Bob Duffy

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

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Leonardo Da Vinci

By Walter Isaacson

A captivating study of the towering Renaissance innovator and genius.

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A dystopian (yet moving) meditation on motherhood and politics

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The Safe House: A Novel

By Christophe Boltanski; translated by Laura Marris

A Parisian manse becomes a metaphorical frame for a century of memories.

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An authoritative chronicle of the gruesome era when religious dissenters met their end at the stake.

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A 16th-century Christian concubine captures the heart of Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent.

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A fascinating discussion of the science and anthropology behind today’s human diet.

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An expert — and laser-focused — discussion of electronic intelligence-gathering in the aftermath of an epic security breach.

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MatchUp

Edited by Lee Child

Pop-fiction powerhouses pair off by gender to take down short-story miscreants.

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Since We Fell: A Novel

By Dennis Lehane

A compulsively readable — if formulaic — new thriller from a master of the genre.

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By John Julius Norwich

A famed historian offers a fascinating look at the intersecting reigns of several powerful rulers.

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An erudite retelling of the brutal long-ago clashes.

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Is the infamous leaker a patriot or pariah? A veteran author tries to untangle the truth.

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A Cambridge don serves up a tongue-in-cheek guide to classical etiquette.

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A detail-rich chronicle of the Continent’s most formidable — if often unsung — monarchs.

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By Leo Braudy

A scholarly yet readable treatise on things that go bump in the night.

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By Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

The incredible tale of a learning-challenged turncoat pilfering intel for Libya.

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Cannibals in Love: A Novel

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.

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This funny, masterly prequel to 2014’s Kill My Mother mines noir gold.

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The World According to Star Wars

By Cass R. Sunstein

A prominent legal scholar and social commentator attempts to interpret the blockbuster franchise

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The Last Mile

By David Baldacci

P.I. Amos Decker is back in this latest thriller from the bestselling author

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By Barney Hoskyns

When sex, drugs, and (folk) rock ‘n’ roll took up residence in a sleepy New York village