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  • Shattered reflections on Hemingway

    03/14/2019 7:43:53 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 33 replies
    The European Conservative ^ | 12/20/18 | G. Smagacz
    But it could be argued that Hemingway should have either chosen his battles more wisely or stayed out of some altogether. During the Spanish Civil War he fought on the side of the Communists. I want to be clear as a tolling bell here. I am NOT saying he should have been fighting on the side of the Fascists. He shouldnÂ’t have been there at all. The Spanish Civil War was not a war of good against evil; it was a war of two evils, between two man-centered ideologies, two modern scourges that continue to reverberate and manifest themselves long...
  • Woodward book breaks 93-year publishing record

    09/13/2018 12:09:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 13, 2018 | Joe Concha
    Bob Woodward's new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House," sold more than 750,000 copies through its first day of release, the most for any title in Simon & Schuster history, according to the 94-year-old publisher. The investigative book by the veteran Watergate reporter, who has written books about every administration dating back to President Nixon, was powered by excerpts published before the book's public release Tuesday and President Trump's public rejection of it. Trump called the book "a con on the public" consisting of quotes that are "made up frauds" designed to boost Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterm...
  • Omarosa claims in new book she saw evidence of Trump’s ‘mental decline’

    08/02/2018 2:24:57 PM PDT · by grayboots · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/2/2018 | Justin Wise
    Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault-Newman said President Trump's mental decline "could not be denied" while he appeared for an interview with NBC News's Lester Holt in 2017, according to an excerpt in her new book obtained by The Daily Mail. "'While watching the interview I realized that something real and serious was going on in Donald's brain," she writes in "Unhinged: An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," which is set to be released on Aug. 14. "His mental decline could not be denied.'" Manigault-Newman added that "many didn't notice it as keenly as I did because I...
  • Author claims to know identity of skyjacker 'DB Cooper'

    05/20/2018 10:46:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    Grand Rapids Business Journal ^ | May 17, 2018 | Danielle Nelson
    A 47-year-old mystery finally may be resolved. Grand Rapids-based publisher Principia Media announced yesterday it has released a book that allegedly reveals the real identity of “D.B. Cooper,” the infamous skyjacker who in 1971 demanded a $200,000 ransom on board a flight from Portland, Oregon to Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport, before jumping 10,000 feet to his escape. The book, “D.B. Cooper & Me: A Criminal, A Spy, My Best Friend,” is by Carl Laurin, an alleged friend of the skyjacker, and details an investigation into Cooper’s identity. Laurin claims that Cooper was the late "military paratrooper, daredevil and intelligence operative" Walter R. Reca, Principia Media said. Reca,...
  • McCain says he regrets picking Palin as running mate

    05/05/2018 6:26:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 300 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 5, 2018 | Morgan Gstalter
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he regrets choosing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to be his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign. The New York Times reported on Saturday that McCain, while still defending Palin’s performance, said in his upcoming book “The Restless Wave” that he wishes he had instead selected former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) His advisers reportedly had warned against choosing Lieberman, who was once a Democrat, stating that Lieberman’s support of abortion rights could divide Republicans. “It was sound advice that I could reason for myself,” he writes. “But my gut told me to ignore...
  • John McCain: 'This Is My Last Term'

    05/01/2018 9:34:50 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 90 replies
    Newser ^ | May 1, 2018 | Polly Davis Doig
    Facing down an aggressive brain tumor that's kept him out of Washington for months, John McCain appears to be taking a hard look at his own mortality vis-a-vis his forthcoming book, The Restless Wave. "This is my last term," he writes in excerpts out now, via NPR and the Daily Beast. "If I hadn't admitted that to myself before this summer, a stage 4 cancer diagnosis acts as ungentle persuasion. I'm freer than colleagues who will face the voters again. I can speak my mind without fearing the consequences much." On President Trump: "He has declined to distinguish the actions...
  • McCain book promises ‘no-holds-barred’ take on Trump

    03/27/2018 7:37:10 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03-27-2018 | Max Greenwood
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is set to offer a "no-holds-barred" assessment of the Trump administration in a new memoir. The book's publisher, Simon and Schuster, said Monday that the title, "The Restless Wave," will begin with McCain's 2008 White House run against now-former President Barack Obama, and will reflect on his time in the Senate during Obama's tenure in office, according to AFP. But he will also "share his experiences during the divisive 2016 election and his no-holds-barred opinions on the current developments coming out of Washington," the publisher said.
  • TIME Magazine Names Hillary Clinton’s ‘What Happened’ Top Non-Fiction Book of 2017

    11/22/2017 5:02:18 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 58 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 21, 2017 | Conor Beck
    Time magazine released a list of 2017's best non-fiction books Tuesday, and the winning author is the candidate who finished second in the presidential election. Hillary Clinton's election memoir What Happened grabbed Time‘s No. 1 spot. The blurb accompanying the book's position on the list reads, "Clinton offers one answer to the question that rang collectively from more than half the country on Nov. 9, 2016. The writing is frank, reflective and a piece of modern history." Clinton tweeted that she was honored for her placement the list. ✔ Wow. I wasn’t sure how letting my guard down would go...but...
  • Hillary Clinton calling new book 'What Happened'

    07/27/2017 8:11:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies
    Hillary Clinton calling new book 'What Happened' Updated: July 27, 2017 — 9:13 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Hillary Clinton is calling her new book "What Happened" and promising unprecedented candor as she remembers her stunning defeat last year to Donald Trump. "In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net," Clinton writes in the introduction, according to publisher Simon & Schuster. "Now I'm letting my guard down." Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Thursday that Clinton's...
  • Hillary Clinton lets her "guard down" in new memoir after stunning election defeat

    07/27/2017 8:03:54 AM PDT · by Phlap · 31 replies
    CBS ^ | 07/27/2017 | CBS News
    For the first time since her stunning 2016 presidential election defeat to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton reveals personal details of the unprecedented campaign through her tell-all book "What Happened."
  • Amy Schumer's book sales disappoint first weeks on shelves

    09/06/2016 9:36:48 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 4, 2016 | The New York Post
    Amy Schumer’s book, “The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo” — despite being No. 1 on the best-seller list for two weeks — is a disappointment, sources say. Although it sold 36,000 hardcover copies in its first week, Simon & Schuster paid $9 million for the funny memoir. “The publishers are hugely disappointed. They are going to lose a ton of money,” an industry insider told the New York Post.
  • Rebel Without a Clue

    12/04/2007 8:16:23 AM PST · by bs9021 · 92+ views
    Campus Report ^ | December 4, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    Rebel Without A Clue by: Malcolm A. Kline, December 04, 2007 It always mystifies the education-for-social-change crowd that no one is quite as excited about their pet causes as they are. “While there is no inopportune time to teach protest art, the present moment, marked by a perpetual ‘war on terror’ and the contraction of civil liberties, dramatic and growing inequality, and a remarkably narrow mainstream political spectrum, offers an especially compelling context in which to explore with students the tradition of artworks that seek to challenge injustice, promote oppositional thinking, and spark counter-hegemonic political activism,” Joseph Entin writes in...