2014-04-30Her life would be marked by scandal and suspicion, worship and adoration?At the tender age of fourteen, Livia Drusilla overhears her father and fellow aristocrats plotting the assassination of Julius Caesar. Proving herself an astute confidante, she becomes her father?s chief political asset?and reluctantly enters into an advantageous marriage to a prominent military officer. Her mother tells her, ?It is possible for a woman to influence public affairs,? reminding Livia that?whi(read more)
2007-11-26List Price: $19.58Price: $17.13You Save: $2.45 (13%)1 used & new from $17.13When this series was first broadcast on National Public Radio in 1981, it generated the largest response in the network's history: 50,000 letters and phone calls in a single week, an audience of 750,000 per episode, and a subsequent 40-percent jump in NPR listenership. This landmark production, perhaps the most ambitious radio project ever attempted, began when Star Wars creator George Lucas donated the story rights to an NPR affiliate. Writer Brian Daley adapted the film's high(read more)
2009-05-25List Price: $19.58Preceding the phenomenal success of Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie, in which Albom discusses his weekly visits with his mentor, Morrie, as Morrie faces death from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Morrie Schwartz published his own book, Morrie: In His Own Words. Schwartz intended his words to be read by people dying of terminal illnesses with passages titled ,"Living with Physical Limitations," "Grieving for Your Losses," and "Reviewing the Past." Yet, just as in the cas(read more)
2013-10-21List Price: $19.58An Amazon Best Book of the Month, October 2013: It's hard to articulate just how much--and why--The Goldfinch held such power for me as a reader.? Always a sucker for a good boy-and-his-mom story, I probably was taken in at first by the cruelly beautiful passages in which 13-year-old Theo Decker tells of the accident that killed his beloved mother and set his fate. But even when the scene shifts--first Theo goes to live with his schoolmate?s picture-perfect (except it i(read more)
2014-03-09List Price: $19.58All three books of the NY Times Bestselling Fixed Trilogy are included in this bundle. ... (read more)
2014-04-17Kepler-186f orbits an M dwarf star in the constellation Cygnus. More importantly, it's the first confirmed Earth-size, potentially habitable planet elsewhere in the universe.
2014-03-21Trying too hard can be counterproductive and unattractive. Use your brain's cognitive control regions to shut down your brain's cognitive control regions.
2014-04-12Tiger Woods is not much mentioned anymore at this Masters as the fact of his forced absence owing to injury has now been fully absorbed and assimilated.
2014-04-16We spent a day in the new Hard Rock Rocksino at the old Northfield thoroughbred track, south of Cleveland. I could brag that I won $148.
2014-04-05Fact checking wastewater potential, what happens to the money TMD set aside for the big (botched) Balboa Park Centennial, and what we learned this week.