From brutal surgeries to pink ribbons: A history of breast cancer

Survivor and journalist Kate Pickert chronicles the medical and cultural history of the disease. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-12-13 06:55:53 UTC ]
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Simon & Schuster UK to publish history of wartime Vogue

​Simon & Schuster UK has landed a history of wartime Vogue by historian Julie Summers.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-06 20:23:08 UTC ]
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Indie booksellers honor Ottessa Moshfegh, Jonathan Lethem and the Natural History Museum

Southern California Independent Booksellers Association honors 2019 award winners Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-10-02 01:12:51 UTC ]
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Abraha to launch groundbreaking new black history series

Jacaranda publisher Magdalene Abraha will launch a groundbreaking non-fiction black history series next year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-29 18:06:58 UTC ]
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A Brief History of Personalized Bookplates

Every book lover knows that books borrowed often become books lost. Perhaps you loaned a book to an excitable guest, knowing full well that she will never again grace your doorstep? Have you, out of politeness, let a precious tome slip from your grasp? Or worse, done the same to others by... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-09-27 08:48:25 UTC ]
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Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Debut Novel Mingles History and Fantasy

In “The Water Dancer,” which examines the psychological effects of slavery, a 12-year-old field hand discovers he has magical gifts. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-09-24 09:00:11 UTC ]
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British historians shortlisted for Cundill History Prize

Four British historians make up half the shortlist for the Cundill History Prize 2019. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-19 20:33:20 UTC ]
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Once again, Tracy Chevalier finds inspiration in an unsung woman from history

Chevalier’s new novel, ‘A Single Thread,’ tells the tale of a woman who embroiders cushions for a grand British cathedral. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-17 16:00:00 UTC ]
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History Press lands journey into life of forgotten female gangsters

Indie publisher The History Press has scooped a book on the forgotten female gangsters from the last four centuries found in the archives of Holloway Prison. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-16 07:58:19 UTC ]
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Edward Snowden explains how he pulled off one of the largest leaks in U.S. history

In his memoir, he recounts how a Rubik’s Cube helped him expose government secrets. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-09-13 22:18:36 UTC ]
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‘The Undying,’ an Extraordinary and Furious New Memoir About Cancer

Anne Boyer’s book is partly about her own illness, and partly about the possibility — and necessity — of finding common cause in individual suffering. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-09-10 09:00:03 UTC ]
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Coronet lands 'no-holds-barred' SAS history from Ryan

Coronet has landed Chris Ryan’s "gripping, no-holds-barred" The History of The SAS. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-09 07:19:31 UTC ]
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“Dear House, Don’t Burn”: On Svetlana Alexievich’s “Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II”

I FIRST HEARD ABOUT Svetlana Alexievich from a friend in my writing group who was reading the Belarusian author’s Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War (1990, trans. 1992), a book based on hundreds of interviews with those who lost their sons in Afghanistan. The title of the book... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-09-02 12:30:01 UTC ]
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Nathalia Holt Animates a Lost History In Her New Book

In 'The Queens of Animation,' Holt explores the untold stories of the women who worked at Walt Disney Studios in the 1930s and ’40s Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-23 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Sceptre pre-empts Norwegian take on how punctuation changed history

Sceptre will publish Signs of Civilization: How Punctuation Changed History by Norwegian academic Bård Borch Michalsen later this year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-23 00:43:47 UTC ]
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The Writer’s Alibi: My Terrible, Dreadful, Hope-the-FBI-Doesn’t-Look-at-This Search History

The internet search histories of novelists can be quite disturbing. Writer Kathleen Valenti shares the methodology behind web searches for her newest medical mystery. The post The Writer’s Alibi: My Terrible, Dreadful, Hope-the-FBI-Doesn’t-Look-at-This Search History by Kathleen Valenti appeared... Continue reading at Writer's Digest

[ Writer's Digest | 2019-08-20 14:00:45 UTC ]
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BBC commissions adaptation of Macintyre's SAS history

The BBC has commissioned acclaimed screenwriter Steven Knight to adapt Ben Macintyre’s bestselling book SAS: Rogue Heroes (Viking).  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-19 07:33:17 UTC ]
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A history of the labor movement — and how to reinvent it in the new economy

Steven Greenhouse recounts unions’ failures and breakthroughs, and the new challenges they face. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-09 15:15:08 UTC ]
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Yet another brutal week for American journalism

On Wednesday, without prior warning, Pacific Standard, an award-winning magazine that has done substantive journalism on environmental and social justice, announced its imminent closure. The Social Justice Foundation, a nonprofit backed by SAGE, an academic publisher, yanked its funding from... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2019-08-09 12:12:17 UTC ]
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‘The Doll Factory’ is a guilty pleasure wrapped around a provocative history lesson

Both creepy and brainy, Elizabeth Macneal’s novel about a mad taxidermist is stuffed with excitement. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-06 16:00:00 UTC ]
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William Collins nets James Grant's history on UK's "unwritten" constitution

William Collins has acquired a new history of the British Constitution by legal expert and academic James Grant, about the UK's "unwritten" constitution. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-31 20:13:39 UTC ]
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