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The Triumph & Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson

• <b>Author:</b> Joseph A. Califano<p>From Lyndon Johnson’s closest domestic adviser during the White House years comes a book in which “Johnson leaps out of the pages in all his raw and earthy glory” (<i>The New York Times Book Review</i>) that’s been called “a joy to read” (Stephen Ambrose, <i>The Washington Post Book</i> …

Ace The Technical Pilot Interview 2/E

• <b>Author:</b> Gary Bristow<p>Get your career off the ground with this updated guide to acing the technical pilot interview!<p>Written by an experienced airline pilot, <i>Ace the Technical Pilot Interview</i>, Second Edition is filled with more than 1000 questions and answers, many of them all-new. This practical study …

Why it's worth reading another Ben Hogan biography

<i>GolfDigest.com regularly highlights golf books we find of interest to readers. This week is:</i><p>By Tim Scott, Triumph Books, $25, hardcover, 384 pages<p>(Available in stores early March, via online retailers the week of Feb. 15)<p>More than 100 years after his birth, more than 60 years after his Triple Crown …

Ben Hogan

Dambusters

• <b>Author:</b> Max Arthur<p>On the night of 16-17 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers from 617 Squadron headed for Germany. Their mission, for which they had been trained under a cloak of absolute secrecy, was to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley and in doing so cripple the Nazi industrial war effort. It …

'Alphabetical' Tells The Story Behind Every Letter, A To Z

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet. But how did they get there, and why do they look the way they do? Michael Rosen tackles these questions and more in his new book <i>Alphabetical.</i><p>Nobody knows exactly why people started writing down sounds, Rosen tells NPR's Scott Simon. "All they can say is …

The Secret To Confidence

<i>This article was originally published on Medium. See more of the author's work here and find her on Twitter.</i><p>To be completely honest with you, I’m afraid of confidence.<p>I am petrified of having either too much of it or too little, so I always err on the side of too little. I call this the state of …

Genius

• <b>Author:</b> James Gleick<p><b>New York Times Bestseller: This life story of the quirky physicist is “a thorough and masterful portrait of one of the great minds of the century” (The New York Review of Books).</b> Raised in Depression-era Rockaway Beach, physicist Richard Feynman was irreverent, eccentric, and …

11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention and Concentration | The Art of Manliness

In this series on mastering your attention, we have emphasized the fact that attention is not just the ability to focus on a single task without …

Clapton

• <b>Author:</b> Eric Clapton<p><b>With striking intimacy and candor, Eric Clapton tells the story of his eventful and inspiring life in this poignant and honest autobiography.</b><p>More than a rock star, Eric Clapton is an icon, a living embodiment of the history of rock music. Well known for his reserve in a …

The 50 Best First Sentences in Fiction

In a 2013 interview with Joe Fassler, horror fiction maestro Stephen King reflected on the magnitude of a novel’s introductory sentence. “An opening …

Literature

Serial Killers

• <b>Author:</b> William Murray<p>Serial Killers<p>A well-liked, respected, caring pillar of the community – or an outsider, socially inept and with a frightening appearance? Wearing many different masks, serial killers are among the most disturbing and dangerous violent criminals in existence.<p>They are …

Aerial Adventures

• <b>Author:</b> Tom Haines and Others<p>The best thing a pilot can do with his or her pilot certificate, of course, is to use it. The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s editors and writers have been flying for decades, on average, for both enjoyment and business. Over the years they have flown in, over, …

Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

• <b>Author:</b> Federal Aviation Administration<p><i>Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge</i>, created by the Federal Aviation Administration, is the official reference manual for pilots at all levels. An indispensable and invaluable encyclopedia, it deals with all aspects of aeronautical information.<p>Each …

Havana Nocturne

• <b>Author:</b> T. J. English<p>In modern-day Havana, the remnants of the glamorous past are everywhere—old hotel-casinos, vintage American cars & flickering neon signs speak of a bygone era that is widely familiar & often romanticized, but little understood. In Havana Nocturne, T.J. English offers a …

Earin Wireless Earbuds

Love music but hate cables? Earin may well be the perfect solution if that´s your case! These are the world´s smallest wireless earbuds, as they say, …

The Great Hurricane: 1938

• <b>Author:</b> Cherie Burns<p>On the night of September 21,1938, news on the radio was full of the invasion of Czechoslovakia. There was no mention of any severe weather. By the time oceanfront residents noticed an ominous color in the sky, it was too late to escape. In an age before warning systems and the …

Study Tips for College Success | The Art of Manliness

When 160,000 undergraduates in the University of California system were asked to name the obstacles that impeded their academic success, the students …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Zodiac Unmasked

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Graysmith<p><b>Robert Graysmith reveals the true identity of Zodiac—America's most elusive serial killer.</b><br>Between December 1968 and October 1969 a hooded serial killer called Zodiac terrorized San Francisco. Claiming responsibility for thirty-seven murders, he manipulated the media with …

Devil At My Heels

• <b>Author:</b> Louis Zamperini & David Rensin<p>An "inspirational" and "extraordinary" memoir of one of the most courageous of the greatest generation, <i>Devil at My Heels</i> is a must-read for anyone who read and loved <i>Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption</i> by Lauren Hillenbrand. …

This Ex-Apple Engineer's New App Turns Your iPad Into A Second Display For Your Mac

Instead of letting your iPad collect dust when you're not using it, Duet Display turns your iPad into a second display for your Mac, using the iPad's charging cord to connect to your computer.<p>The app was created by Rahul Dewan, an engineer who worked at Apple for three years on the iPad and iMac.<p>"A …

Apps

Hemingway Stories Brought To Life In Hilarious 15-Second Videos

What better way to make use of Instagram's video platform -- designed with the attention-deficient in mind -- than to very quickly summarize Ernest Hemingway's famous novels? The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park has done just that, and has managed to poke fun at the plotlessness of some of …

A Spy Among Friends

• <b>Author:</b> Ben Macintyre & John le Carré<p><b>Master storyteller Ben Macintyre’s most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century’s greatest spy story.</b><p>Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain’s counterintelligence against the Soviet …

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Kotkin Biography Reveals Stalin's Evil Pragmatism

Legend has it that the Russian leader was an evil idiot. But Stephen Kotkin's new biography reveals a learned despot who acted cunningly to take …

American Rock Gods: Guy Webster's Intimate Portraits

Photographer Guy Webster captured everyone from Hendrix to Dylan and the Stones in their counterculture heyday.<p>11.30.14 6:45 AM ET<p>Guy Webster

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …