Ever wonder why militant groups behave as they do? For instance, why does Islamic State brag over social media about its gory attacks, while Hezbollah denies responsibility or even apologizes for its carnage? This book shows that militant group behavior depends on the strategic intelligence of the leaders. The author has extensively studied the political strategies of hundreds of militant groups throughout world history and reveals that successful militant leaders have followed three rules. These rules are based on original…Find out more »
Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary for parties…Find out more »
Join critically acclaimed authors Hank Phillippi Ryan, Peter Swanson, Kellye Garrett, and Paula Munier in conversation about the enduring thrill and lure of mysteries, and what makes them so appealing on the page and on the screen. Hank Phillipi Ryan is an on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, winning 34 Emmys and dozens of additional journalism honors. The nationally bestselling author of 10 mysteries, she is also an award-winner in her second profession—with five Agathas, two Anthonys, two Macavitys, the…Find out more »
THE PATS outlines the definitive, lively, and robust history of the New England Patriots, from Billy Sullivan to Bill Belichick and everything in between. The New England Patriots have become a dynasty, though it didn't begin that way. Love them or hate them, Pats have captured this country's attention like no other franchise. From two award-winning authors, this is the first complete story of a legendary team and its five championship trophies. In the tradition of their celebrated illustrated histories…Find out more »
The Readable Feast has partnered with the Boston Public Library for a series of culinary author talks at the Newsfeed Cafe! Our November event is called Co-Authoring a Cookbook: Bringing Another's Cookbook Dream to Life, in which co-authors and ghost-writers will discuss the challenges of working with other chefs and cooks in the creation of a new work while adding the key ingredient--themselves--to the finished product. The conversation will feature Andrea Pyenson (co-author of Wicked Good Barbecue, Wicked Good Burgers and Grill to Perfection) and Cathy Walthers (author…Find out more »
In this warm collection of personal essays and recipes, bestselling author ANN HOOD nourishes both our bodies and our souls. From her Italian-American childhood through raising and feeding a growing family and cooking with her new husband, food writer Michael Ruhlman, Ann Hood has long appreciated the power of a good meal. Growing up, she tasted love in her grandmother's tomato sauce and dreamed of her mother's special-occasion Fancy Lady Sandwiches. Later, the kitchen became the heart of Hood's own…Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.