Noah Adams takes off on 19 seconds of history; book marks 100th anniversary of first flight
Noah Adams, the cohost of National Public Radio's All Things Considered, gave wings to his new book, The Flyers: In search of Wilbur and Orville Wright (Crown, October 2003), at Book Expo America 2003. In his trademark down-to-earth reporting style, Adams richly illustrated the scene at Kitty Hawk, and a walk along the first 19-second flight path. In a flight of fancy, Adams imagined a connection to the Wright brothers and his own great-grandfather and brings to light the intensely complex relationship the brothers shared with their sister Katherine and the role she played in their invention.
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Ted Kennedy stumps for John Kerry, offers season's readings: Senator Kennedy offers Paul Krugman's 'The Great Unraveling' as season's readings
Jhumpa Lahiri makes a big first impression: Pulitzer Prize winning author introduces first novel, 'The Namesake' at BookExpo America in Los Angeles
Ray Bradbury Takes a Bow at BEA: Bradbury makes dramatic appearance at BookExpo America, signs books for fans; Mancow, King, Schroeder, Koontz, and Rodriguez take questions
Madeleine Albright has the last laugh in her autobiography: Former UN Ambassador tells how she overcame challenges to become highest-ranking woman in U.S. government
Molly Ivins reports, old Doug Jones not doing well: Ivins presents her new book, 'Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush's America,' with droll humor and hard facts
Susan Orlean steals into town, arrests audience: Author of 'The Orchid Thief' discusses her style of personal journalism with students at the University of New Hampshire
Michael Moore wants to know--Dude, Where's My Country?: Michael Moore satirizes left and right in presentation of new book, 'Dude, Where's My Country?,' at BookExpo America 2003
Franken, O'Reilly, and Ivins battle at Book Expo 2003: In case you missed it, Al Franken and Bill O'Reilly clash while Molly Ivins holds her tongue
New York Is Book Country celebrates 25th year: New York City shuts down 5th Avenue for 25th year in a row to celebrate books and authors
Poet Doc Patrick Clary, Dying For Beginners.
At the heart of this poetry by Patrick Clary are often tough and sometimes terrible details, generated out of an intensely lived, closely observed life as an unarmed medic in platoons patrolling the jungles of Vietnam, an intern in the hospital emergency rooms of New York City, and a nationally recognized Poet-Doctor ministering tothe spiritual and bodily pains of theterminally ill in New Hampshire. His first book of poetry, Notes from a Loveletter, was published under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Martin Short stirs his humor with poignancy and empowerment.
Canadian-born actor, comedian, singer, producer and now author Martin Short reveals trade secrets and more in his appearance at BookExpo America.
iReadNet going dark.
The end of the world as we know it.
Eliot Schrefer weaves monkeys and apes into tales of survival and discovery for kids.
Author of both Adult and Young Adult fiction, and a two-time finalist for the National Book Award in Young People's Literature Eliot Schrefer gets up close and personal with bonobos, chimps, and orangutans to illuminate human behavior for Young Adults.