Even Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick himself describes the story of his life — from growing up on welfare in Chicago to thriving in business and politics — as "improbable."That's why the word is part of the title of his new memoir, A Reason to Believe: Lessons from an Improbable Life.
When journalist Peter Godwin snuck into his native Zimbabwe after President Robert Mugabe lost a 2008 election, he writes that he expected "to dance on Robert Mugabe's political grave."But that was before Mugabe — the then 84-year-old leader of Zimbabwe — refused to give up power.
Fifty years ago one of the world's most notorious war criminals sat in a courtroom for a trial that would be among the first in history to be completely televised.That man was Adolf Eichmann — and he had been in charge of transporting millions of European Jews to death camps.A year before the 1961 t
When Frank Calabrese Jr. was a teenager, his father came home one night and took him into the bathroom for a chat."He used to like to talk in the bathroom with the fan going and the water running in case there was any kind of bugs in the house," says Frank Jr.