Staff Pick: Small Wars, Faraway Places: Global Insurrection and the Making of the Modern World, 1945-1965

Reviews editor Everett Jones recommends Michael Burleigh’s lengthy, speedy account of two decades of imperialist 'little wars' Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-07-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hearst Magazines UK CEO James Wildman: ‘The media world is turning into a messy place’

"When I arrived, nothing was broken. We had all the raw materials -- strong brands and great journalists -- but it felt like a bowl of spaghetti." The post Hearst Magazines UK CEO James Wildman: ‘The media world is turning into a messy place’ appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2017-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Long Lankin' and 'The Mark of Cain' by Lindsey Barraclough

If you like 'Stranger Things,' you should pick up these two books by Lindsey Barraclough, says PW assistant editor Drucilla Shultz. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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JK Rowling's return to Harry Potter makes her world's richest author in 2017

As her wizarding world returns to the stage and screen, Rowling’s $95m pushes James Patterson into second place with $87mJK Rowling will need to reserve a particularly large vault at Gringotts bank after a bumper year for the Harry Potter novelist magicked her back to the No 1 spot on Forbes’... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-08-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hot Topic: World War II Books

In the spirit of Christopher Nolan's new film, 'Dunkirk,' here are three new titles in which everyday people fight to survive and commit unsung acts of heroism. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Fear City' by Kim Phillips-Fein

Reviews editor Alex Crowley recommends 'Fear City' by Kim Phillips-Fein, which explores the destructive rise of Neoliberalism in the wake of 1960s social upheaval and global economic shocks of the early 1970s. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Rampage' by Justin Scott

A thriller first published in 1986 and set in the world of New York real estate development reads as fresh now as when it came out. And not just because Trump gets a mention. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Others' by Matthew Rohrer

Associate editor John Maher tells a ghost story and recommends Matthew Rohrer's otherworldly Russian nesting doll of a novel in verse, 'The Others.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches' by Matsuo Bashō

Assistant news editor John Maher recommends 17th Century Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō's haibun, or travel essays mixed with haiku, including perhaps his best-known work, 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Art of American Book Covers: 1875-1930' by Richard Minsky

Reviews editor Everett Jones recommends 'The Art of American Book Covers: 1875-1930' by Richard Minsky, focusing on the stamped hardcovers that were prominent before the dominance of dust jackets. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Cleopatra’s Wedding Present' by Robert Tewdwr Moss

Reviews director Louisa Ermelino recommends 'Cleopatra’s Wedding Present' by Robert Tewdwr Moss, an intimate travelogue from a young English journalist recounting his journey through the Syria of the 1990s. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: '#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media' by Cass R. Sunstein

Reviews editor Annie Coreno recommends '#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media' by Cass R. Sunstein, an incisive look at the intersection of the Internet and democracy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'My Favorite Thing is Monsters' by Emil Ferris

Senior news editor Calvin Reid recommends 'My Favorite Thing is Monsters' by Emil Ferris, a graphic novel set in an impossibly rich world of working class misfits and social grotesques. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Singapore Grip' by J.G. Farrell

Senior reviews editor Peter Cannon recommends 'The Singapore Grip' by J.G. Farrell, about the impact of war on a group of English people in the period leading up to Japan’s entry into World War II. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: '99 Stories of God' by Joy Williams

Reviews editor Seth Satterlee recommends '99 Stories of God' by Joy Williams, 99 whimsical, thought-provoking shorts that consider God from many perspectives. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Names on the Land' by George Stewart

Reviews editor Everett Jones recommends 'Names on the Land' by George Stewart which celebrates the history and diverse nature of place-naming in the U.S. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story global publishing program rolled out

DK has unveiled its Rogue One: A Star Wars Story global publishing program today (16th December), following the film's nationwide release this week. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down' by Haemin Sunim

Religion editor Emma Koonse recommends 'The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down' by Haemin Sunim, which combines philosophy with spiritual insight to address political differences and anger. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'My Marriage' by Jakob Wassermann

Copyeditor Sebastian Boensch recommends Jakob Wassermann's 'My Marriage,' a novel with a thin fictional facade over the true story of his Wassermann's marriage, finished but not published before his early death in 1934. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'Love Hurts' by Lodro Rinzler

Reviews editor Seth Satterlee recommends 'Love Hurts' by Lodro Rinzler, a hilarious and touching Buddhist guide to dealing with life's ups-and-downs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Staff Pick: 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' by Marine Tasso and Thomas Baas

Children's assistant editor Matia Burnett recommends 'The Pied Piper of Hamelin' by Marine Tasso and Thomas Bass, an adaptation and look into the dark history of the classic tale originally popularized by the Brothers Grimm. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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