February 24th, 2014
Heroes. We all need them, we all love them — and the message of new books by a bestselling thriller writer is that each of us can be a hero.
Brad Meltzer is already author of the books “Heroes For My Son” and “Heroes For My Daughter,” but those books are aimed at parents, adults. His two newest books are the first in a series of books for kids.
“I am Abraham Lincoln” and “I am Amelia Earhart” are Meltzer’s foray into children’s books, a genre he’d always longed to be in.
And his enthusiasm for these stories is infectious.by
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December 13th, 2013
We love conspiracy theories, and history has left us an abundance of good ones. Now bestselling thriller writer and history decoder Brad Meltzer takes a closer look at ten of the all-time best conspiracy theories, in his book “History Decoded.”
From the rumors that there really isn’t any gold in Fort Knox, to the mystery of D.B. Cooper, all the way up to — dare we say it? — the Kennedy assassination, Meltzer puts fresh eyes to old theories and comes up with answers that are often startling.by
September 25th, 2013
There aren’t many times in life that you get the chance to do something that is not only fun and inspiring but that puts you in close proximity to the world’s best thinkers, doers, creators, leaders, and heroes.
Rarer still is the chance to keep doing that for many years.
It was about a year ago that I first realized I was closing in on an important milestone in my author-interviewing career: my ten thousandth interview.
At first the number didn’t seem quite real. But there it was. Since 1985, I had sat down with an author, and talked with them about their book, nearly ten thousand times.
Then I began wondering who #10,000 would be. Or should I leave even it to chance, the luck-of-the-schedule, like a store’s 10,000th customer?
No, I decided, I could not let such a distinction land randomly. To be sure, I have great respect for all the authors I interview, but I wanted this distinction – which is, after all, as much about the authors as it is me – to fall on someone special.
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January 29th, 2013
In the history olf our nation there have been more than two dozen assassination attempts on the President of the United States.
Four have been successful. But now, Beecher White — the hero of Brad Meltzer‘s thriller “The Inner Circle” discovers a killer in Washington, D.C., who’s meticulously recreating the crimes of these four assassins.
Historians have branded them as four lone wolves. But what if they were wrong?
In Meltzer’s new book “The Fifth Assassin” Beecher is about to discover the truth:
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April 17th, 2012
In 2010 thriller writer Brad Meltzer wrote a book that was more personal than any he’d ever written before. It was called “Heroes for My Son,” a collection of essays in tribute to dozens of men and women he thought would make excellent heroes for his own sons.
But Brad also has a daughter,
And she wanted a book of heroes, too.
Calling on inspiration a second time, Brad Meltzer now has come out with a volume called “Heroes for My Daughter.” Like its predecessor, this one contains the stories of many of the “usual suspects,” like Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart. But you’ll also find Tina Turner, Lisa Simpson, and the Three Stooges in here.
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