Larry Kane “When They Were Boys”

February 7th, 2014

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Perhaps no American knows the story of the Beatles in America better than veteran journalist Larry Kane.

He’s the only American reporter to accompany the Fab Four on every stop of both their 1964 and 1965 tours.

He has written three books about the Beatles, the most recent being “When They Were Boys,” the story of the Beatles’ early years before they were superstars.

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Chris Launois “L’Americain”

December 3rd, 2013

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Before television, America’s great photo magazines captured world events for millions of readers.

The magazines sent correspondents and photojournalists to the ends of the earth to record history in the making.

Among this elite was the photographer John Launois. In the ’60s and ’70s, Launois blossomed as one of the most resourceful, inventive, prolific, highly paid, and widely traveled photojournalists.

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Launois died, however, before he was able to finish his memoir. His son Chris Launois, his writing partner, has finished it. It’s a stunning work of words and, of course, photos, called “L’Americain.”

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Frank Deford “Over Time”

May 15th, 2012

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For half a century one of America’s most celebrated sports journalists has been Frank Deford, whose unique ability to somehow tell a football or baseball or golf story from an angle no one had seen or thought of before has made him a legend.

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Starting out in 1962 in a “Mad Men”-like environment at Sports Illustrated, Deford has since moved on to television and radio, but can still tell a tale like nobody else.

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His new memoir “Over Time” is a rich feast of Deford stories — his own, as well as those of the people he’s covered — that tells as much about the state of sports journalism and how it’s changed as it does about the sports these men and women cover.

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Tom Brokaw “Boom!”

November 23rd, 2007

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His 1998 book “The Greatest Generation” has helped define America’s feelings about the millions who endured the Great Depression and World War Two and who made the country stronger than ever.

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Now, journalist and former network anchorman Tom Brokaw turns his considerable oral-history-telling talents to the Baby Boomers, in a book that shows how the children of the Greatest Generation managed to shake things up — and improve many things — in ways their parents never imagined. His book is called “Boom!”

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Cathy Wilkerson “Flying Close to the Sun”

October 18th, 2007

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It was the spring of 1970. A young woman named Cathy Wilkerson survived a bomb blast at a townhouse in Manhattan. Three other people were killed. It was, in fact, a bomb being built in the basement of that house by her colleagues with the Weather Underground, the radical leftist student group.

For the next ten years Wilkerson was a fugitive, before turning herself in. She pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of dynamite, and served a brief prison sentence. Now she tells her story, and the story of the Weathermen, in a book called “Flying Close to the Sun.”

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