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 In his first acquisition as a senior editor at Da Capo, Dan Ambrosio, who joined the company a few weeks ago, bought world rights to Alfie Kohn’s Fear of Spoiling from agent Wendy Strothman at the Strothman Agency. The book, scheduled for 2014, is subtitled Coddled Kids, Helicopter Parents, and Other Urban Myths; the publisher said that the author “dispels the widespread belief that overparenting and overindulgence has produced a generation of children who think too highly of themselves even as they’re incapable of making their way in the world.” The book, Da Capo added, also re-examines the parenting and education choices that have shaped this impression.

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Former NYT Supreme Court reporter Linda Greenhouse and Columbia Law Professor Michael Graetz's UNEQUAL PROTECTIONS: The Last Legacy of Warren Burger's Court, to Bob Bender at Simon & Schuster, in a good deal, at auction, by Wendy Strothman of The Strothman Agency (World English).
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 Harvard faculty associate at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Jonathan Hansen's YOUNG CASTRO, based on Spanish language sources and interviews with Castro associates, and which promises to change the way readers think of Cuba's long-time leader and thorn in the side of US presidents, to Thomas LeBien at Simon & Schuster, at auction, by Wendy Strothman of The Strothman Agency (World English).

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 NYU history professor and author of The Sea Captain's Wife, Martha Hodes's MOURNING LINCOLN, which reveals the variety of private responses to President Lincoln's assassination, to Steve Wasserman at Yale University Press, at auction, by Wendy Strothman of The Strothman Agency (World English).

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  REAL MERMAIDS DON’T WEAR TOE RINGS author Hélène Boudreau’s fourth book in the Real Mermaids series, REAL MERMAIDS DON’T SELL SEA SHELLS, where sun, surf and tropical breezes are no ‘day at the beach’ because being a teenage mermaid never takes a vacation, to Aubrey Poole at Jabberwocky, by Lauren MacLeod at The Strothman Agency (World English).

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Make No Law, by Anthony Lewis, was selected as one of the best 10 books of 2012 by the Southern Festival of Reading, in China. Mr. Lewis speaks to the Festival audience about his book in this video, to be broadcast at the award ceremony. 

Vide here:  http://vimeo.com/46775785 

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 ‘Yankee Come Home ’ by William Craig

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The Annotated Origin author James Costa's SERENADING EARTHWORMS: HOW DARWIN PROVED DARWIN, which introduces a side of Charles Darwin that few people know including his fondness for devising experiments with his family, to Angela von der Lippe at Norton, at auction, by Wendy Strothman at The Strothman Agency (World English).
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