The 2018 Winter Olympics: The Good, the Bad, and Just Plain Silly

Hello, Loyal Readers, Several of you have told me you book clubs are now reading The Great Halifax Explosion, and I thank you! A few have even sent me photos of their groups — usually women, and always with wine, it seems — which I’ll be happy to post on my website and twitter accounts. […]

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Brandon Graham’s Motivation

Hello, Loyal Readers! HarperCollins/William Collins announced the sixth printing of The Great Halifax Explosion: A World War I Story of Treachery, Tragedy, and Extraordinary Heroism, and the Wall Street Journal selected it as one of the four titles for their Book of the Month Club for February, along with Madeleine Albright and others. All thanks […]

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Michigan State Reform Efforts Off to Discouraging Start

To listen to the audio version, click play. The local coverage of sexual assaults at Michigan State seemed to fly under the national radar for months, until hundreds of the victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar spoke up in court. Now it’s a national headline, and will be for years. The anger and outrage […]

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Michigan State’s Crisis of Leadership

Dear Loyal Readers, You probably anticipated this week’s subject: Michigan State’s crisis of leadership over the Larry Nassar scandal. Here it is, the longest audio I’ve ever done for Michigan Radio, and a written piece that also runs on Postgame.com, the long-form sports site that’s linked to Yahoo. I can’t say you’re going to enjoy […]

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A Golden Era for the Michigan-Michigan State Basketball Rivalry

Hello, Loyal Readers! Before we get on to the show, here’s my interview with the great Cynthia Canty on Michigan Radio’s Stateside show on the  Larry Nasser / MSU situation. I’m sure to have more to say about this next week. Meantime, you can order The Great Halifax Explosion here. Whatya waiting’ fer?!?! Thanks for […]

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The Great Halifax Explosion #1 in Michigan for Second Month – Thank You!

Hello, Loyal Readers! No blog today, but a happy update on The Great Halifax Explosion, and thanks to all of you for making this possible. Just a few days after announcing the book’s fourth printing, HarperCollins/William Morrow announced a fifth printing. So you keep buying ’em, we’ll keep printing ’em — promise! Here’s my interview […]

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