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The Best of the Best Books Lists

Carole DeSanti | Posted 03.02.2014 | Books
Carole DeSanti

Every year, as an editor, reader and writer, I wish for a cool hand, or the hand of history, to lay alongside these best-ofs and favorites.

Medieval 'Thing' Site Discovered Beneath Parking Lot

LiveScience | Tia Ghose | Posted 10.24.2013 | Science

A Viking parliamentary site that dates to the 11th century has been found beneath a parking lot in Scotland. The site, located in the town of Dingwa...

Dirty 'Nose Ring' Turns Out To Be Rare Viking Treasure

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.12.2013 | Science

Sometimes it's better not to listen to your wife -- at least when she tells you to throw away that dirt-encrusted thingy you found outside. A silv...

Women's History Month Spotlight: Advice From the 19th Century, on Loneliness and Doubt, Horses, Vacuum Cleaners and the Nature of Time

Carole DeSanti | Posted 05.28.2013 | Books
Carole DeSanti

In honor of women's history month and to celebrate the paperback publication of The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R., I arranged an interview with Eugénie R. herself (heretofore known only as my fictional character) to find out how this 19th century woman feels about our 21st century world.

PHOTOS: Exploring The Viking World

Posted 03.13.2013 | Travel

With the recent discovery of the supposedly mythical sunstone that may have helped them navigate the northern waters of the Atlantic Ocean, a major vi...

WATCH: Eating Rotten Shark With A Viking

Richard Wiese | Posted 09.30.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

I'm no food critic, but imagine eating the contents of a bait box left out in the sun for days. That's what it tasted like.

New Study Reveals Who Brought Mice To America

| Posted 03.19.2012 | Science

Four-legged stowaways hitched a ride aboard the wooden 10th- and 11th-century Viking ships that braved the northern seas. The probably numerous passen...

Easy Reader: Kellow's Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark Throws Radiant Light on the Renowned Movie Critic

David Finkle | Posted 12.28.2011 | Books
David Finkle

The only fan letter I ever wrote to a public figure -- other than to child star Bobby Driscoll when I was a child -- went to the then New Yorker movie critic Pauline Kael.

"Three Cups Of Tea" Publisher Questioning Book's Accuracy Too?

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

Viking, the publisher of “Three Cups of Tea,” said in a statement on Monday that it would review the book and its contents with the author, Greg M...

Mortenson's 'Three Cups Of Tea' Under fire from ‘60 Minutes': Author Denies Allegations

Los Angeles Times | Mortenson Under Fire From ‘60 Minutes’ — Bozeman Philanthropist Denies Allegations | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books

Bestselling author Greg Mortenson has issued a written response to a "60 Minutes" report calling into question his philanthropic practices and his exp...

2010 NFL Week 16 Picks

Elizabeth Engel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Elizabeth Engel

Home stretch! Literally. The Eagles play their last two games at the Linc, hosting the Vikings this week and the Cowboys next. So now we're on to wil...

So You Thought the Vikings Were Gone?

Judie Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Judie Fein

In the bosom of a fjord, under a sky of cotton ball clouds, 500 authentically Viking-clad reenactors from 20 nations bring the Vikings back to life.

Le Carré Moves to Viking

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bestselling author John le Carré has switched houses....