On May 19, 1942, a U-boat in the Gulf of Mexico stalked its prey fifty miles from New Orleans. Captained by twenty nine-year-old Iron Cross and King's Cross recipient Erich Wurdemann, the submarine set its sights on the freighter Heredia with sixty-two souls on board.
Nearly a quarter of a million youth are tried, sentenced, or imprisoned as adults every year across the United States.
Before Americans got their news from television, they got it from LIFE, the weekly magazine that set the standard for photojournalism.
In his new book; "Americas War for the Greater Middle East" historian and best selling author Andrew Bacevich argues that four decades of failed U.S. policy using military force to solve the ongoing crises in the Middle East has resulted in failure and upheaval.
In his new book: THE FEVER OF 1721 author Stephen Coss tells the story of Boston’s largest smallpox epidemic, and the political and journalistic controversies that were also in motion making it an explosive year in Boston’s and American history.
Since his creation, Batman has been many things: a two-fisted detective; a planet-hopping gadabout; a campy Pop-art sensation; a pointy-eared master spy; and a grim and gritty ninja of the urban night.
In The Fight to Vote, best selling author Michael Waldman takes a succinct and comprehensive look at a crucial American struggle: the drive to define and defend government based on “the consent of the governed.” From the beginning, and at every step along the way, as
With the untimely death of Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia a new era on the court may be unfolding. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with legal historian and biographer Bruce Allen Murphy. Could the balance of power now be shifting?
This week on the "The Public Eye" Al speaks with Christine Odiaga, Executive Director of Southern New England Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society. Real efforts are being made to ensure that man and nature work together in a harmonious fashion.
Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated?
Are America's schools little more than cinder-block gulags that spawn vicious cliques and bullying, negate creativity, and true learning and squelch curiosity in their inmates, um, students?
This week Al speaks with Brandeis University professor and author Susan Eaton whose new book: Integration Nation challenges the idea of anti-immigration and supports the notion that immigrants can and do become integral members of their new communities.
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.
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