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‘We’re Looking at a New Cold War’: A Conversation with Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin is a highly respected authority on energy, international politics, and economics, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning and bestselling author of The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, and Shattered Peace:... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-18 08:47:31 UTC ]
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What Brands Can Learn From NASA’s Marketing of the Apollo Missions

The fear of nuclear annihilation during the Cold War was so palpable that a common joke at the time was: "What do you want to be if you grow up?" In the late 1950s, 60% of American children suffered nightmares about it. Hollywood didn't help. During the 1950s, science fiction crossed to the dark... Continue reading at 'AdWeek'

[ AdWeek | 2020-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House defends Zhivago novel against plagiarism claim

Boris Pasternak’s great-niece Anna claims Lara Prescott’s The Secrets We Kept copied her biography of Pasternak’s loverPublisher Penguin Random House has dismissed claims that Lara Prescott, a debut novelist who received a $2m (£1.6m) advance for her novel about the publication of Boris... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2019-10-01 15:39:25 UTC ]
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A Debut Novel Reimagines the C.I.A.’s Efforts to Promote ‘Doctor Zhivago’

In Lara Prescott’s “The Secrets We Kept,” young women participate in a covert plan to influence the Cold War using Boris Pasternak’s censored love story. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2019-09-02 18:51:54 UTC ]
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'I am barely alive': war reporter's Angola memoir made into animated film

Another Day of Life also uses documentary to translate the horror and poetry of Ryszard Kapuściński’s book In November 1975, Ryszard Kapuściński telexed his editor in Warsaw to plead for permission to return home from Angola. The era of Portuguese colonialism was ending, the fight for... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-10-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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First novel inspired by CIA's Doctor Zhivago plan nets $2m book deal

Lara Prescott’s We Were Never Here recounts how the CIA used Boris Pasternak’s novel as a propaganda tool during the cold warLast month, Lara Prescott was preparing to graduate from her three-year creative writing fellowship at the University of Texas. Two weeks later, she is sitting on book... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Democracy Down

Last year, Timothy Snyder published a very short book titled On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century. A Yale professor who had been known for his work on World War II—specifically for his history Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin—Snyder’s focus on how to keep autocracy... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2018-03-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sixsmith's 'War of Nerves' to Profile and Wellcome Collection

Profile Books and Wellcome Collection have acquired The War of Nerves, an account of the Cold War by writer and broadcaster Martin Sixsmith. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Picador to publish Vietnam deserters tale

Picador is to publish Operation Chaos by Matthew Sweet, a “compelling narrative account” of the true story of a group of US military deserters who found asylum in Sweden during the Vietnam War. Publisher Paul Baggaley acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Simon Trewin at WME, while Paul... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-10-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quercus buys second from Neil Spring

Quercus has acquired The Watchers, the second novel by British author Neil Spring. Fiction editor Kathryn Taussig bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Cathryn Summerhayes of William Morris Endeavour. Based on true events, The Watchers is a “spooky, historical thriller” set during the Cold... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-10-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Cold War Trolls

The Cold War had almost everything—two superpowers facing off in an existential struggle, spies, double agents and honey traps, lots of great books and movies. But in retrospect it was missing one important element of modern life: Internet comments. Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2014-03-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ten Promising Titles

There was no shortage of big books to talk about at this year’s BookExpo America. From art heists to mysterious islands, from the Cold War to the Iraq War, these are the 10 books that drew lots of attention at this year’s show. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2012-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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