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Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018

It Can’t Be Don’t, Nellie Bly is a short, but interesting chapter book about Nellie Bly, a journalist in 1888, when women were not considered journalists.

Monday, Sep 18, 2017

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes is not what I expected, but I wasn't disappointed, either. The twelve previously published magazine stories are similar to Holmes mysteries, but not all involve crimes. Grann immerses himself in his work, reporting on his subjects’ history, and detailing his own interactions with them.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Shangri-la conjures up images of a utopian kingdom where no one suffers or ages—a la the classic movie. But the book Lost in Shangri-la is grounded in reality, relaying the harrowing rescue of a band of soldiers during World War II. A flight of men and women stationed in New Guinea was lost, not in battle, but during a jo