FIRST LINES FROM NEW BOOKS OUT TODAY: MARCH 19, 2012
"June, 1975. It’s not exaggerating to say that Lallie Paluza’s show is the highlight of my week."
What They Do in the Dark by Amanda Coe
“‘Nervous.’ It was not a word often associated with Margaret Thatcher, but that was how Ambassador Henderson found the prime minister in Downing Street on February 18, 1981. It was exactly a week before Thatcher’s first visit to meet the recently inaugurated fortieth president of the United States, Ronald Reagan.”
Reagan and Thatcher: The Difficult Relationship by Richard Aldous
"Surviving passengers and crew of Titanic owed their lives to two giants of transatlantic innovation, Samuel Morse and Guglielmo Marconi. Their combined achievements from opposite sides of the ocean established an incredible communication linkage, connecting continents, countries, and ships."
Titanic Tragedy: A New Look at the Lost Liner by John Maxtone-Graham