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"Is It Like You Thought It Would Be?" by Diana Gabaldon
The long-awaited adaptation of Diana Gabaldon's beloved Outlander series kicks off August 9th at 9pm ET/PT on Starz. The author shared with us her thoughts on seeing her books come to life... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ever since clips and trailers and stills...


The Enduring Hunt for Nazi War Criminals
Next year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, yet the search for Nazi perpetrators continues--as does the publication of books about Nazi hunting, even as the last of them die out. On Wednesday, an 89-year-old...


The Men (and Women) Who Knew Too Much: History's Most Notorious Spies
Nobody knows spies like Ben Macintyre. With Double Cross, Agent Zigzag, and Operation Mincemeat, the London-based author established himself as the master chronicler of spooks and subterfuge, a biographer of the most eccentric personalities ever to dwell in the shadows...


American Spymaster
Meet Jack Devine. Something of a real-life George Smiley, he is a 30-year veteran of the CIA who, among a lot of things, ran Charlie Wilson's war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, knew a thing or two about the Iran-Contra...


YA Wednesday: Rainbow Rowell on "Landline," the 90s, and Disney theme parks
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of Rainbow Rowell and when I met her in person a month ago, it only confirmed my suspicion that she's as fabulous in person as the books she writes. Her latest, Landline,...


Horses of the Apocalypse: Scott Cheshire's American Epic
A blurb from Philipp Meyer hails Scott Cheshire's debut novel, High as the Horses' Bridles, as "a great new American epic." At first glance, the page count of Bridles seems too slim to be an epic. But within its swift...


Bill Gates Sells a Business Book
What's the best business book Bill Gates has read? In a recent article, he named Business Adventures by John Brooks, sending it to the top of the Amazon Best Sellers list. (It currently sits at #4.) The billionaire/philanthropist heard about...


Peter Sis Shares Early Sketches and Talks About "The Pilot and the Little Prince"
An acclaimed children's book author and illustrator, Peter Sis' book The Wall: Growing Up Behind the Iron Curtain, about his childhood in Cold War-era Prague, won a Caldecott Honor in 2008. Most recently Sis turned his attention to the life...


Amazon Asks: “War of the Whales” Author, Joshua Horwitz
Joshua Horwitz spent six years researching the story of the marine biologist and the environmental lawyer whose battle against the US Navy and its secret underwater sonar programs went all the way to the Supreme Court. The result, War of...


Graphic Novel Friday: Happy Birthday, Batman!
Happy Bat-Birthday! The Caped Crusader turns 75 this year, and to commemorate, DC Comics will release two 400-page hardcover collections chronicling the adventures and darkness surrounding the Dark Knight and the Clown Prince of Crime, the Joker. Batman: A Celebration...


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