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Paul Ryan: ‘I’m Going To Make That Decision In 2015?

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan came on radio with me Friday night to talk about his new book, the kind of book, I said, one writes when you’re running for president. COLMES: This sounds like the kind of book you write just before you announce for President…I’d like to give you the opportunity [...]

Upson-Saia et al. (eds.), Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity

NEW BOOK FROM ASHGATE: Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity Edited by Kristi Upson-Saia, Occidental College, USA, Carly Daniel-Hughes, Concordia University, Canada and Alicia J. Batten, Conrad Grebel University College, Canada The past two decades have witnessed a proliferation of scholarship on dress in the ancient world. Show More Summary

Faith in War: An Interview with Matthew McCullough

The following is an interview with Matthew McCullough, pastor of Trinity Church in Nashville and author of the excellent new book, The Cross of War: Christian Nationalism and U. S. Expansion in the Spanish-American War (University of Wisconsin Press, August 2014). Show More Summary

DNC Seniors Coordinating Council Chair Statement on Paul Ryan’s Visit to Florida

ATLANTA, Ga. – Today, former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will visit three cities in the Florida panhandle as part of his tour to promote his new book, The Way Forward. Ahead of his visit, Steve Regenstreif,...Show More Summary

How Spiritual Can You Be Without Religion?

Sam Harris' new book Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion will be released in a couple of weeks: The book is all about topics like meditation and spirituality, all without a religious basis, and Harris just published the first chapter on his website:

New Books and ARCs, 8/22/14

20 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Got a fair amount stack of books and ARCs this week. What looks good to you? Let me know in the comments!

Ladies, Put Down That Pink Bible

Jen Wilkin equips women to study Scripture more deeply. I have a confession: I knew I would like Jen Wilkin’s new book, Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds (Crossway), before I read it. Having...Show More Summary

2014 Fall Preview: Here now, Eater National's massive 2014...

23 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Here now, Eater National's massive 2014 Fall Cookbook Preview, "featuring all the releases (from September 1 to December 31) that "are about, written by, or could be useful to chefs/restaurants." This season, expect new books from the likes of Sean...

How Tiny House Villages Could Solve America’s Homeless Epidemic

Could the tiny house phenomenon solve America's homeless epidemic? Andrew Heben, urban planner and professional tiny house builder, says it can. His new book Tent City Urbanism: From Self-Organized Camps to Tiny House Villages explores the growing trend of

A Conversation With Garry Wills

yesterdayNews : Truthdig

Truthdig talks with Garry Wills about his new book “Making Make-Believe Real,” which considers Shakespeare and the political power of poetry.

Gaza: A History

That is the new book by Jean-Pierre Filiu, Oxford University Press.  It would not have come right now unless I were supposed to read it on the plane, so I will.

Amazon’s eBook Collection Gets a New Book Every 5 Minutes

Feel like your novel is getting lost in a sea of other titles in Amazon’s Kindle store? It’s not surprising, as the store’s inventory is growing at an incredibly  rapid pace. Just how fast? Author Claude Nougat has pegged it at 12 books an hour or about one new book every five minutes. Show More Summary

The Battle Of The Sexes, Reduced To Pictograms

Designer Yang Liu tackles gender cliches in the bedroom and the boardroom, using simple, colorful graphics. In Man Meets Woman, a new book from Taschen, Beijing-born, Berlin-based designer Yang Liu manages to reduce already reductive stereotypes about men and women to pictograms--a playful attempt to show just how stupid they are. Show More Summary

There Is One New Book On Amazon Every Five Minutes

Tech Crunch has some sobering news for the indie author while also highlighting the incredible allure of Amazon,. "In an interesting post, writer Claude Nougat estimated the total number of books on Amazon – about 3.4 million at last count (a number that could include apps as well) and then figured out how many books were added in a day. Show More Summary

The Dark Secret Doctors Hide From You

A new book about a doctor’s first year as a medical examiner reveals all sorts of grisly detail but none so alarming as a trade secret the rest of us are perhaps better off not knowing.

Shaun Mullen’s New Book Is Now Available On Kindle

A character in the Doonesbury comic strip once called the 1970s “A kidney stone of a decade,” and compared to the 1960s and 1980s, it indeed was. It was a period of economic and political decline and, of course, abuses of power with Watergate being the worst but by no means only scandal. Decades get [...]

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, the Whale Oil Blog, and International Organized Crime

A new book is causing a stir in New Zealand. It’s called "Dirty Politics". From the blurb: Early in 2014 Nicky Hager was leaked a large number of email and online conversations from Cameron Slater’s Whale Oil blog. Many of these were between Slater and his personal allies on the hard right, revealing an ugly and destructive style of politics. Show More Summary

Tea Party News Network: Paul Ryan 'the Betrayer'

Scottie Hughes, news director for the Tea Party News Network, gives her analysis of Paul Ryan's new book in Politico Magazine. Who doesn’t remember the boyish Paul Ryan, open-collared and brimming with confidence, coming down the gangplank...Show More Summary

There Is One New Book On Amazon Every Five Minutes

In an interesting post, writer Claude Nougat estimated the total number of books on Amazon – about 3.4 million at last count (a number that could include apps as well) and then figured out how many books were added in a day. Nougat noticed that the number rose by 12 books in an hour, which suggests that one new book is added every five minutes. Show More Summary

Failed US War on Terror resulted from bizarre search for Moderate Jihadis

By Patrick Cockburn via [This essay is excerpted from the first chapter of Patrick Cockburn’s new book, The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising, with special thanks to his publisher, OR Books. …

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