David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” is a painful but essential book in understanding American history. It’s of the same rank and nature as Dee Brown’s 1970 classic, “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.”
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 16, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.
What caused Colonial settlers to run away to join up with Native American tribes, and what does that have to do with recent combat veterans returning home to find themselves missing life in the war zone? Best-selling author Sebastian Junger explores the human need for the kind of strong, intimate bonds that can be found in tribal societies in his 2016 book "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging."
We're halfway through the year already – yikes, more than halfway. How did this happen? And are you worried? Forget that nonsense about how the days are getting shorter – you won't notice that until sometime in late August, when the slant of the sun is suddenly a buttery gold and the shadows grow long. The real issue is this: Where are you with your reading goals?
"There are no facts in Jamaica," the folk saying goes, "only versions." That's the fitting epigraph to Roger Steffens' "So Much Things to Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley," published by W.W. Norton.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, July 9, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan (c) 2017 NPD Group.
Norma Bauerschmidt became a most unlikely world internet sensation after the 90-year-old Michigan widow said no to cancer treatment and yes to hitting the road in an RV with her son and his wife and their poodle.