If glowing reviews are any indication, Virginia author Beth Macy’s debut book Factory Man may be one of the most talked-about nonfiction books of the season. “This is Ms. Macy’s first book, but it’s in a class with other runaway debuts like Laura Hillenbrand’s Seabiscuit and Katherine Boo’s Behind the Beautiful Forevers,” wrote Janet Maslin in The New York Times.
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of some of the most pivotal events of the Civil Rights Movement. We’re reflecting on the pioneers who fought for equality and tolerance in that defining time, but we’re also looking for today’s civil rights heroes. They’re out there, and we need your help finding them.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch is known for a lot of things, but brevity is not one of them. The nation’s authority on the turbulent 1960s, Branch wrote a three-book series—America in the King Years—that captured his 24 years of research in a definitive narrative history of the Civil Rights era.
My colleague Jennifer Cole has a huge crush on Thomas Jefferson. (She claims it’s his legacy in the food world, but I think she has a thing for a guy with a quill pen.) She Google-stalked him, curious if in his younger days TJ happened to be hot.