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 Author of The Coldest Crucible: Arctic Exploration and American Culture, Michael Robinson's LOST WHITE TRIBE: Explorers, Scientists, and a Theory of Race that Changed Africa, to Tim Bent at Oxford University Press, by Wendy Strothman at The Strothman Agency (NA).

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2012 New York Book Festival Winners List:

HISTORY

WINNER: The Iron Way: Railroads, The Civil War, and the Making of Modern America – William G. Thomas

RUNNER-UP: Creek with No Name – Ken Bilderback with Kris Bilderback

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

  • Explorers of the Nile – Tim Jeal
  • The Burma Campaign – Frank McLynn
  • In the Ould Ago – Johnny McKeagney

To see the rest of the winners, click here.

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 2012 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize winner and author of THE INVISIBLE LINE, Daniel Sharfstein's THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: The Clash of Two American Legends, about a pivotal and defining American struggle, brought to life by Chief Joseph, leader of the Nez Perce tribe and Colonel Howard, the general who conquered him, to John Glusman at Norton, at auction, for publication in Fall 2015, by Wendy Strothman at The Strothman Agency (World English).

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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. 

 

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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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