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Book News: The rise of audio original publishing

The rise of audio original publishing Aug 01 2021 In an article that leads with nonfiction author Erik Larson’s first foray into fiction, No One Goes Alone, a novella set in a haunted house on a fictional island off the coast of England, that will publish in September as a stand-alone audiobook from Penguin Random House Audio, the New York ...

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BookBrowse Membership Ezines: Current & Archived Issues

Dear BookBrowsers, In this issue, we bring you multiple reviews and Beyond the Book articles that feature women pushing back against the societal strictures that tried to contain them. Samantha Silva’s Love and Fury is a sensitive and inspiring work of historical fiction about the life of Mary Wollstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). In ...

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‘How the Word Is Passed’: The stories we tell about race

Poet and Atlantic staff writer Clint Smith, in his new book “How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America,” has created something subtle and extraordinary. In its pages are a combination of historical insight and personal discovery perhaps best described by a word from his own title: “reckoning.” The author, who is Black and ...

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Can “Alternative Facts” Survive the January 6th Investigation?

Photograph by Brendan Smialowski / Bloomberg / Getty In the immediate aftermath of January 6th, politicians from both parties vilified the mob’s assault. But Republicans scuttled plans for an independent commission to investigate the riot, and the select committee organized by House Democrats has been repeatedly attacked by Republicans. Still, this week, on the first day of hearings, several officers who ...

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‘The God Beat’: Journalists reflect on questions of meaning and transcendence

‘The God Beat’: Journalists reflect on questions of meaning and transcendence

The New Journalism movement of the 1960s and ’70s – in which writers like Joan Didion and Truman Capote blended subjective views with fictional techniques – “had a secularism problem,” argue Costica Bradatan and Ed Simon in the introduction of “The God Beat: What Journalism Says About Faith and Why It Matters.” New Journalism, they contend, “often ignored the questions ...

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The general who let Robert E. Lee get away

The general who let Robert E. Lee get away

In the summer of 1863, Gen. George Gordon Meade faced a task that would have daunted Julius Caesar: He and his army stood as the line of defense against Gen. Robert E. Lee’s invading Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.  In “Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command,” Civil War historian Kent Masterson Brown focuses not on the ...

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The Secret Source Who Helped Fuel Trump’s Big Lie

Twelve days after Joe Biden was declared the winner in the 2020 Presidential race, Donald Trump’s legal team laid out its master theory of the election in a dramatic press conference at the Republican National Committee’s headquarters. “What we are really dealing with here, and uncovering more by the day, is the massive influence of communist money through Venezuela, Cuba, ...

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