Martin B. Deutsch created
Frequent Flyer magazine in 1980 and was editor-in-chief and publisher for 15 years. He also wrote a column called "Up Front" for
Frequent Flyer during those years. In a career that has spanned seven decades, he has published and edited dozens of other travel magazines, including
Travel Management Daily and
Travel Age. For many years, he also wrote columns for
Travel Agent magazines. After Joe Brancatelli created JoeSentMe.com in 2001, he called on Deutsch, his former boss at
Frequent Flyer, to create its noncommercial format. He is based in New York.
DECEMBER 19: ALL THE PRESIDENT'S BOOKS II
With a monumental election on the way, here is a perfect gift idea: great books about presidents past. Here is a collection of books about leaders from the 20th century.
DECEMBER 12: ALL THE PRESIDENT'S BOOKS I
With a monumental election on the way, here is a perfect gift idea: great books about presidents past. Here is a collection of books about leaders from the 18th and 19th century.
NOVEMBER 21: A GREAT MAN PAINTED OVER
A dead painter is "the great man," but it's three women in his life that have a tantalizing secret in a 2007 novel of the art world.
SEPTEMBER 26: LAST MAN STANDING AT PAN AM
How do you keep Pan Am's legacy alive? Jeff Kriendler, one of the airline's last execs standing, knows how to do it even while battling illness.
AUGUST 22: TARA WESTOVER EDUCATES US ALL
Educated: A Memoir
has been atop the best-seller list for 77 weeks and it has won raves from everyone from Bill Gates to Barack Obama. It's that good, an astonishing work for a come-from-nowhere, first-time author.
JUNE 27: ON THE MURDER OF A PRESIDENT
James Garfield, a healthy, 49-year-old president, is robbed of his life by epic malpractice. Destiny of the Republic
explains how it happened.
MAY 9: IN THE COMPANY OF GOONS
A Visit From the Goon Squad
by Jennifer Egan is jumbled, a sprawling "novel" with many moving parts. It's also a fun read about the music industry and how time changes our perception of almost everything.
MARCH 26: MY PERSONAL OPERA PLAYLIST
This is a huge moment for opera. A live Wagner opera will be broadcast on cinema screens nationwide this weekend. And next weekend is the premier of the 13th season of Great Performances at the Met on PBS stations. Here's my personal playlist to help you discover the best of opera.
FEBRUARY 14: SECRETS AND THE LIVES THEY CREATE
There is an easy charm to Jennifer Egan's writing that I like. And I'm clearly not alone. Her latest novel, Manhattan Beach
, is a big seller.