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  • Book review: 'Satori' by Don Winslow

    Book review: 'Satori' by Don Winslow
    Set during the Korean War and the onset of the Cold War, Don Winslow's "Satori," an entertaining, authorized prequel to the bestselling 1979 thriller "Shibumi" by Rodney William Whitaker (who wrote under the pen name Trevanian), is choked with every espionage and thriller cliché imaginable. The main character, Nicholai Hel (watch out — Hel's coming!), is an amalgam of superhero types found in books and pop culture: Think of a guy who's a mix of Caine from the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu," Ian Fleming's James Bond and James Fenimore Cooper's Natty Bumppo.
  • Book Review: 'The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris'

    Book Review: 'The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris'
    The Greater Journey Americans in Paris David McCullough Simon & Schuster: 560 pp., $37.50 For more than 40 years, David McCullough has brought the past to life in books distinguished by vigorous storytelling and vivid characterizations. He garnered...

    Historian's next stop: Paris

    Historian's next stop: Paris
    In one of his lesser known — but still exquisite — books, first published in 1992, David McCullough writes about painter Frederic Remington, an artist who captured the last glimmers of the twilight of the American West of the 19th century, a...

    Two centuries later, group seeks to bring home sailors killed off the shores of Tripoli

    Two centuries later, group seeks to bring home sailors killed off the shores of Tripoli
    For the American sailors off Tripoli — five of them from Maryland — it was a suicide mission: Sail the small ship heavy with explosives in among the enemy fleet, set the blast to go off in 15 minutes, jump into lifeboats and get as far away as...

    Culture Clash publishes 'Oh, Wild West!' trilogy

     
    Culture Clash's "Oh, Wild West!" publishes its trilogy of California plays, "Chavez Ravine," "Zorro in Hell!" and "Water & Power," in one volume.