Can America ‘Hold the Line’?

There have been many books about the Jan. 6 insurrection.

Doubtless there will be many more to come.

But you will be hard-pressed to find one more visceral, more frightening, more damning that Michael Fanone’s “Hold the Line: The Insurrection and One Cop’s Battle for America’s Soul.”

Fanone, in video footage of that day seen round the world, was a Metropolitan Police Department officer defending the Capitol when the angry mob of Trump supporters yanked him out of the building and almost killed him.

He was repeatedly Tased, beaten with a Blue Lives Matter flagpole, and kicked.

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No Way to Treat a Dame

Dame Agatha Christie (Photo: Christie Archive Trust)
Dame Agatha Christie (Photo: Christie Archive Trust)

It’s a puzzle almost worthy of the Queen of Mystery.

Why is someone sabotaging the works of Agatha Christie?

Christie is the mostly widely published writer in the world, selling more than 2 billion books worldwide, second only to the Bible and Shakespeare, according to her publisher William Morrow.

But for a writer so lucrative, why is William Morrow doing such a criminally poor job showcasing Christie’s work?

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Ronan Farrow’s ‘Catch and Kill’ is the Best Thriller You’ll Read All Year

"Catch and Kill" coverOf all the horrifying stories in Ronan Farrow’s new book, “Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators,” one aside, barely a paragraph, haunts me.

A victim of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein finally worked up the nerve to broach the subject of her alleged sexual assault with her therapist.

Not long after, she spotted her therapist at Weinstein movie premiere.

Her therapist was a producer on the film.

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