| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:30 PM
For the American sailors off Tripoli — five of them from Maryland — it was a suicide mission: Sail the small ship heavy with explosives in among the enemy fleet, set the blast to go off in 15 minutes, jump into lifeboats and get as far away as...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 4:38 PM
"The Count of Monte Cristo," "The Man in the Iron Mask" and "The Corsican Brothers": Who doesn't love a good swashbuckler, complete with flashing swords, romantic couples and all manner of derring-do? Hen's Tooth Video, which specializes in the hard to...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Let's take a moment to acknowledge actor Adam Sandler's significant contribution to American humor. Not that his early work on “Saturday Night Live” or his numerous films have been particularly amusing, but that his movies have inspired some...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 4:27 PM
I'm still swamped, so my list today is somewhat truncated. I figured I'd let you guys do the work. My question is: Who are the best duos in historical fiction? I read a lot of the stuff, so I'll offer......
| Aug 2, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Culture Clash's "Oh, Wild West!" publishes its trilogy of California plays, "Chavez Ravine," "Zorro in Hell!" and "Water & Power," in one volume....
| May 30, 2010
This summer Andre Dawson will become the latest Chicago Cubs legend enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Cubs fans making the trek to Cooperstown, N.Y., for Dawson's induction July 25 should know there is a lot more to the upstate New York...
| Apr 27, 2011
Set during the Korean War and the onset of the Cold War, Don Winslow's "Satori," an entertaining, authorized prequel to the bestselling 1979 thriller "Shibumi" by Rodney William Whitaker (who wrote under the pen name Trevanian), is choked with every...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 8:44 AM
In one of his lesser known — but still exquisite — books, first published in 1992, David McCullough writes about painter Frederic Remington, an artist who captured the last glimmers of the twilight of the American West of the 19th century, a...
| May 29, 2011
The Greater Journey
Americans in Paris
Simon & Schuster: 560 pp., $37.50
For more than 40 years, David McCullough has brought the past to life in books distinguished by vigorous storytelling and vivid characterizations. He garnered...
| Apr 27, 2008
By Nick Owchar
Like many an excellent chronicler of village life, Lauren Groff gives us early in "The Monsters of Templeton" (Voice/Hyperion: 364 pp., $24.95) an ensemble view of the citizens of Templeton, a place very closely modeled on Cooperstown, N....
| Jun 13, 2007
With the 2007 Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, Natty Bumppo has traded his buckskins for some designer jeans.
Yes, Natty Bumppo, hero of James Fenimore Cooper's "Leatherstocking Tales," the great woody prose of which has prompted many an undergraduate to...
| Mar 12, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Note: Larry's Daily Mirror posts this year focus on clips from 1920 and 1960, so I will be watching movies from those years and writing about them on alternate weeks. After last weekâs post on Roger Cormanâs âThe Little Shop of Horrors,â Mr....