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Behind Erik Larson’s narrative genius

The Day 14 Aug 2022
For example, his latest book, “The Splendid and the Vile,” is an account of the BlitzNazi Germany’s relentless 1941 bombing of London — through the prism of Winston Churchill and his family’s personal experiences during that time ... It’s worth noting, though, that many of Larson’s books are in various stages of television and movie development.
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Killer crabs and bad leprechauns: how the best book blurbs excite our brains

The Observer 14 Aug 2022
TS Eliot noted “what a difficult art blurb-writing is”, and sweated over countless blurbs for Faber – although I doubt his interpretation of Robert Graves’s The White Goddess as “a prodigious, monstrous, stupefying, indescribable book” would get past a marketing department today.4 Blurbs are old.
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Stocks to test ability to reach 7,000 level

Manila Bulletin 14 Aug 2022
He noted that, “Some investors may already book gains from the market’s 5-day rally last week ... “On a positive note, the strong second quarter corporate results may still give support to market sentiment ... It noted that, “It is yet to be seen whether the benchmark index has had enough ‘escape velocity’ to trade at a range closer to 7,000.
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A Science Fiction Writer’s Non-Utopian Hope on Climate Change

Politico 14 Aug 2022
“Every year since I wrote the book,” said Kim Stanley Robinson, the author of The Ministry for the Future, “it's as if attention to the climate change crisis has more than doubled ... Robinson’s book contains plenty of warnings for today’s political leaders and policymakers ... I’m far from the first person to note how optimistic this book is.
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Sider theologian-activist who tackled political divide

Daily Advance 14 Aug 2022
Christianity Today listed Sider’s classic “Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger” as one of the 20th century’s most influential religious books. Conservatives often noted that one of Sider’s first forays into politics was creating Evangelicals for McGovern during the 1972 White House race.
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Cosey Fanni Tutti: ‘I was lucky I got thrown out of home. I see it as a gift’

The Observer 14 Aug 2022
Instead, she will host a comparatively genteel talk about her new book Re-Sisters, the follow-up to her critically lauded 2017 memoir Art Sex Music ... “This book is not simply about the likening of one person’s life to another’s,” Tutti clarifies in the author’s note ... In the book she doesn’t use the word rape, but she says now.
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Book World: Behind the scenes of ‘Bull Durham’ and its bittersweet take on baseball

The Spokesman-Review 14 Aug 2022
Mix Jim Bouton’s “Ball Four” with Julia Phillips’s “You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again,” add behind-the-scenes insight into the beloved film “Bull Durham,” and you get Ron Shelton’s new book, “The Church of Baseball ... This book explains why so many viewers (including my older self) respond differently.
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Doctor Birx’s Words Reveal Her Fake Science

The Liberty Beacon 14 Aug 2022
Everything Birx claims about the Covid pandemic, and all of her prescriptions for mitigating it, are based on a single idea, expressed repeatedly in her book, The Silent Spread. ... However, as Birx herself notes ... As noted in Jeffrey Tucker’s astute review of The Silent Spread, there is not a single footnote in the entire book.
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Good parenting, education key to steering youth from crime — PM

Jamaica Observer 14 Aug 2022
"Lunchtime come and we run out, and we find piece of bamboo or piece of board and we make our toy gun and play gun war. Sometimes we are on the field playing for how long… class call and we would still be out there playing," Holness said, noting that he and his friends would also go to the library to look at books about guns ... .
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Ivo van Hove: ‘UK’s theatres can teach its politicians a lesson about life after Brexit’

The Observer 14 Aug 2022
Photograph. Jenny Westerhoff/PA ... In another turn of fate, just as he started looking into the logistics of bringing the novel to stage a month later, he received a third copy of the book – this time from Yanagihara – with a “beautiful” note telling him she would be “honoured” if he adapted it ... The best TV and box sets, games, podcasts, books and more.
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The Protean Self

WhoWhatWhy 14 Aug 2022
Lifton was writing his book two decades ... As the British geneticist Adam Rutherford notes in his book, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, the fact that you are alive today means that you are the survivor of a struggle that has taken place over tens of thousands of years.
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Vibrant Art, Vibrant Senior Living

Daily Camera 14 Aug 2022
After all, The Carillon is about nurturing and stimulating the whole person, from fitness classes and lectures to brain games and book clubs, noted Carillon community sales manager Bryan Sanchez, so the art program weaves intuitively into community life.
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Non-inclusion of Jawaharlal Nehru in Karnataka govt ad: Siddaramaiah calls CM Bommai 'RSS slave'

The Times of India 14 Aug 2022
BENGALURU/NEW DELHI ... Noting that Bommai should remember that Nehru had written letters and books to inspire people to participate in the freedom movement even while he was jailed for nine years, the former chief minister said, "Looks like RSS is sad that Nehru did not write apology and mercy petitions to British like Savarkar." ... Sad.".
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Non-inclusion of Nehru in Karnataka govt ad, Siddaramaiah calls Bommai 'RSS slave'In a series of ...

Deccan Herald 14 Aug 2022
pic.twitter.com/o5j3kNOnp8 ... Noting that Bommai should remember that Nehru wrote letters and books to inspire people to participate in the freedom movement while he was jailed by the British for 9 years, he said, "Looks like RSS is sad that Nehru did not write apology and mercy petitions to British like Savarkar." ... Sad .( pic.twitter.com/UOoBMOl32V.
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Even on vacation, South Carolina waits on Joe Biden

Politico 14 Aug 2022
They visited with them over the years in Washington at congressional balls and Hanukkah parties, and Biden always wrote “thank you” notes to Tenenbaum’s husband after he selected books for him to read.

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