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3 hrs ago | News Times

David Brion Davis: Yale University professor of history emeritus; founder and director emeritus of Yale's Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition; author of 16 works of nonfiction; winner of scores of awards and honors, including a Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction.


Related Topix: Yale University, Arts, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs

7 hrs ago | SFGate

William T. Vollmann, author of "Last Stories and Other Stories"

No one ever accused Sacramento writer William T. Vollmann of being timid, unimaginative or short-winded.


Related Topix: Arts, Henry James, Vocal, Charles Dickens, Supernatural

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Gazette

Bill O'Reilly's marijuana poll shows 90...On Bill O'Reilly's personal website,...

On Bill O'Reilly's personal website, visitors can buy tickets to see O'Reilly's tour, take history quizzes, buy a copy of O'Reilly's nonfiction work "Killing Jesus" or read articles that reflect the conservative views popularized on O'Reilly's work on Fox News.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Arts

Technology Marketing

Stacy Peralta's 6 Principles for Capturing Humanity in Commercials

People often question why documentary filmmakers direct commercials. What's the motivation? Ask just about any documentary filmmaker worth his or her salt, they'll tell you.


Related Topix: Arts

Writer's Digest

How to Sell Your Picture Book

Pitching a picture book? Things are looking up. Although the Association of American Publishers reports that book sales in the children's/young adult segment declined from January to October 2013, many agents observed an uptick in picture book acquisitions throughout 2013 and into 2014.


Related Topix: Arts

Mon Jul 28, 2014

William Shatner, Russian grammar and anime: Top finds at upcoming used book sale in Bay County

A scene from an anime graphic novel at the Friends of the Bay County Libraries 40th annual Used Book Sale.


Related Topix: Bay County, MI, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, Arts, Bay City, MI

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Republic

Global Columbus: Marionette Yvonne Cortez

Family: Husband, Lenin Cortez, works as a machine operator at Rightway Fasteners Inc.; two daughters, Nicole Yvonne, 17, Melanie Marinel, 9 Hobbies: I collect stamps, and I love reading nonfiction books, especially biographies of famous people.


Related Topix: Columbus, IN, Arts

Boing Boing

Summer reading list: nonfiction

Being a compendium of some of my most popular nonfiction reviews from the past year, from Capital in the 21st Century to The Divide A genuinely funny and extremely weird tour through the world's dumbest rules, starting with the Babylonians up through the Hittites ; the ancient Greeks and Romans and modern times, including the notorious "Pi=3.2" ... (more)


Related Topix: Arts

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Denver Post

Review: "Manakamana" a sensorally rich ferrying to Hindu temple

High above a jungle in Nepal, pilgrims make an ancient journey by cable car to worship Manakamana.


Related Topix: Arts, Leviathan, Sweetgrass, Boat Disaster, Movies, Entertainment

Thu Jul 24, 2014


International Best-Selling Author Paul McKenna on His Writing Process

Paul McKenna , the hypnotist and self-help guru from the UK, has a gift for writing best-selling nonfiction books.


Related Topix: Paul McKenna, Arts

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Effingham Herald

Manor of Secrets' is fun young adult fare

Editor's note: For fans of the British period drama "Downton Abbey," the fifth season can't come too soon.


Related Topix: Arts

Tue Jul 22, 2014

New directions: Chevy Chase writer finds insights in nature

The way she decided she would negotiate her current stresses - the death of her sister, her own battle with breast cancer and the empty nest when her daughters left for college - was to erect “a small conservatory off the back of our home … and learn how to care for tropical plants.” The most recent of her books, ... (more)


Related Topix: Washington, DC, Chevy Chase (Washington, DC), Home Gardening, Home, Arts, Spring Valley (Washington, DC), Entertainment

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Ernest Hemingway

As a young writer, ERNEST HEMINGWAY knew he could recreate American fiction if he held a true, remorseless bead on the scenes before his eyes and the sentences forming in his head.


Related Topix: Ernest Hemingway, Vocal, Arts

Sat Jul 19, 2014


Curt Gentry dies: best-selling writer of Manson, Hoover books

Curt Gentry , a San Francisco author who wrote or co-wrote 13 books including best-sellers "Helter Skelter" about the Charles Manson case and a harshly critical biography of FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover , died July 10 in a San Francisco hospital .


Related Topix: North Beach (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Arts

The Morning Call

Top 3 Books: Nonfiction hardcover

The history of North America is encapsulated in the history of her covered bridges in many ways.


Related Topix: Arts

Star Tribune

Review: 'War of the Whales; A True Story,' by Joshua Horwitz

NONFICTION: After several whales beached themselves and died in 2000, journalist Joshua Horwitz set out to find out why - and discovered that the mass deaths were almost certainly caused by the U.S. Navy.


Related Topix: Arts, US Military, US Navy, Entertainment

Dallas Morning News

'Spillover' author David Quammen kicks off the 10th annual Mayborn with inspiration, advice

Three-time National Magazine Award winner David Quammen winningly engaged an audience of aspiring and published authors at the kickoff of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference in Grapevine.


Related Topix: Arts, University of North Texas, Journalism, Dallas, TX

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Monterey County Herald

Wall Street Journal-Best Sellers

Nielsen BookScan gathers point-of-sale book data from about 16,000 locations across the U.S., representing about 85 percent of the nation's book sales.


Related Topix: Arts


'The UnAmericans' S.F. author mines history to convey personal truths

A few years ago, Molly Antopol put aside a story she'd been working on about Jewish partisans in World War II.


Related Topix: Noe Valley (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Arts, Israel, World News, Middle East, Israel Travel, Middle East Travel, Travel

'The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia'

"The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia " by Candace Fleming is a carefully researched nonfiction book about the last czar of Russia, Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their five children.

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Related Topix: World News, Russia, Arts