Taut and laden with touches of humor, “Chasing Shadows” mainly seeks to highlight the importance of the 1968 Chennault Affair to Richard Nixon’s later undoing. Ken Hughes argues that Nixon put a monkey wrench in President Johnson’s peace talk initiative and then when in office began talking of burglaries to secure information on the talks that could help him deal with political enemies, real or imagined.
One of the men who broke the Watergate case give high marks to John W. Dean, one of Richard Nixon’s White House lawyers in the scandal, for a 700-page book, “The Nixon Defense,” that pulls together all the taped Oval Office conversations for the first time. Those Watergate discussions leave no doubt of the president’s malfeasance.
Laura Ingalls Wilder penned one of the most beloved children's series of the 20th century, but her forthcoming autobiography will show devoted "Little House on the Prairie" fans a more realistic, grittier view of frontier living.
Patricia Cleary Miller, whose husband died in February, is taking her late husband’s wardrobe advice. She will be reading poems concerning her husband at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson County Central Resource Library in Overland Park.
Recalling our own classroom experiences should raise questions, such as shouldn’t many of our kids today deserve their own “good old days” in the classroom? Lewis Buzbee’s new book, “Blackboard: A Personal History of the Classroom,” is filled with sunny reminiscence of times past, but is also a rallying call to help current and future learners.
Win two tickets to Buzz Beach Ball Sept. 5 at Sporting Park PLUS get a meet & greet with the artist of your choice: Weezer, The 1975, Ume, Bear Hands, the Mowgli’s, Broods, J Roddy Walston and the Business or Meg Myers.
“Small Town Dreams: Stories of Midwestern Boys Who Shaped America,” by John E. Miller, shows a time when little communities generated memories and energies that erupted into movies, books and even amusement parks. Miller speaks at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Library.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 17, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.
Since she began her career writing for Seventeen magazine, Gayle Forman's evolution to author of best-selling young adult novels was not a stretch. Her latest book, "If I Stay," has been translated to the big screen and is in theaters this Friday. It is the story of young Mia and Adam's love, music and choices. The 44-year-old lives in Brooklyn, is married and the mother of two young girls. The sequel to "If I Stay" is "Where She Went," available only in book form - so far.
Nearly a half century before Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson crossed paths on a street in Ferguson, Missouri, a 21-year-old man named Marquette Frye was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol, just outside of Watts.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 10, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2014, The Nielsen Co.