Books

3:27pm

Fri June 13, 2014
This Week's Must Read

Eric Cantor And A Defeat Of Biblical Proportions

Originally published on Fri June 13, 2014 4:52 pm

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After his unexpected defeat in the Republican primary, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor opened a press conference by saying, "In the Jewish faith, you know, I grew up, went to Hebrew school, read a lot in the Old Testament, and you learn a lot about individual setbacks."

This is not mere piety, and the King James Version of the Bible, made up of the Old Testament and the New, is a terrific book. The heroes of these stories do not lead the race wire to wire. Those who are elevated are tested and taught by disaster.

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5:56am

Fri June 13, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: A Q&A With IMPAC Award Winner Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Juan Gabriel Vásquez is a Colombian author whose works include The Sound of Things Falling and The Informers.
Hermance Triay Courtesy Riverhead

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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3:15am

Fri June 13, 2014
History

40 Years On, Woodward And Bernstein Recall Reporting On Watergate

Originally published on Sun June 15, 2014 9:59 am

Journalists Bob Woodward (left) and Carl Bernstein at the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Their reporting about the scandal later known as "Watergate" won a Pulitzer Prize.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

Many people know All the President's Men as a film: a hit movie about the two young reporters who cracked the Watergate conspiracy. It's the only blockbuster that centers on two guys making phone calls, organizing paper notes and meeting a source called Deep Throat in a parking garage.

But before the movie, there was a book, which came out 40 years ago this month. In it, reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein tell the story of how they uncovered the scandal.

It all started in the Watergate hotel and office complex in Washington.

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5:38am

Thu June 12, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Charles Wright, Who Writes Of God And Nature, To Be Poet Laureate

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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6:01am

Wed June 11, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Appeals Court Rules Digital Library Doesn't Violate Copyright Law

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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