At Los Alamos
The physicists who developed The Bomb could scarcely contain their fascination with it, as Jeremy Bernstein ...
Mr. Dooley Now and Forever
This fictitious Chicago Irish barkeep viewed life 100 years ago with biting truths and witty appraisals, ...
Peanuts, Popcorn & American Presidents
Ray Robinson surveys the presidential attitude toward baseball since the early 20th century, separating the enthusiasts ...
The brutal struggle for independence in French Algeria ripped apart French society and became a shameful ...
Wounded Knee 1973: Still Bleeding
The 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee by American Indians, defying the U.S. government, provoked anger that ...
Mostly He Won
A tale of large personalities involved in an intense, brainy competition—the Fischer-Spassky 1972 world championship chess ...
The Art of Money-Getting
A plum for young men on the rise, from the most gifted advocate for the Gospel ...
The Hundred Days' War
Roosevelt battles the Great Depression with the most furious period of legislative activity in American history.
The Revolt of Henrik Ibsen
The distinguished critic Robert Brustein explores the impact of Ibsen on the modern theater.
Wounded Knee 1973: Still Bleeding
The 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee by American Indians, defying ...
Now and Then Twitter Giveaway
It's time for a serious nonfiction giveaway!
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Press Release: Did Free Content Kill the American Newspaper?
Now and Then Reader, the publisher of original short-form nonfiction books for Kindle, Nook, iPad and other popular e-readers, will give away free copies of ProPublica general manager Richard Tofel’s Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future, it was announced today by co-founder and chief editor Ivan R. Dee. Available for free download from February 8-15 through Apple’s iBookstore this book offers fresh insights into how and why free content brought on the downfall of print journalism....
University dean questions the value of college education
New Kindle book looks at the costs and declining benefits of American higher education LOS ANGELES, CA - January 25, 2012 - Given the current economic climate, obtaining a college degree -- or beyond, some would argue -- is a requirement for finding quality work. But the value of that education, in terms of both dollars and intellectual importance, has never been more in question, argues a former university dean in a new book released this month. As tuition rises ...
‘High and Tight’ celebrates Hank Greenberg: The Jewish Slugger
On the 100th anniversary of Greenberg’s birth, Ray Robinson remembers the man, the player, and the prejudice he overcame. ----- Before A-Rod and Pujols, before even Maris and Mantle, only one hitter ever challenged Babe Ruth's now-broken record for home runs in a season. It was Hank Greenberg, prodigious slugger for the Detroit Tigers and one of the most feared hitters in 1930s tand 1940s baseball. Greenberg, with his 6'4'' frame and premier power, was also Jewish. On the 100th ...
John F. Kennedy's Women tells the Story of a Sexual Obsession
LOS ANGELES, CA - January 05, 2012 - “Millions of people around the world consider John F. Kennedy a great president. He tried to reduce the risk of nuclear holocaust by miscalculation. He was a catalyst for activism among the nation’s youth, as shown by his support for the Peace Corps. His major speeches on civil rights, détente with the Soviet Union, and the nuclear test ban were brilliant. On the other hand, there were unfortunate blemishes and failures on ...
Now and Then Reader Launches
Now and Then Reader, a new digital publishing house co-founded by industry veteran Ivan R. Dee, today announced the publication of five nonfiction titles now available for download through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBookstore, and Google Books. The lineup is headlined by "Holy Cow 2000: The Strange Election of George W. Bush," an eye-opening account of the 2000 presidential election by Kenneth O’Reilly, author of "Nixon’s Piano" and "Racial Matters," a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. ...