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"There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends--always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that."

—Donald J. Adams (b. 1924) [Maxwell Smart] American actor

 

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ArtsBeat: Elmore Leonard’s Papers (and Hawaiian Shirts) Go to University 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 19:24:41 GMT 
    The University of South Carolina has acquired more than 150 boxes of materials for Elmore Leonard’s archive.








Bookshelf: The Dark 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:40:41 GMT 
    New picture books include Lizi Boyd’s “Flashlight” and Madeline Valentine’s “George in the Dark.”


Paperback Row 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:25:48 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.


The Shortlist: 'A Wolf Called Romeo,' by Nick Jans, and More 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:19:22 GMT 
    New books by Nick Jans, Rebecca Frankel and Benoit Denizet-Lewis.


Siegfried Lenz, Novelist of Germany’s Past, Dies at 88 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:59:23 GMT 
    Mr. Lenz, a best-selling writer whose stories examined his country’s role in the rise of Nazism, insisted that the past be recounted accurately.








Richard Norton Smith Dissects Nelson Rockefeller 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:54:35 GMT 
    In 15 years of research on Nelson A. Rockefeller, Richard Norton Smith says he came to see him as an impetuous dreamer who also wanted circumstances very much under his control.


Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:03:26 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.


Crime: John Sandford's 'Deadline,' and More 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:58:04 GMT 
    In John Sandford’s “Deadline,” dogs are being stolen and auctioned off for resale as laboratory animals.


‘Landslide: LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the Dawn of a New America,’ by Jonathan Darman 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:57:47 GMT 
    Jonathan Darman’s history of the 1960s weaves together accounts of the activities of Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan.


Steven Pinker’s ‘The Sense of Style’ 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:57:28 GMT 
    In his writing guide, the Harvard polymath Steven Pinker favors looser, more easygoing grammatical usage.
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