Category Archives: Recommendations

Spellbinding: Erik Larson’s “In the Garden of Beasts”

If you only read one book this year, this should be it.  Erik Larson’s “In the Garden of Beasts” is phenomenal – engrossing, disturbing, and fascinating. The book provides a riveting account of the real-life exploits of William Dodd and … Continue reading

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Hitler: “Propaganda is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert”

I urge you to visit the Washington Holocaust Museum’s powerful and disturbing special exhibit “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda.” The exhibit provides graphic and engrossing proof that Hitler, Goebbels, and the Nazis were master propagandists, brainwashing many … Continue reading

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A Must-Read: Wendy Walker’s Fabulous New Book

For decades my friend Wendy Walker has been a behind-the-scenes CNN superstar. Now she’s pulled back the curtain, sharing her remarkable story with us.  Her new book, Producer: Lessons Shared from 30 Years in Television, is a terrific read –- … Continue reading

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Top Ten: Superb Web Sites I Try to Read Every Day

1.  Long War Journal: Unrivaled, in-depth coverage of conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and other hot spots.  Site overseer Bill Roggio was once one of my fiercest critics. 2.  Wired’s Danger Room: Snarky and insightful, focused on “what’s next … Continue reading

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The Ticket: Essential Reading for ATL Travelers

Take it from me, a three million miler with Delta Air Lines, Chris McGinnis’s THE TICKET blog is must-reading for those of us who travel often via the monstrous Atlanta airport.  The site provides valuable and timely tips, news, and … Continue reading

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Three Must-Read Media Writers

1.  Michael Calderone, Yahoo’s Upshot: Now reporting for Yahoo’s snappy new Upshot blog, Calderone earned an impressive, hard-charging reputation at Politico and the New York Observer.  He cranks out several reports a day. 2.  Brian Stelter, New York Times: His … Continue reading

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