New mysteries include works by Wiley Cash, Kiernan Shields You also know how much I like to highlight exceptional crime fiction debuts. Wiley Cash's "A Land More Kind Than Home" (William Morrow, $24.99) and Kieran Shields' "The Truth of All Things" (Crown, $25) hit my sweet spots this month. (I'm also a baseball fan.) 04/14/2012 - 12:00 pm | View Link
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Few Washingtonians may have noticed, but likenesses of Queen Isabella I of Castile, the most dynamic and arguably most controversial female ruler of late medieval Europe, are scattered throughout the District. The oldest, designed in 1857 and installed in its present location in 1961, appears on the bronze doors at the east entrance to the Capitol, where the enthroned queen converses with Columbus.
In 1917, a student at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute named Josiah Rowe enlisted in the Air Service and went to the School of Military Aeronautics at Princeton University. In October he started to keep a diary, one excerpt from which Samuel Hynes quotes in “The Unsubstantial Air.” It was written while Rowe’s unit made the sea crossing to Europe and the war: Read full article >>
Christopher R. Hill, a career diplomat and rabid Red Sox fan, was a key player in four major diplomatic crises: the Bosnian crisis that led to the Dayton Peace Accords, the Kosovo crisis that led to NATO intervention, the George W. Bush administration’s effort to stem North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, and the national election that he oversaw as President Obama’s first ambassador to Iraq.
During the Civil War, Andrew Jackson became the fourth person to be featured on a U. S. postage stamp, and in fact he scored a daily double. Both the Union and the Confederacy issued a Jackson stamp for two cents: The Northern one was known as the Black Jack, the Southern one the Red Jack.
Miners have a rule: Nobody walks anywhere alone. A slab of rock can peel off suddenly and imprison a man for days. Or a miner can step, without the warning of a shadow, into a fatal crevasse. The buddy system is an expression of the profession’s perils and, ironically, also the limits of its safety: What happens when every man’s life is in danger?
GRAY MOUNTAIN By John Grisham (Doubleday) Grisham’s latest novel opens with the kind of life-altering scene we have come to expect from him, wherein a world of privilege — in this case that of a young Wall Street lawyer — takes a sudden turn for the worse. Grisham’s tale evolves into something serious and powerful: muckraking of the highest order.