Under the Red White and Blue Patriotism, Disenchantment and the Stubborn Myth of the Great Gatsby

A deep dive into how F. Scott Fitzgerald's vision of the American Dream has been understood, portrayed, distorted, misused, and kept aliveRenowned critic Greil Marcus takes on the...

Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity

Joseph E. Stiglitz, along with Carter Dougherty and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, lays out the economic framework for a Europe with faster growth that is more...

The Man in the Black Suit

Acacia Santos excels at her job as concierge at the prestigious Hotel Victoire in Paris. When her superior, Marcel, is attacked in a supposed random mugging, she is tasked with...

Ambition, Pragmatism, and Party A Political Biography of Gerald R. Ford

Within eight turbulent months in 1974 Gerald Ford went from the United States House of Representatives, where he was the minority leader, to the White House as the country's first...

Black Dahlia, Red Rose The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of Americas Greatest Unsolved Murder

The gruesome murder of hopeful starlet Elizabeth Short, in the noir-tinged Los Angeles of 1947, has a permanent place in American lore as one of the most inscrutable of true-crime...

Heart of the Machine Our Future in a World of Artificial Emotional Intelligence

Imagine a robotic stuffed animal that can read and respond to a child's emotional state or a commercial that can change based on a customer's facial expression. Heart of the...

El Paso

Three decades after the first publication of Forrest Gump, Winston Groom returns to fiction with this sweeping American epic. Long fascinated with the Mexican Revolution and the...

Guys Read: The Trophy

Lucas and his friends are still reveling in their city-wide middle school basketball championship when the trophy they won goes missing. Foul play is afoot, and it's going to...

The Fury

The Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico washes a cache of doomsday weapons onto a Mexican beach: bombs filled with VX nerve gas mixed with anthrax, invented by the...

Gettysburg Address & Emancipation Proclamation

While the conflict over slavery was a factor in the Civil War, the abolition of slavery did not become a stated objective until President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation...

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