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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Is this the oldest debut author in history?

Sarah Yerkes didn’t begin writing until she was in her 90s, but last month, at the age of 101, she released her first collection of poems, Days of Blue and Flame. A graduate of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a 74-year resident of Washington D.C., Yerkes had decades-long... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-29 16:21:29 UTC ]
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CUP signs 'groundbreaking' history of 'female husbands'

Cambridge University Press has bought a "groundbreaking" book charting the rise and fall of "female husbands" in the 18th and 19th centuries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-29 11:57:16 UTC ]
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Palin book tour cancelled due to heart surgery

Sir Michael Palin’s upcoming UK book tour has been cancelled after he revealed he is due to undergo heart surgery. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-24 01:32:31 UTC ]
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History Press scoops book on Lord Boothby and Ronnie Kray

The History Press has scooped an "enthralling" book by Daniel Smith on how establishment forces reportedly tried to suppress a story about Lord Boothby and Ronnie Kray’s alleged interest in teenage boys. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-22 05:27:34 UTC ]
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Wordwell makes its mark in Ireland’s ever-growing history sector

A new player is stepping into Ireland's burgeoning home-grown history publishing sector, Eastwood Books, a local and general history trade imprint from the Wordwell Group.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-18 15:24:11 UTC ]
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The adventurer who helped preserve wild lands and Indian history

Early American conservationist George Bird Grinnell had an enduring impact, writes John Taliaferro. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-07-18 13:53:48 UTC ]
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Life During Wartime: War & Military History 2019–2020

New titles reflect on 21st-century warfare and look to the past for lessons in combat. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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A Contrarian View: War & Military History 2019–2020

These titles challenge prevailing wisdom and hardened consensus to consider the necessities, mistakes, and tragedies of war. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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(PHOTOS) Amazon, that upstart online bookstore, turns 25: A history in photos

Since its launch 25 years ago, Amazon's reach has extended well beyond an online bookstore. And while it may seem obvious today, at the time Jeff Bezos was working to get his idea to the masses, many investors thought it would be no match for bookstore giants like Borders and Barnes and... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2019-07-08 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Monique Truong’s New Novel Shows the Unreliability of History

Truong’s novel 'The Sweetest Fruits' tells the story of Lafcadio Hearn through the voices of three women in his life. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-07-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Another brutal week for American journalism

Between January and May this year, approximately 3,000 people working in the news industry were laid off or offered a buyout. That’s according to figures compiled by Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.—a Chicago-based firm that helps workers find new employment—and reported yesterday in a... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2019-07-02 12:07:17 UTC ]
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Histories of Violence: What Does an Anti-Fascist Life Actually Feel Like?

THIS IS THE 30th in a series of dialogues with artists, writers, and critical thinkers on the question of violence. This conversation is with Natasha Lennard, an author, activist, and journalist whose work has been featured in many publications, including The Intercept, The New York Times, and... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2019-07-01 12:30:03 UTC ]
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Lingwood's Monoray acquires 'phenomenal' first oral history of 9/11

Jake Lingwood’s new Octopus imprint Monoray has acquired the "phenomenal" first ever oral history of 9/11 as one of its first titles. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-20 02:24:43 UTC ]
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W&N acquires 'dazzlingly original' history of women's self-portraits

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a “dazzlingly original” book from frieze magazine editor Jennifer Higgie on the history of female artists through their self-portraits. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-09 14:37:49 UTC ]
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BookCon 2019: (Re)Making History: R.J. Palacio and Nicola Yoon

Revisiting and learning from the past are central themes in the work of these two writers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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A history of brands hacking Wikipedia

The North Face found itself in hot water this week when it hacked Wikipedia for its own marketing stunt. Violating Wikipedia’s paid advocacy guidelines, The North Face’s Brazilian office, working with Leo Burnett Tailor Made, switched images on Wikipedia pages of popular outdoor travel... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-31 19:53:32 UTC ]
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Everyday hardship and brutal authorities, in ancient and modern Egypt

With insights from the pharaohs’ era, Peter Hessler explores today’s chaotic Egyptian society. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-05-31 11:43:10 UTC ]
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How Donna Zuckerberg is helping resist the racists who exploit ancient history

White supremacists and misogynists see the ancient Mediterranean as a touchstone. A group of concerned scholars, including the Facebook founder’s sister, are sounding the alarm. When members of the Unite the Right rally marched through Charlottesville on August 11, 2017 in polo shirts and... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-05-30 12:59:08 UTC ]
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Amazon Removes Books Promoting Bleach As Cure For Autism, Cancer

The action follows parents saying they have force-fed their children the toxic chemical as a “miracle cure.” Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2019-05-29 19:16:25 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury scoops Sheehy's 'thrilling' history of physics through experiments

Bloomsbury has scooped a “thrilling” work by accelerator physicist Suzie Sheehy, telling the history of physics through its 12 foundational experiments. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-23 15:09:13 UTC ]
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