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"I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored."

—Albert Einstein (1875-1955) German-born American theoretical physicist, theories of relativity, philosopher


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Books of The Times: Review: ‘The Wright Brothers’ by David McCullough 
  Tue, 05 May 2015 01:37:13 GMT 
    This concise, exciting and fact-packed book gives a portrait of the aviation pioneers with detail so granular you may wonder how it was all collected.

Books of The Times: Review: ‘Women of Will,’ by Tina Packer, a Look at Shakespeare’s Feminine Side 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 21:37:38 GMT 
    Ms. Packer, the founding artistic director of Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass., examines Shakespeare’s heroines in this book, which grew out of her play.

Charlie Hebdo Award at PEN Gala Sparks More Debate 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 21:13:08 GMT 
    The debate over a literary honor for Charlie Hebdo may take on greater urgency after the shootings outside a Texas conference.

‘Look Who’s Back’: Germans Reflect on the Success of a Satire About Hitler 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 19:54:39 GMT 
    The book’s success is evidence of a generational shift, a sense that 70 years after the Nazis, it’s time to use dark humor to address Germany’s past.

T Magazine: Ashley and JaQuavis Coleman: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 17:32:36 GMT 
    Urban fiction, or street lit, has been snubbed by the publishing industry and scorned by black intellectuals. Yet these authors may just be the most successful literary couple in America.

Rhapsody, a Lofty Literary Journal, Perused at 39,000 Feet 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 00:53:32 GMT 
    For its front-cabin passengers, United Airlines is turning Rhapsody into the Paris Review of the air, attracting authors like Joyce Carol Oates and Anthony Doerr.

Ex-C.I.A. Official Rebuts Republican Claims on Benghazi Attack in ‘The Great War of Our Time’ 
  Mon, 04 May 2015 00:15:05 GMT 
    Michael J. Morell says there is “no evidence” to support the charge that “there was a conspiracy between C.I.A. and the White House to spin the Benghazi story.”

Ruth Rendell, Novelist Who Thrilled and Educated, Dies at 85 
  Sun, 03 May 2015 01:20:20 GMT 
    Ms. Rendell was a prolific writer of intricately plotted mystery novels that combined psychological insight, social conscience and teeth-chattering terror.

Bookshelf: Books on the History of the Police, the Landmarks Commission and the Waldorf Astoria 
  Sat, 02 May 2015 18:31:24 GMT 
    A look at the first 50 years of the Police Department and of New York City’s landmarks law, and a fact-filled book about the Waldorf Astoria.

Books of The Times: Review: Zachary Leader’s ‘The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915-1964’ 
  Sat, 02 May 2015 01:12:54 GMT 
    Mr. Leader brings an evenhanded approach to Bellow’s life in this biography, the first of two planned volumes, but the book takes time to find its feet.

ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘The Life of Saul Bellow’ 
  Fri, 01 May 2015 21:57:43 GMT 
    Sam Tanenhaus talks about Saul Bellow, and Emily Bazelon discusses Jon Krakauer’s “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.”

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