Nines Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of nine unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960s, and Hurricane Katrina, which nearly destroyed it. Dan Baum brings this kaleidoscopic portrait to life, showing us what was lost in the storm and what remains to be saved.
Here is armed America - a land of machine-gun gatherings in the desert, lederhosened German shooting societies, feral-hog hunts in Texas, and Hollywood gun armories. Whether they’re collecting antique weapons, practicing concealed carry, or firing an AR-15 or a Glock at their local range, many Americans love guns - which horrifies and fascinates many other Americans, and much of the rest of the world. This lively, sometimes raucous book explores from the inside the American love affair with firearms.
"An East Coast Liberal confirms the ECL sterotype"
"In the Ruins" by Nicholas Lemann; "Under Water" by David Remnick; "On the Roof" by Dan Baum; "Porch Duty" by Dan Baum; "Home Alone" by Christine Wiltz; "Swing Shift" by Jeffrey Toobin; "A Cloud of Dust" by John Updike; and "Partners" by David Denby.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
"Unanswered Questions" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Dog Eat Dog" by Tad Friend; "The General" by Ari Shavit; "Let's Talk About My New Movie" by Larry Doyle; "The Lottery" by Dan Baum; and "Across the Universe" by Nancy Franklin.
"Nuke Rebuke" by Steve Coll; "Arriba!" by Dan Baum; "Thieves Are Everywhere" by Jason Roeder; "Mink Inc." by Lauren Collins; "The Nutty Professors" by Anthony Grafton; and "Lost in the Revolution" by Anthony Lane.