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 'Havana Requiem' is a legal thriller with spice

"Havana Requiem: a Legal Thriller" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Paul Goldstein: Attorney and novelist Paul Goldstein manages the enviable feat of writing a compelling legal thriller without ever putting his characters in the less-than-thrilling venue of a courtroom.

Instead, the action in "Havana Requiem" takes place in Cuba's capital in a plot permeated with dangerous, steamy intrigue. The setting fits for a story that turns on notions of freedom of expression and freedom to dream.

New York lawyer Michael Seeley, the leading character in two previous Goldstein novels, is trying to re-establish his career as a top intellectual property lawyer while putting behind him a failed marriage, a...

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David W. Blight

American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era

Harvard University Press

2012 NONFICTION

In American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era, Blight takes the reader back to Martin Luther King’s Lincoln Memorial Address in 1963, a century after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The book examines the mid-1960s’ perspective of race and politics through the writings of five of America’s finest authors: Robert Penn Warren, Bruce Catton, Edmund Wilson, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison. Blight is a professor of...

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Congratulations to our two 2012 Guggenheim Fellows, Tonio Andrade and Benjamin Taylor!

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded Fellowships to a diverse group of 181 scholars, artists, and scientists in its eighty-eighth annual competition for the United States and Canada. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.

 

For the complete list of fellows, click here. 

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2012 Lukas Prize Project Awards Announced

March 15, 2012

New York – Columbia Journalism School and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard have named the 2012 winners of the Lukas Prize Project Awards.

A Vanderbilt University professor has won the 2012 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize for his sensitive account of the fine line people of mixed race have tread in the United States since the nation’s beginning. The Mark Lynton History Prize will go to a University of Virginia professor for her unusual and groundbreaking work on the history of common sense. The J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award was won by a former AP reporter and editor who is completing a book on the world’s inability to help Haiti.

The judges said of The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White (Viking Press) by Daniel...

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  Author of The Attack on the Liberty and The War Below James Scott's THE DOOLITTLE RAID: The Mission that Avenged Pearl Harbor and Doomed Japan, to John Glusman at Norton, at auction, by Wendy Strothman at The Strothman Agency (World English)

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 "Guantanamo: An American History"-- Jonathan Hansen

About the Program

Jonathan Hansen presents a history of America's presence at Guantanamo Bay.  The author reports on the United States' early interest in the area and the central role it played in U.S. plans to control the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.  Mr. Hansen examines the creation of the U.S. naval base and prison at Guantanamo and its continued usage despite calls for its closure.  Jonathan Hansen speaks at Belmont Public Library in Belmont, Massachusetts. 

 

To watch the program, click here. 

 

 

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MIDDLE GRADE

1. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo ($3.95 in Arrow and TAB)

2. The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander ($4 in Arrow)

3. Dear Dumb Diary, Year Two: School. Hasn’t This Gone On Long Enough? by Jim Benton ($2.95 in Arrow)

4. Real Mermaids Don’t Wear Toe Rings by Hélène Boudreau ($5 in Arrow)

5. Aliens on Vacation by Clete Smith ($4 in Arrow)

 

 

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  Donald Hall: A Poet's View 'Out The Window'

Fresh Air from WHYY

 

February 8, 2012

"Poet Donald Hall spends much of his time in his blue armchair, looking at the landscape out his window. The 83-year-old former poet laureate has lived for years on the same New Hampshire farm that his grandparents used to own, and still writes in the room he slept in as a child.

In his recent New Yorker essay "Out the Window," Hall reflects on the view out his window that has both changed — and remained the same — throughout his life. He also contemplates how things have changed for him as he's grown older.

"However alert we are, antiquity remains an...

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Incarnate


by Meadows, Jodi Reviewed by Courtney Webb | Released: January 31, 2012

Publisher: HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books (384 pages)

 


" “Creative and inviting, Incarnate offers a new concept into the young adult genre, now overflowing with paranormal and fantasy titles. One can’t help but wonder where the story will go after this first title in the series.”

We all know what it means to be new in some capacity. We were all new to this world that surrounds us at one time, learning what we needed to know as we grew and aged. We got by...

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