NEWBURYPORT — A local author with a love of sailing has developed a niche by researching and producing books that focus on danger and disaster on the sea.
Author Mark Bowden starts his new book, "Hue 1968, A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam," by noting that for a journalist interested in history, the sweet spot is about 50 years.
William Quigley, a teacher at The Governor's Academy, will be speaking at the Newburyport Literary Festival at 3 p.m. Saturday (April 29) at City Hall on his new book, "Pure Heart: The Faith of a Father and Son in the War for a More Perfect Union."
The story of the Bounty, the tall ship that visited Newburyport in the summer of 2012, is recounted in the book, "Rescue of the Bounty."
There are many stats in collegiate sports but one of the most arresting is that about $13 billion is generated annually in Division I athletics.
Bill Walton was one of the greatest players in college and NBA history, and a member of the 1986 championship Boston Celtics.
With the appearance this month on Amazon of “The Apology,” Magnolia resident Eric Haggman takes a first ambitious step toward joining the ranks of advertising creative directors turned authors whose names will be known to anyone who has ever perused the paperback shelves of airport book shops.
Many nonfiction books these days focus on military and, or government sagas: Navy seals, Army commandos, generals who want to set their record straight.
Follow the football action as Gloucester's Fishermen take on Marblehead's Magicians at Piper Field in Marblehead tonight at 7.
This Saturday, a Gloucester church will celebrate with Renaissance music, while a Boston rock legend and Gloucester resident takes the stage in Beverly.
Rockport Middle and High School is welcoming three new administrators, along with a new district level director of student services, and parents will have a chance to meet them before school starts.
Recent horrific slayings in Chattanooga, Charleston and numerous inner cities suggest that violence is increasing.
Shooting deaths in Charleston, S.C., have reminded Americans that racial discord still exists in many communities.
There can never be enough books on local history, and one important addition is "The Holy Terror: Captain William Nichols," published recently by G. William Freeman.
One of the many strengths of popular historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is that she examines the lives of women in the careers of famous men - and thereby enriches her narrative.
Novelist John Grisham is among the best-selling authors in the country yet the literary preparation of this appealing story teller is as far away from the MFA - Iowa Writers Workshop profile as one can get.
Many authors have written important books about genocide but Boston University Professor Lou Ureneck, focusing on tragic events almost a century ago, has produced a "success story" involving the saving of thousands of lives.
Authors are known for wordy acknowledgements but author Ellen Meister has gone over the top - she has thanked more than 100,000 on the final pages of her new book, "Dorothy Parker Drank Here."
TV host Bill O'Reilly is one of the most prolific authors in the country, with more than a dozen best-sellers on subjects including Jesus, Kennedy and Hitler.
Here's an unlikely foundation for a book: A New York Times reporter gets fired for falsifying a high-profile cover story in the Sunday magazine, yet he uses the experience to write a book - and get it made into a movie!
Author Kate Bolick has identified a niche — the merits of being a single independent woman — and her career is going out the roof as a result.
Those starting in the working world are often urged to "do what you love," and author Vicki Croke appears to have succeeded in following that advice.
The American trio of Fitzgerald, Faulkner and Hemingway continues to live - notably, in fiction.
Journalists purportedly seek the truth but sometimes they search out lies and corruption so they can write best-selling books.
Boston sportswriter Bob Ryan will be appearing at the Newburyport Literary Festival on Saturday, April 25, and it will be interesting how many "sports fans" as opposed to "literature fans" will come out to hear him.
The story goes that writer Michael Shaara (1928-1988) was rejected many times before finding a publisher for his "The Killer Angels," the saga about the battle of Gettysburg.
The term "writer" can be interpreted in many ways and in the case of author Holly Robinson, the term suggests she is an experienced wordsmith who can produce text quickly, effectively and on deadline.
We've gotten a couple calls today on my story in the paper and online at gloucestertimes.com (click here for story) about the second phase of federal fishing disaster funds that the state is in the midst of distributing to federal and state permit holders, crew members, recreational and for-…
Amesbury mystery author Edith Maxwell’s story, “Just Desserts for Johnny,” has been nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story.
Entertainer Neil Patrick Harris is getting a great deal of great attention for his boffo performance as host of the recent Academy Awards presentation.
DANVERS — The Manchester Essex Regional High School boys basketball take on the Essex Technical High School team tonight at 7 in a Division 4 North clash.
This is my story and I'm sticking to it for all times, against all comers and at least until the obligatory contradictory and scandalous video tape emerges on TMZ and then I'll be retreating faster than you can say "The Maginot Line."
Books are published - and ignored - every day but one new work Your Scribe is looking forward to is "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania."
Eagles are part of the charm of the Merrimack River basin these days but only three decades ago they were a rare endangered raptor.
Michael Blanding, author of "The Map Thief," will be honored Friday, April 24, at opening night of the Newburyport Literary Festival.
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This Week's Circulars
Happy Heavenly Birthday In Loving Memory Of Ronald F. Roberts 1933 ~ July 24 ~ 2021 Memories are treasures no one can steal, death is a heartache no one can heal. Some may forget you now that you are gone, but we will remember you no matter how long. With Love Your Sons Ronald and Donald, gr…
Gloucester - Edmund P. Noble Jr., 68, of Gloucester, passed away Saturday evening, July 17, 2021, at his home. He was the husband of Faye (Paris) Noble. Born in Gloucester, he was the son of the late Edmund and Barbara L. (Goss) Noble. He was raised and educated in Gloucester and graduated f…