Former academic Bob Duffy is a Maryland author and brand consultant. His writing credits range from scholarly articles about literary history and film to commentaries on business strategy and emerging online technologies. As an ad agency vice president, Bob founded and led a national research and strategy practice serving large organizations He has spoken and led workshops on digital branding throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Far East, and his articles have appeared in Social Media Today, Literature-Film Quarterly, Government Executive, and Public Relations Quarterly, among many other periodicals. He also makes occasional forays into short fiction (riverbabble, Friday Flash Fiction).
21 entries by Bob Duffy
By Walter Isaacson
A captivating study of the towering Renaissance innovator and genius.
By Louise Erdrich
A dystopian (yet moving) meditation on motherhood and politics
By Christophe Boltanski; translated by Laura Marris
A Parisian manse becomes a metaphorical frame for a century of memories.
By Virginia Rounding
An authoritative chronicle of the gruesome era when religious dissenters met their end at the stake.
A 16th-century Christian concubine captures the heart of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent.
By Jonathan Silvertown
A fascinating discussion of the science and anthropology behind today’s human diet.
By Timothy H. Edgar
An expert — and laser-focused — discussion of electronic intelligence-gathering in the aftermath of an epic security breach.
Edited by Lee Child
Pop-fiction powerhouses pair off by gender to take down short-story miscreants.
By Dennis Lehane
A compulsively readable — if formulaic — new thriller from a master of the genre.
By Jennifer T. Roberts
An erudite retelling of the brutal long-ago clashes.
By Edward Jay Epstein
Is the infamous leaker a patriot or pariah? A veteran author tries to untangle the truth.
A Cambridge don serves up a tongue-in-cheek guide to classical etiquette.
By Sarah Gristwood
A detail-rich chronicle of the Continent’s most formidable — if often unsung — monarchs.
By Mike Roberts
Whether it’s really a novel or a collection of short stories, this work serves up insight, wit, and a sympathetic rendering of the millennial tribe.
By Jules Feiffer
This funny, masterly prequel to 2014’s Kill My Mother mines noir gold.
By Cass R. Sunstein
A prominent legal scholar and social commentator attempts to interpret the blockbuster franchise
By David Baldacci
P.I. Amos Decker is back in this latest thriller from the bestselling author