Walter Isaacson's recent biography of Jobs revealed much about the man and his life. Now Adam Lashinsky, Fortune magazine editor-at-large, takes us "Inside Apple" to reveal "how America's most admired –– and secretive –– company really works."
‘Inside Apple’ by Adam Lashinsky
Much of the charisma surrounding the late Steve Jobs and his company, Apple, sprang from the secrecy that surrounded them both –– we just never knew what was really going on. Walter Isaacson's recent biography of Jobs revealed much about the man and his life. Now Adam Lashinsky, Fortune magazine editor-at-large, takes us "Inside Apple" to reveal "how America's most admired –– and secretive –– company really works."
‘Mary Boleyn’ by Alison Weir
Alison Weir is rapidly becoming the most prominent historian on the Tudor period. In her latest well-researched biography, she takes as her subject a woman recently made famous through Phillipa Gregory's popular historical novel, "The Other Boleyn Girl." "Mary Boleyn" was Anne's older sister and the former mistress of both Henry VIII and his enemy Francoise I of France. As many of the young women in Henry's sphere, she was the pawn of her ambitious family, yet she was able to make her way in the treacherous Tudor court despite her sister's downfall. Eventually banished from the royal household, Mary lived in relative obscurity and died of natural causes.
‘The House I Loved’ by Tatiana de Rosnay
In the 1860s, Emperor Napoleon III had nearly 60 percent of Paris torn down to make way for the broad boulevards and elegant buildings we see today. Tatiana de Rosnay, author of the popular “Sarah's Key,” sets her latest novel, "The House I Loved," during this tumultuous time. As the demolition crews draw close, widowed Rose Bazelet remains in the house that has been central to her life, determined to save it. To pass the hours, she writes letters to her long dead husband, eventually coming to terms with the 30-year-old secret she was never able to reveal to him.
‘Agent 6’ by Tom Rob Smith
With "Agent 6," Tom Rob Smith brings to a close his acclaimed trilogy featuring Soviet police detective Leo Demidov. In his final case, Leo investigates the murder of his wife, Raisa, who is killed in New York City while on a "peace tour" with her daughters –– a political mission Leo is pointedly not allowed to join. It will take him years to find the answers surrounding her death, which have all been buried in the evil permeating the country he has served for so long.
‘The Lost Empire of Atlantis’ by Gavin Menzies
Former Royal Navy submarine captain-turned-historian Gavin Menzies created somewhat of a sensation several years ago when he postulated the Chinese not only discovered America but touched off the Renaissance as well. In his latest entertaining book, he brings to light the long forgotten civilization of the Minoans, who also discovered America and traveled as far North as England. He reveals their far-reaching influence and tragic destruction, and in so doing, supplies some answers to one of the world's greatest mysteries in “The Lost Empire of Atlantis.”
‘The Demi-Monde: Winter’ by Rod Rees
Imagine a world full of the very worst man has to offer, where racial and cultural hatred foster unpredictable violence. Add to that some of the most evil people in history, including Hitler, Torquemada and a couple Borgias. Mold it all into a virtual environment and you have an effective military training program. In the year 2018, such a virtual world exists, and the president's daughter, Norma, is trapped in it. Ella Thomas, a young jazz singer, is assigned to locate Norma and bring her out, but once inside, she realizes that the boundaries between the real world and this half world are dangerously wearing away. Rod Rees makes his terrific debut with series opener "The Demi-Monde: Winter."