Why the wheels of human history seemed to turn faster for some

Oded Galor examines the drivers of progress and innovation, and the reasons for inequality. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2022-04-29 12:00:53 UTC ]
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Why the wheels of human history seemed to turn faster for some

Oded Galor examines the drivers of progress and innovation, and the reasons for inequality. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-04-29 12:00:53 UTC ]
More news stories like this | News stories tagged with: #human history


A Secret Letter to the KGB Turned A Lost Family History Into a Novel

Journalist Sasha Vasilyuk’s debut novel Your Presence Is Mandatory is a poignant look at the reverberating effects of war through the story of a Ukrainian World War II veteran’s struggle to hide a damaging secret for the sake of his family.  Vasilyuk’s book begins with death—the first chapter... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2024-04-25 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Winter Institute 2024: Doris Kearns Goodwin Turns the Lens of History on Herself

During Winter Institute's closing keynote in Cincinnati, author and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin praised indie booksellers and discussed her deeply personal new book, 'An Unfinished Love Story.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-02-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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How a round-the-clock team turned the Jan. 6 Report into recorded history in 26 hours

The Jan. 6 Report could be reprinted or recorded by any publisher. So when Macmillan Audio got the draft, the race unfolded with the precision of a heist film. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-06-13 13:00:31 UTC ]
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How Does Human History Blur into the Nonhuman World?

Emergence Magazine is an online publication with annual print edition exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture, and spirituality. As we experience the desecration of our lands and waters, the extinguishing of species, and a loss of sacred connection to the Earth, we look to emerging... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-08-01 08:51:54 UTC ]
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Jim Murphy, children’s author who humanized U.S. history, dies at 74

His books about the Great Chicago Fire and America’s first epidemic were Newbery Honor winners. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2022-05-19 22:43:48 UTC ]
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Bodley Head pre-empts 'landmark' account of human history by Galor

The Bodley Head has pre-empted a "landmark" account of human history by Oded Galor. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-18 09:20:49 UTC ]
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The overlooked innovation woven throughout human history

Kassia St. Clair explains the essential role of fabric, from ancient Egypt to outer space. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-09 12:28:19 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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Wildfire to publish 'history of lies' by Humans author Tom Phillips

Wildfire has acquired the second book of Humans author Tom Phillips, looking at "the ingenious ways, throughout history, we've managed to avoid telling the truth" Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reza Aslan's human history of God to Transworld

Transworld has acquired Iranian-American author Reza Aslan’s "most personal book yet": God, A Human History. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Not bound by history, L.A.'s Caravan Book Store continues to turn pages

A shuffling step carries Leonard Bernstein onto Grand Avenue. The pilasters and garlands of the PacMutual Building rise above him. Nearly 70, a balding man with a gray cattle-catcher mustache, he finds his keys and stoops to the lock in the threshold. Two bells tied to a red ribbon jingle as the... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2016-01-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Turn, turn, turn

If we are fortunate, then this past week may come to be seen as a turning point: the victory of president-elect Joe Biden; the announcement of a potential vaccine; the lifting of the most severe Covid-19 restrictions in Wales; and the moment at which the industry found its voice and declared... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-12 20:45:59 UTC ]
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Benjamin Zephaniah | 'To tell the real, honest truth about the history of Britain would mean changing the history books'

The latest book by Benjamin Zephaniah follows a Trinidadian woman who boarded the Windrush to pursue her singing dream. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2022-01-22 07:13:29 UTC ]
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Profile lands Kars' Cundhill History Prize-winning history of Guyanese revolt

Profile has acquired the Cundill History Prize-winning Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast, a "gripping and immersive" work of history uncovering a little-known slave revolt, by Marjoleine Kars. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-13 00:06:45 UTC ]
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History Press lands book on how CIA shaped history from Charlwood

The History Press has snapped up a new book on how the CIA has shaped history, by David Charlwood.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-21 23:38:12 UTC ]
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Just when we need it, ‘Humans’ reminds us what it means to be human

“Humans of New York” author Brandon Stanton shares 16 photos from his globe-spanning new book. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-06 13:53:03 UTC ]
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Histories of Violence: Unlearning History

THIS IS THE 37th in a series of dialogues with artists, writers, and critical thinkers on the question of violence. This conversation is with Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, a theorist of photography and visual culture. She is a professor of Modern Culture and Media and the Department of Comparative... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-03-02 13:30:59 UTC ]
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Living History: 5 Comics About History and Culture

Next time you or the kids are looking for an informative nonfiction or historical fiction read, pick up one of these comics about history and culture. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-12-10 11:42:18 UTC ]
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A brief history of Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time

The late physicist’s editor, Peter Guzzardi, recalls his first meetings with Hawking and how his book became a bestsellerStephen Hawking dies aged 76I first encountered Stephen Hawking on the cover of the New York Times magazine. Inside, its pages told a story we all know today, but at the time... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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