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Samuel Hynes Discusses His Book ‘The Unsubstantial Air’ 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:07:14 GMT 
    Samuel Hynes’s new book, “The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War,” was inspired by his life of flying, most notably as an airman in World War II.








Books of The Times: John Berryman Is Reconsidered in 4 New Books 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:43:58 GMT 
    Several new books include works of, and details about, the poet John Berryman, who would have been 100 this year.








Park Honan, a Biographer of Authors, Is Dead at 86 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:19:58 GMT 
    Mr. Honan’s groundbreaking books included biographies of Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning, Jane Austen and Shakespeare.








Books of The Times: Examining Michael Jackson Impersonators and ‘Dangerous’ 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:44:37 GMT 
    “Michael Jackson’s Dangerous” looks at an album up close, while “The Michael Jacksons” examines Jackson impersonators.








A Word With: Richard Preston: Updating a Chronicle of Suffering: Author of ‘The Hot Zone’ Tracks Ebola’s Evolution 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:13:07 GMT 
    “The Hot Zone,” the nonfiction thriller about Ebola that Richard Preston wrote 20 years ago, is back on best-seller lists.








ArtsBeat: Toni Morrison Papers Will Go To Princeton 
  Sun, 19 Oct 2014 19:20:42 GMT 
    The Nobel Laureate taught at the university from 1989 to 2006.








Cultural Studies: A Not-So-Young Audience for Young Adult Books 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:01:27 GMT 
    An adult who reads books for young people counters critics who say she should keep to her own age.








Bookshelf: Books About Danny Aiello, Filipino Natives on Coney Island and the Waldorf-Astoria 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 22:46:38 GMT 
    New books delve into the life of a New York actor, a promoter who created a human zoo in Brooklyn and one of the most expensive hotels.








ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Story of Us 
  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:14:22 GMT 
    Christine Kenneally discusses “The Invisible History of the Human Race,” and Zephyr Teachout talks about “Corruption in America.”








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.
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