Ever since I learned that the Broadway musical "Hamilton" was inspired by a prizewinning biography, my mind has been roaming over other books about the Founding Fathers that are feats of great storytelling.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, Aug. 14, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2016, The Nielsen Co.
They came not to bury punk but to praise it. Twenty years ago, Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain published "Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk" with Grove Press. The format was ingenious - no single person could lay claim to know the whole of the sprawling, anarchically creative, drug-riddled scene.
3D Systems played a crucial role in the rehabilitation of Grecia, a toucan in Costa Rica that lost the majority of its upper beak after an attack. The Rock Hill company made it a 3-D beak. Grecia's story will be featured in Animal Planet's Toucan Nation.
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Toucan Nation trailer
Lewisville football coach Will Mitchell previews upcoming Blacksburg game
Bond denied for Chester mother charged in newborn's death