While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful?
Dana Babbin is a local children's clothing entrepreneur whose disruptive brand Pink Truck Designs has gotten plenty of attention.
In his new book THE GEOGRAPHY OF GENIUS, author Eric Weiner sets out to examine the connection between our surroundings and our most innovative ideas. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with Eric Weiner about his research and the eye opening results.
Jane Bryant Quinn is a leading personal finance journalist who has been advising Americans for over 30 years with her syndicated columns and bestselling books. As we embark on a new year many folks will be wondering if the stock market will rise or if their hard earned savings are safe.
Drawing on President Bush’s personal diaries; on the diaries of his wife, Barbara; and on extraordinary access to the 41st President and to his family, Pulitzer prize winning author Jon Meacham has written a surprising portrait of an intensely private man who led the nation through tumultuo
On December 11, the current continuing resolution, which keeps the government funded, expires.
The Greater Worcester Community Foundation, a nonprofit grant maker serving Central Massachusetts has recently announced that more than $100 million has been distributed in grant donations throughout Worcester County since its inception in 1975.
In 2010's Frank: The Voice, James Kaplan, in rich, distinctive, compulsively readable prose, told the story of Frank Sinatra's meteoric rise to fame, subsequent failures, and reinvention as a star of live performance and screen.
"This was more than an attack on France. ISIS has declared war on the West for two years, and now they are carrying it out. ISIS is not just a terrorist group. They have grown to the size of an army.
In his book new book BILLION-DOLLAR BALL Gilbert M.
Author Amos Kamil,s new book, Great Is The Truth: Secrecy, Scandal, and the Quest for Justice at the Horace Mann School is based on Amos’ investigative reporting for the New York Times Magazine.
Dr. Kenneth Geiser is Professor of Work Environment and Director of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Dr.
Lady Bird Johnson grew up the daughter of a domineering father and a cultured but fragile mother.
Diane Roberts is a self-described feminist with a PhD from Oxford and an English professor at Florida State University. She is also a born-and-bred Seminole fan and second-generation season ticket holder. It’s not as if she approves of the violence and hypermasculinity on the fo
In his new book, DISCIPLES: The World War II Missions of the CIA Directors Who Fought for Wild Bill Donovan veteran journalist Douglas Waller reveals the secret Office of Strategic Services operations of four future spymasters: Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, William Colby and
The fascinating Trump family history details three generations of Trump businessmen, showing how Donald Trump’s grandfather and father shaped him into the man he is today. Trump’s current bid for the republican nomination, his lifetime of experience as a real estate mogul and bi
In OUR ROBOTS, OURSELVES: Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy MIT professor David A. Mindell uses firsthand experience and the latest research to tackle common myths that pervade our beliefs on robots and provides a more reasoned outlook on this often overhyped topic.
Before Barry Moser became an award-winning illustrator, he was a small-town boy who grew up in an era of racism and intolerance in the South during the 1940s and 50s. As children, Barry and his older brother, Tommy, were both poisoned by their family’s deep racism and anti-Semitism.
In a book as eye-opening as it is riveting, practicing nurse and New York Times columnist Theresa Brown invites us to experience not just a day in the life of a nurse but all the life that happens in just one day on a hospital’s cancer ward.
Through five years’ worth of interviews and data-gathering educator and author Amanda Lewis has created a powerful and illuminating study of how the racial achievement gap continues to afflict American schools more than fifty years after the formal dismantling of segregation.
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