity and diabetes. He is emeritus professor of pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology and member of the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco, and the New York Times bestselling author of Fat Chance

Books: "Crossing The River" By Carol Smith, With Stories Of Grief & Resilience


Crossing the River: Seven Stories That Saved My Life

By Carol Smith

Abrams Press; hardcover, 272 pages; $26.00; available this Tuesday, May 4th 

Carol Smith is an award-winning journalist and editor for NPR affiliate KUOW in Seattle, and was formerly with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the Los Angeles Times. She was recently names Editor of the Year by Public Media Journslists Association and has been a PEN America Literary Awards finalist for her journalism and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize seven times and twice for the Pushcart Prize.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Books: "Buying Into Change" On Spain Under Franco's Reign


Buying into Change: Mass Consumption, Dictatorship, and Democratization in Franco's Spain, 1939-1982

By Alejandro J. Gomez del Moral

Nebraska; hardcover, $65.00; 366 pages; available today, Saturday, May 1

Alejandro J. Gomez del Moral is a senior lecturer in economic and social history at the University of Helsinki. In the new book Buying into Change, he examines how the development of a mass consumer society under General Francisco Franco's dictatorship inserted Spain into transnational consumer networks and set the stage for the country's transition to democracy during the late 1970s. 

Books: "The Next Wife" By Kaira Rouda


The Next Wife

By Kaira Rouda

Thomas & Mercer; 311 pages; paperback, $15.95; Kindle eBook, $4.99; available today, Saturday, May 1st

Kaira Rouda an award-winning USA Today bestselling author whose novels of domestic suspense include The Favorite Daughter, Best Day Ever, and All the Difference