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"Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them."

—Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield (1694-1773) [4th Earl of Chesterfield] English politician, writer

 

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Former Navy SEAL Team Member Investigated for Bin Laden Disclosures 
  Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:34:35 GMT 
    A former Navy SEAL who wrote a best seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation for disclosing classified material.








Books of The Times: Emily St. John Mandel’s ‘Station Eleven,’ a Flu Apocalypse 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:54:48 GMT 
    Emily St. John Mandel’s novel “Station Eleven” envisions a world in which a strain of flu wipes out most of civilization.








Horror From Cemetery Dance, EC Archives, Centipede Press 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:23:14 GMT 
    On Halloween, a look at three small publishers of horror novels and comics.








Children's Books: 'Red Knit Cap Girl and the Reading Tree' by Naoko Stoop 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:05:07 GMT 
    In the third offering in the Red Knit Cap Girl picture-book series, the heroine and her animal friends create a library in an inviting tree.








Bruce Springsteen: By the Book 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:00:04 GMT 
    The musician and author of the new picture book “Outlaw Pete” likes reading about cosmology: “I find men and women struggling to answer the deepest questions we can ask freeing.”








Best Illustrated Books 
  Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:50:38 GMT 
    The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2014, with sample artwork from each.


ArtsBeat: Have You Got Questions for Gillian Flynn or Cheryl Strayed? 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:48:24 GMT 
    Let us know what you would ask these best-selling authors.








ArtsBeat: Seattle Sorts Library Books Faster than New York? Fuhgeddaboudit 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:17:56 GMT 
    New York’s library book sorter has proven itself superior to one in Washington state is a friendly competition this year.








Books of The Times: ‘Respect’ Tells Aretha Franklin’s Life Story 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:02:39 GMT 
    “Respect” is David Ritz’s latest biography, this one about the life of Aretha Franklin.








Newly Released: Books by David Nicholls and Edward St. Aubyn 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:29:59 GMT 
    Recent releases include fiction by David Nicholls, Edward St. Aubyn, Yannick Grannec and Ludmilla Petrushevskaya.








Emmanuel Carrère’s New Book Profiles Edward Limonov 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:32:49 GMT 
    Emmanuel Carrère’s new book profiles Edward Limonov, the bad boy of Soviet dissident writers.








Galway Kinnell, Plain-Spoken Poet, Is Dead at 87 
  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:02:23 GMT 
    Mr. Kinnell’s works could encompass celebrations of Manhattan street life and meditations on mortality. In 1983, he won a Pulitzer and a National Book Award.


ArtsBeat: Authors Auction Off Novelistic Naming Rights 
  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 21:33:15 GMT 
    Literary figures give readers a literal entree into their novels.








Books of The Times: ‘The Book of Strange New Things,’ by Michel Faber 
  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:48:09 GMT 
    In Michel Faber’s novel “The Book of Strange New Things,” a missionary dispatched to a faraway planet gets desperate missives from his wife.








Bookends: Have You Ever Had a Relationship End Because of a Book? 
  Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:00:03 GMT 
    Zoë Heller and Anna Holmes discuss the havoc books can wreak on relationships.






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