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  • "little House" author removed from book award over racist language

    06/25/2018 11:51:04 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 25 replies
    BBC News ^ | 25th June 2018 | BBC News
    The US Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has removed Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from one of its awards over racist views and language. The association had received complaints for years over the Little House on the Prairie author's "anti-Native and anti-Black sentiments in her work". The ALSC board voted unanimously on Saturday to remove Wilder's name from the children's literature award. The medal will be renamed as the Children's Literature Legacy award. The ALSC, a division of the American Library Association, said Wilder's novels and "expressions of stereotypical attitudes" were "inconsistent with ALSC's core values". Wilder's children's novels...
  • A New History Recalibrates the Villains of the Russian Revolution

    06/06/2018 6:27:35 PM PDT · by KC Burke · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 6, 2017 | Gregory Feifer
    { SNIP } Whether due more to a loss of nerve than bad planning, the mobs dissipated and the Bolshevik leaders were arrested. With evidence that they were being lavishly financed by Russia’s wartime enemy Germany, the provisional government prepared to dispatch the traitorous radicals. “Now they are going to shoot us,” Lenin warned his co-conspirator Leon Trotsky before shaving his beard and fleeing to Finland. He would not be seen again in public until the Bolsheviks staged a second coup attempt nearly four months later, this time resulting in the cataclysmic October Revolution, which, according to Sean McMeekin’s estimates,...
  • Now at Dollar Tree: Pat Buchah's "Nixon's White House Wars"

    05/25/2018 6:42:57 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 25 replies
    Self | 2017 | Pat Bucahnan
    My wife saw Pat Bucahanan's recent book on Nixon for sale at Dollar Tree in hardback for $1. If you like Buchanan as an author, or respect him as an authority on Nixon, that's a hard bargain to pass up.
  • James Clapper’s new book – let that sink in – makes claims against Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell

    05/23/2018 11:10:20 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 35 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 5/23/2018 | Julia Cohen
    James Clapper, former director of National Intelligence for former President Obama, claims in his new book Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to sign a statement condemning foreign interference in elections. In his book, “Facts and Fears, Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence,” Clapper claims the two Republican leaders did not want to sign anything that would hurt their party’s nominee. Clapper was “disappointed, but not surprised,” he also wrote. Ryan and McConell have not responded to the claims. During his appearance on “The View,” Clapper insisted the FBI was not spying on President Donald...
  • 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,...
  • Turkey bans nine books on Kurds, ranging from genocide, Barzani, and Mahabad to Ezidi faith

    05/14/2018 5:57:32 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Kurdistan 24 ^ | 5-13-18 | Ari Khalidi
    ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Turkish authorities recently banned nine translated books of various scholarly subjects about the Kurds, the owner of an Istanbul-based publishing house that released them told Kurdistan 24 on Sunday.A local Turkish court in the Idil district of the Kurdish province of Sirnak deemed the books’ content in contravention of the anti-terror and press laws, citing articles that deal with “terrorist propaganda.”Editor and founder of the publisher Avesta, Abdullah Keskin, said over the phone that a ruling by the court dated back to September last year. However, he was notified of it on Friday.“To be seized, collected,...
  • Vanity - Comey Book sinks in Amazon Books from #2 to #7 in one day.

    05/07/2018 6:02:57 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 11 replies
    The James Comey supposed "Comey Blockbuster" tell all, book drops from #1 to $7 on the Amazon .com, Best Seller list in less then two weeks after its release. At first it went from #1 to #3...then back to #2 and today dipped downward to #7. Methinks it has seen its best days, as both Robert Mueller & James Comey ain't the "belles of the ball", no more!!! Shucks, Hillary Clinton's book, "What Happened" was #1 in sales for at least 30-35 weeks...but that brisk exposure and sale did absolutely nothing, zero, zilch to boost, help or aide failed, loser,...
  • John McCain in New Book: I’m (Going to Die,) Freer Now to Speak My Mind

    04/30/2018 12:12:00 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 95 replies
    DB ^ | 04.30.18 | GIDEON RESNICK
    In a new book, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) writes that his battle with brain cancer has given him a sense of liberation to vote and speak his mind. “This is my last term,” McCain writes in his upcoming book The Restless Wave, which he co-authored with former adviser Mark Salter. An excerpt of the book was posted Monday on Apple News. “If I hadn’t admitted that to myself before this summer, a stage 4 cancer diagnosis acts as ungentle persuasion,” McCain continues. “I’m freer than colleagues who will face the voters again. I can speak my mind without fearing the...
  • Thomas Sowell's Last Word?

    04/28/2018 9:58:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 28, 2018 | Richard Kirk
    Discrimination and Disparities by Thomas Sowell, Basic Books, New York, March 20, 2018 (143 pages, $28.00, hardcover) "Just the facts, ma'am." That was Joe Friday's interrogation refrain on Dragnet. The same comment could serve as the subtitle of Thomas Sowell's recent book, Discrimination and Disparities. Few works on politically explosive topics maintain such a consistent focus on empirical evidence while avoiding rhetorical jabs at opponents. On the other hand, empirical evidence cuts deep, especially when critics can't protest the author's "nasty" style. As radio talker Larry Elder observes, "[f]acts are to liberals what kryptonite is to Superman." Sowell's title, if...
  • Vanity - Bret Baier (FNC) grills Jame Comey to oblivion.

    04/27/2018 2:02:52 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 80 replies
    Bret Baier, the aggressive, well prepared, accurate host on FNCs, Special Report, interviewed fired FBI Director James Comey last evening and wiped up the floor with the perplexed, confused, lie telling, Ex-FBI Director. You all need to view the entire 35 minute, "Baier" masterpiece from start to finish. You will become stunned and frightened that a person as incapable, incompetent, as James Comey is, could have ever risen to be the chief executive of the FBI. MR. Comey's tome (book) within just one week of becoming available for sale has dropped from the #1 spot on Amazon.com best selling books...
  • Vanity - Comey book drops from #1 to #3 on Amazon within a week.

    04/26/2018 12:39:38 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 15 replies
    Looks like James Comey's fifteen minutes of fame have now disappeared and, openly morphed into fifty years of shame. His book has dropped in just about a week in release from #1 to #3 on Amazon.com. Without listing the ABCs of the Comey "criminal" escapades, the chickens, it appears have come home to roost. I hear the birds (FBI Agents) are singing loud and clear, for all Americans to hear. Dropping dime on Comey, McCabe. Obama, Clinton, Holder Lynch Clapper, Brennan, etc. is now in full "vogue" fashion. I guess the old saying that "whatever goes around, comes around" still...
  • 'Time is elastic': an extract from Carlo Rovelli's The Order of Time

    04/20/2018 2:21:44 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4/14/18
    What does it really mean to say that time ‘passes’? Why does time pass faster in the mountains than it does at sea level? The physicist explains in this extract from his latest book I stop and do nothing. Nothing happens. I am thinking about nothing. I listen to the passing of time. This is time, familiar and intimate. We are taken by it. The rush of seconds, hours, years that hurls us towards life then drags us towards nothingness ... We inhabit time as fish live in water. Our being is being in time. Its solemn music nurtures us,...
  • Vanity - No one shows to buy Comey book, in Washington, DC....Kramerbooks, Dupont Circle District

    04/17/2018 10:54:49 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 50 replies
    Lookee, lookee, The famed, long term small bookstore, Kramerbooks, located in the Dupont Circle District of Washington, DC, opened its doors for business at 12:01 AM, Tuesday morning expecting an onslaught of excited customers with money in hand to get the "hot sell", James Comey book. Opps.....no one showed...not one customer. Nothing more needs to be said!!!
  • Clinton World fumes over Comey book tour: 'He's now lying'

    04/17/2018 8:18:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 17, 2018 | Judson Berger
    The release Tuesday of James Comey’s highly anticipated memoir has rekindled the simmering feud with top Clinton family advisers, who still blame the fired FBI director for President Trump’s 2016 election victory.
  • It's all downhill for Comey now

    04/15/2018 7:39:40 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/15/18 | Thomas Lifson
    The day that James Comey cashed the multi-million dollar advance check from MacMillan Publishers will turn out to mark the date that we can call “Peak Comey.” It was all downhill from the instant the ink started drying on his signature on the back of the check. He and his ghost writer suddenly faced the unenviable task of making him look like the righteous warrior he had always portended to be, but with the need to fill 300 pages with something. Self-serving rationalizations can’t sustain reader interest over that many words, so apparently they decided that prose about physical appearances...
  • Risks loom for Comey's book blitz

    04/14/2018 7:36:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 04/14/2018 06:39 AM EDT | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    James Comey’s new memoir is already a pre-publication media hit, but the former FBI director’s tell-all assault on President Donald Trump also poses major risks—not only for Comey’s personal reputation but for the wider Russia investigation he helped launch. Trump and his allies bombarded Comey with insults Friday, targeting his credibility and seeking to undermine his image as a nonpartisan law enforcement professional. On Twitter Friday, Trump called Comey an “untruthful slime ball,” while White House press secretary Sarah Sanders branded him a “discredited partisan hack.” Other critics accused Comey of cashing in on his celebrity to an unseemly degree....
  • Comey's book tour is a colossal mistake

    04/01/2018 10:46:37 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/01/18 | JAMES GAGLIANO, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    He continues to diminish himself and the cherished office he once held.
  • 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.
  • The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - 40th Anniversary

    03/09/2018 11:52:38 AM PST · by Da_Shrimp · 73 replies
    BBC Radio 4 ^ | BBC Radio 4
    "I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say "Hang the sense of it" and just keep yourself occupied. - Slartibartfast, The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy"
  • New Book Outlines Trump's Supposed Threat to Democracy

    03/04/2018 6:29:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    Two political scientists specializing in how democracies decay and die have compiled four warning signs to determine if a political leader is a dangerous authoritarian. The leader shows only a weak commitment to democratic rules.He or she denies the legitimacy of opponents.He or she tolerates violence.He or she shows some willingness to curb civil liberties or the media. “A politician who meets even one of these criteria is cause for concern,” Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, both professors at Harvard, write in their important new book.“With the exception of Richard Nixon, no major-party presidential candidate met even one of these...