“Baseball is unique among team sports in that it includes a statistical basis with which the concept of perfection can be defined: 27 batters up, 27 batters out, a "perfect" game. In major-league baseball history, there have only been 14 perfect games. Coffey, the managing editor of Publishers Weekly, reveals his inner baseball-nerd self in this layered, revealing analysis of each perfect game.
A Time to Kill is John Grisham’s first novel. Grisham’s website explains that he began writing this book, after he “overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl’s father had murdered her assailants.” In his novel, a ten-year-old black girl is savagely raped and beaten by two white men.
In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine.
“Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives.
In this 2009 book (which is as timely as this week’s Obama-Putin statements), Bacevich examines the economic, political, and military crises facing America and calls for a revival of the badly neglected American realist tradition. He exposes the multiple illusions that have distorted U.S.
The author is the chief national correspondent for the New York Times magazine. His book provides a great vehicle for discussing the dysfunction in our federal government. It is an inside look at Washington and what it has become. It is well written and outrageously funny.
“The pitched legal battle to end the national health-care program known as Obamacare ended in a surprising decision supported by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts, a decision that promises continued strife on the issue of health care as well as constitutional issues.