Ira Rosen, Ticking Clock: Behind the Scenes at 60 Minutes

JCCNS 4 Community Rd., Marblehead, MA

In this shocking tell-tale, two-time Peabody Award-win­ning writer and pro­duc­er Ira Rosen reveals the inti­mate, untold sto­ries of his decades at Amer­i­ca’s most icon­ic news show. When he walked into the 60 Min­utes offices in June 1980, Rosen knew he was about to enter tele­vi­sion his­to­ry. His career cat­a­pult­ed him to the heights of TV […]

Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Shanda: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy

JCCNS 4 Community Rd., Marblehead, MA

Shan­da (shame or dis­grace in Yid­dish), tells the sto­ry of three gen­er­a­tions of 20th-cen­tu­ry Jews for whom the desire to fit in and the fear of pub­lic humil­i­a­tion either drove their aspi­ra­tions or crushed their spir­it. In her deeply engag­ing, aston­ish­ing­ly can­did mem­oir, author and activist Let­ty Cot­tin Pogre­bin expos­es the fiercely guarded lies and […]

Eric Jay Dolin, Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American Revolution

JCCNS 4 Community Rd., Marblehead, MA

In Rebels at Sea, best-selling historian and author, Eric Jay Dolin, contends that privateers, though often seen as profiteers at best and pirates at worst, were in fact critical to the American Revolution’s outcome. Armed with cannons, swivel guns, muskets, and pikes―as well as government documents granting them the right to seize enemy ships―thousands of […]

Gioia Diliberto, Coco at the Ritz

Boston Yacht Club 1 Front Street, Marblehead, MA

One morn­ing in late August 1944, as World War II draws to a close, Coco Chanel is arrest­ed in her suite at the Ritz Hotel in Paris on charges of trea­son to France, stem­ming from her romance with a Nazi spy. Her two-hour inter­ro­ga­tion at the Pre­fec­ture of Police offers a grip­ping bat­tle of wits […]

Weina Dai Randel, The Last Rose of Shanghai

JCCNS 4 Community Rd., Marblehead, MA

Aiyi Shao, a young heiress and the own­er of a for­mer­ly pop­u­lar and glam­orous Shang­hai night­club, and Ernest Reis­mann, a pen­ni­less Jew­ish refugee dri­ven out of Ger­many, are drawn togeth­er by fate and the free­dom of music in Japan­ese-occu­pied Shang­hai. When Aiyi hires Ernest to play piano at her club, her defi­ance of cus­tom caus­es […]

Avi Shemtov, The Simcha Cookbook

JCCNS 4 Community Rd., Marblehead, MA

In Hebrew, simcha means “joy and celebration” and Chef Avi Shemtov’s food has been filling diners with these delicious emotions for several years at his restaurant Simcha, located in Sharon, Massachusetts. Now, with The Simcha Cookbook, you can recreate the delectable dishes that honor the traditions of Shemtov’s Turkish-Israeli roots, with contemporary flavor-forward twists: Yemenite […]

B.A. Shapiro, Metropolis

JCCNS 4 Community Rd., Marblehead, MA

This mas­ter­ful nov­el of psy­cho­log­i­cal sus­pense from the New York Times best­selling author of The Art Forg­er fol­lows a cast of unfor­get­table char­ac­ters whose lives inter­sect when a har­row­ing acci­dent occurs at the Metrop­o­lis Stor­age Ware­house in Cam­bridge. B.A. Shapiro’s Metropolis introduces us to a cast of intriguing characters: Serge is a home­less street pho­tog­ra­ph­er […]

Mark Arsenault, The Imposter’s War

JCCNS 4 Community Rd., Marblehead, MA

The Imposter’s War is the shock­ing his­to­ry of the espi­onage and infil­tra­tion of Amer­i­can media dur­ing WWI and a riv­et­ing nar­ra­tive of the courageous newsman who changed the course of history by exposing it. In the lead-up to America’s entry into the First World War, Ger­many spent the mod­ern equiv­a­lent of one bil­lion dol­lars to […]

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