Voices From On High
Reality is boring. Augmented reality, however, is accompanied by “exclusive audio excerpts from Pulitzer Prize-winner David McCullough’s acclaimed audiobook, The Great Bridge.” In augmented reality, the usual meditative stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge is a nothing but a failed opportunity to learn more about history.
To eliminate any such waste, a social-media company called Read More
1776, by David McCullough. Simon and Schuster, 386 pages, $32.
To most Americans, the year 1776 summons up luminous images, particularly the signing of the Declaration of Independence. David McCullough’s new history of that year reminds us of the grime that went along with the glory. In this rendering, the great drama of Read More
Pop Presidential Biographer Shakes Up American Pantheon John Adams , by David McCullough. Simon & Schuster, 751 pages, $35.
Last November, in the waning months of the Clinton administration, an unfamiliar man approached the White House claiming to be the President of the United States. He was wearing a powdered wig and insisted that it Read More
To the best of my memory, I only met Marc Rich once. It was
quite a while ago, in the Swiss Alps, whence he’d fled after Spain-his original
on-the-lam lighting point-suddenly became too hot (the Feds had started to
close in on him with a serious extradition deal, and there were rumors that a
contract Read More