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Erik Larson

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks--Week of April 11

Digital Book World | Posted 06.16.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

The slight rise in the average price of a best-seller on this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List isn't attributable to HarperCollins goi...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks--Week of April 4

Digital Book World | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

For a tenth week running, the Paula Hawkins thriller The Girl on the Train clings to the top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. Meanwh...

Mass Murder

Peter Clothier | Posted 06.04.2015 | Books
Peter Clothier

Aside from its compelling narrative, then, and the universal appeal of a disaster tale, Larson's book invites us to contemplate these questions about war, and the mass murder it has now inevitably become; and about the morality of those who lead us into it, and through it, with necessarily little regard for the individual human lives caught up in it.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks--Week of March 28

Digital Book World | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

Titles by veteran authors like Harlan Coben and John Green populate this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List, while one first-time author's hit title hangs on at No. 1.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 21

Digital Book World | Posted 05.25.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

It's the second Hachette-published title within the top ten this week, as The Longest Ride jumps four places since last week into No. 4. A movie based on the novel is due out next month.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of March 14

Digital Book World | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Digital Book World

For a seventh straight week, The Girl on the Train holds the No. 1 spot on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Hurricane Reading: Erik Larson's Thriller Details Deadly Galveston Storm of 1900

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 12.28.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time and the Deadliest Hurricane in History is a thriller, a first-rate page-turner. The minute-by-minute chronicle of the hurricane is the centerpiece of the book, and it will blow your hair back.

Police State Tactics and the First Debate

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

I'm not comparing the US in 2012 to Germany in 1934. But really, so what? We don't have to be headed into the equivalent of history's most disgusting state-sponsored savagery to be concerned at the path our own country is taking.

Why We're So Obsessed With Nazis

Andromeda Romano-Lax | Posted 04.25.2012 | Books
Andromeda Romano-Lax

When I decided to write a new novel about a fictional, young art curator who works at 45 Brienner Strasse (Nazi Headquarters), my normally supportive husband said, "You can't write that." What he meant was that I shouldn't paint a sympathetic portrait that might excuse Nazi behavior.

Tom Hanks Eyes WWII Lead

Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment

After a lack-luster romcom, Tom Hanks is back and just where we like him -- in Nazi Germany. Hanks and Gary Goetzman will be producing Erik Larson...

New Book Chronicles A Chicago Family In Nazi Germany

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago

The Berlin of 1933 was not the bombed-out, war-torn capitol so thoroughly documented in the many histories of World War II. Instead, this Berlin was o...