Books to Mend a Divided America

The overarching topic of division in American religion and culture has spawned some of the most notable titles in the religion category for 2019. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Review: Behold, America: A History of America First and the American Dream, by Sarah Churchwell

In the late summer of 1941, as millions of Americans were debating whether to become involved in the war against Hitler, the journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote a celebrated essay for Harper's magazine. The title was Who Goes Nazi?, and Thompson explained that she had devised "a somewhat macabre... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BONUS | What books about Trump say about America

Books published in the Trump era reveal the battles over, and changes in, the American presidency today. In this special episode of “Presidential,” Post nonfiction book critic Carlos Lozada shares what he’s learned from reading more than 150 of them. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-23 10:00:00 UTC ]
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PEN America, Penguin Random House Partner on ‘Book the Vote’

First rolled out during the 2018 US midterm elections, the 'Book the Vote' program offers voter information and political literature. The post PEN America, Penguin Random House Partner on ‘Book the Vote’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-10-12 23:41:35 UTC ]
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Tbilisi Book Fair States Support for Belarus Opposition; PEN America Backs Alexievich

Georgia's book fair surveyed the impact of the pandemic and issued a statement of support for Belarusian writers and publishers. The post Tbilisi Book Fair States Support for Belarus Opposition; PEN America Backs Alexievich appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-09-28 19:12:36 UTC ]
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The Books Briefing: Stories From America’s Prisons

Books written by incarcerated writers raise vital questions about how we can build a more just society: Your weekly guide to the best in books Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2020-09-11 17:15:05 UTC ]
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Political Books: PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel ‘Dares To Speak’

From the leadership of PEN America, a HarperCollins release enters the summer's fray of free-speech debates amid charges of 'cancel culture.' The post Political Books: PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel ‘Dares To Speak’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-07-22 17:45:57 UTC ]
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‘Shakespeare in a Divided America’ considers the tug-of-war over the Bard

James Shapiro’s latest book examines key moments in American history in light of the themes and rhetoric of Shakespeare’s plays. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-06-19 22:45:42 UTC ]
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‘Shakespeare in a Divided America’ considers the tug-of-war over the Bard

James Shapiro’s latest book examines key moments in American history in light of the themes and rhetoric of Shakespeare’s plays. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-06-19 22:45:42 UTC ]
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‘Shakespeare in a Divided America’ considers the tug-of-war over the Bard

James Shapiro’s latest book examines key moments in American history in light of the themes and rhetoric of Shakespeare’s plays. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2020-06-19 22:45:42 UTC ]
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The book behind the cable series ‘Mrs. America’

‘Divided We Stand’ digs into the previously untold story of the successful backlash against the Equal Rights Amendment. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-14 08:11:35 UTC ]
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The First Banned Book in America

Thomas Morton, an English businessman who had a knack for riling up Puritans, was the author of the first book explicitly banned in the United States. The post The First Banned Book in America appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2019-11-06 21:30:41 UTC ]
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America’s First Banned Book Is for Sale for $35,000

If you have a spare 35 grand or so, you now have a shot at a rare copy of the first book banned in America. Christie’s Auction House in New York recently announced that it will be auctioning a copy of New Canaan by Thomas Morton, a 1637 political satire that caused outrage among New […] The post... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-10-03 11:00:38 UTC ]
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New PEN America Report Condemns Prison Book Bans

In the wake of a series of recent reports on book banning in the nation’s prison systems, PEN America has released a new policy report that condemns the practice and issues an urgent call for reform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-09-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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10 Essential Books About Contemporary Queer Life in America

Michelle Tea, author of 'Against Memoir,' picks books by Maggie Nelson, Imogen Binnie, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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America Media’s Catholic Book Club Gets a Modern Makeover

After years of dormancy and amid renewed interest from readers, America Media is reinvigorating its Catholic Book Club with help from social media and an online discussion group. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Kirkus Collections wants to make it easier to find YA books that reflect America

Kids these days apparently want to read books that reflect their lives. So following that whole supply-and-demand thing we all learned in Economics 101, Kirkus is giving the people what they want. They’ve just launched Kirkus Collections, which brings together Young Adult and children’s lit... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2017-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Books in America are full of swear words: the more recent, the more profane

It's not just your @#%& imagination: American books have gotten a lot more profane over the last six decades, according to a study led by a San Diego State University psychology professor. A team of scholars reports that there's been a “dramatic” increase in curse words in American... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PBS to Unveil America's Favorite Books in New TV Series

The summer 2018-slated Great American Read is an eight-part TV series that will explore the power of books in American society. The show will culminate with a list of the top 10 books ever written, according to the general public. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sopel's title about 'strange' America to BBC Books

BBC Books has acquired new title about modern America in the wake of the US election, by BBC North America editor Jon Sopel. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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