What's new in the Red Room
Nov.06.2008 - 4:50 pm
Postmortem: Morning, Not Mourning, in America
by Lisa Solod
I'm still reeling. Not just from the historic election results, but from working a fifteen-hour day yesterday at the polls. From 5 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. when we certified the last of the election results and got the huge and bulky envelopes ready for the chief to take with him, we worked tirelessly...
Nov.06.2008 - 4:47 pm
Drew Peterson Exposed—Polygraphs reveal the shocking truth about Stacy Peterson and Kathleen Savio
"The new book Drew Peterson Exposed, about the former Bolingbrook police officer and his dead third wife and missing fourth wife, is billed as a 300-page news story. And it does have some news." —Chicago Sun-Times "Derek should be commended for staging [the lie detector test]...
Nov.06.2008 - 4:30 pm
Author Derek Armstrong Helps Nancy Grace Expose Drew Peterson
Nancy Grace interviews Derek Armstrong, author of Drew Peterson Exposed regarding his exclusive polygraphs of homicide suspect Drew Peterson and audio tapes of his interviews.
Nov.06.2008 - 4:26 pm
Today while typing, the words just seem to flow for almost two hours. The story just seemed to keep coming to me while I was typing. I was tired at the end of the two hours. I took a break to do some yard work before coming back to the computer.
Nov.06.2008 - 3:55 pm
by Jon L. Breen
Self-promotion is very difficult for me. Just doesn't come naturally. While it's true I was once compared to Shakespeare by the New York Times, I am far too self-effacing to mention it. Still, I want to plug a couple of new book titles, one available and one forthcoming, that I'm especially...
Nov.06.2008 - 3:43 pm
"Immensely satisfying...a biography of a place, a life of the Adirondacks," --New York Times
But ''The Adirondacks'' is not primarily about politics, or philosophy. Mr. Schneider, who has written for such publications as Audubon and Esquire, is first and foremost a teller of tales. His book is a roughly chronological, swiftly readable account of Indians and trappers, redcoats, hermits,...
Nov.06.2008 - 3:38 pm
Journalist Dinkelspiel has filled a notable gap in California's history by writing a much-needed biography of her remarkable great-great grandfather Isaias Wolf Hellman (1842-1920). As one of California's pioneer financiers and an advocate of modern banking methods, Hellman became founder,...
Nov.06.2008 - 3:38 pm
"a happy blend of the dramatic, the colorful, the outlandish and the monumental" --New York Times
Much of Schneider's history refutes the oral tradition. We think of the class consciousness and snobberies as having been imported by people from ''off-Cape'' or ''off-Island.'' But we find that such pretensions have roots extending into the 18th century. Similarly, the Cape and Islands' rivalries...
Nov.06.2008 - 3:32 pm
Snap Judgments -- San Francisco Magazine
BOOK FRANCES DINKELSPIEL: TOWERS OF GOLD (St. Martin’s Press) Visionary financier Isaias Hellman was the Warren Buffett and Alan Greenspan of early California rolled into one. He arrived in L.A. as a practically penniless, 16-year-old German Jew when there were only 300 other Europeans in town....
Nov.06.2008 - 3:25 pm
That Minefield Called Writing
When you write a book, it’s like you enter a vast, dark universe. There are no markers to guide you. You just fumble along, stringing sentences and paragraphs together, hoping they make sense. From the beginning, you try and create order but you know you are only fooling yourself. You really are...