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Erik Larson

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...

Amazon's Favorite Books Of The Year So Far

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

NEW YORK —'s favorite books for this year so far run the gamut from Fey (FAY') to Z. Editors for the online retailer cite Tina Fey's...

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...