O Jerusalem! is the epic drama of 1948, when Arabs and Jews fought for control of the city of Jerusalem. This story traverses centuries and continents, covering the time between WWII and the creation of the independent state of Israel. Based on five years of intensive research and thousands of interviews, this is a story of courage, terrorism, heroism, and ultimately, war.
"O Jerusalem - a review and reminiscences"
Few moments in history are as stirring as the Allied liberation of Paris. Yet few people are aware of how narrowly, and how miraculously, the city escaped Hitler's secret plan to reduce it to ashes. Is Paris Burning? reconstructs, in meticulous and riveting detail, the network of fateful events, day by day, moment by moment, that saved the City of Light.
"A Heartwarming Story"
The Memory Keeper is the story of Tomas Romero, a native of the Acjachemen band, whom the Spanish rename Juaneno. Born in 1820 in San Juan Capistrano, Tomas attends the mission school where, in addition to the catechism, he learns to read, write, and cipher - uncommon for the Indians in San Juan at the time. Because Tomas assists the padres, he becomes aware of the world outside the small religious community.
"Great voice and story."
"Wake up, Matt, wake up", an insistent voice repeats in my head. From that moment, Matt McGregor's life will never be the same. Upon awaking from cold sleep, Matt, co-captain of the space freighter, HC7 McGregor-15, discovers the ship has been abandoned and life support is failing. Once he gets the systems started, he finds out his brother and co-captain, Mike, has been captured by space pirates. Matt immediately sets out to rescue Mike, aided by the disembodied voices.
"It's tomorrow in today's vernacular."
DEA agent Kevin Grady discovers that the CIA is turning a blind eye to its allies' drug smuggling in order to further its own ends - and CIA officer Jack Lind is at the center of this conspiracy. Lind allows Panamanian policeman Manuel Noriega to become the country's dictator, ignoring his ties to the Medellin cocaine cartel in order to use Panama as a base for an anti-Communist crusade.
Lakeview Park is a collection of O. Henry-like slice-of-life stories about the people who frequent a fictitious park. These tales reveal folks of all ages, from a small child to the elderly.
"wholesome, well written and narrated stories"
"Miscalculations", by Steve Coll; "No Seconds", by Lauren Collins; "Striking Out", by James Surowiecki; "Why We Strike", by Larry Doyle; "Inside the Surge", by Jon Lee Anderson; "Stiffs", by John Lahr; "Let It Rip", by Sasha Frere-Jones; and "Obsessed", by David Denby