This is a Regency-era adventure filled with crazy plots to prevent Napoleon from invading England, a romance with a famous masked hero, and a plucky heroine who wants in on the swashbuckling action. The back-of-the-book description doesn't do justice to the humor in Willig's writing style. This is a quick, fun read with many more books in the series to follow.
Another great book by Erik Larson! He includes so many details in his stories that make you understand the past as if you'd live it yourself. If you have an interest in the Titanic and other shipwrecks, you'll want to read about the Lusitania.
Once again Robert Kurson takes us under the water to the past, this time to relive pirate adventures in the Dominican Republic. One of history's best known pirates, Joseph Bannister, was said to have lost his ship The Golden Fleece in the waters near the island during a battle with the English Royal Navy in 1686. In the present day we follow John Chatterton and John Mattera when they decide it's worth almost everything to find that shipwreck. People having been looking for The Golden Fleece for years - will Chatterton and Mattera be able to do what no one else has been able to do?
An unflinching look into the abusive childhood of actor Alan Cumming, and the parallels he sees in his story and that of his maternal grandfather, whom he never knew.
As usual with David McCullough, is a straightforward history of the inventors' passion and dedication to build the world's first airplane. It's amazing how a decade of hard work by Orville and Wilbur Wright changed the world forever.