Book News: Amanda Gorman to read one of her poems at the presidential inauguration

Amanda Gorman to read one of her poems at the presidential inauguration Jan 15 2021 The incoming Biden administration has chosen Amanda Gorman to read one of her poems at the presidential inauguration. She’s an inspired choice for a nation desperate for hope and new energy. In 2017, as a sophomore at Harvard, she was … Read more Book News: Amanda Gorman to read one of her poems at the presidential inauguration

Book News: Publishing industry unites to block Trump administration book deals

Publishing industry unites to block Trump administration book deals Jan 15 2021 Author Barry Lyga has posted an open letter signed by more than 250 authors, agents, booksellers, and publishers supporting their opposition to any publisher signing up President Donald Trump or members of his administration for any further book deals. “Traditionally, members of an … Read more Book News: Publishing industry unites to block Trump administration book deals

Book News: Amazon hit with ebook price fixing suit

Amazon hit with ebook price fixing suit Jan 15 2021 The law firm that successfully sued Apple and five major publishers for colluding to fix e-book prices in 2011 has now filed a class action suit against Amazon, accusing the company of colluding with the Big Five publishers to restrain price competition in the e-book … Read more Book News: Amazon hit with ebook price fixing suit

‘Drug Use For Grown-Ups’ Serves As An Argument For Personal Choice

Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear, by Dr. Carl L. Hart Penguin Press hide caption toggle caption Penguin Press Drug Use for Grown-Ups: Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear, by Dr. Carl L. Hart Penguin Press If you grew up scared of what illicit drugs could do to you … Read more ‘Drug Use For Grown-Ups’ Serves As An Argument For Personal Choice

The Clouds And Downpours Of ‘Summerwater’ Set The Scene For Human Drama

Summerwater, by Sarah Moss Farrar, Straus and Giroux hide caption toggle caption Farrar, Straus and Giroux Summerwater, by Sarah Moss Farrar, Straus and Giroux Summerwater, by Sarah Moss, takes place over a single day of unrelenting rain at a vacation site in the Scottish Trossachs. Families are huddled in damp holiday cottages, a “muddle of … Read more The Clouds And Downpours Of ‘Summerwater’ Set The Scene For Human Drama

‘First Platoon’ Examines How War On Terror Birthed Pentagon’s Biometrics ID System

First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance, by Annie Jacobsen Dutton hide caption toggle caption Dutton First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance, by Annie Jacobsen Dutton It’s common knowledge that the FBI has a database of people’s fingerprints. Many local police have … Read more ‘First Platoon’ Examines How War On Terror Birthed Pentagon’s Biometrics ID System