Thu March 21, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Is Amazon Building A CIA Cloud?

Originally published on Thu March 21, 2013 11:44 am

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveils new Kindle reading devices at a press conference in 2012.
David McNew Getty Images


Wed March 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Jane Goodall Apologizes For Lifted Passages In Her New Book

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 11:56 am

Primatologist Jane Goodall observes chimpanzees in 1997 at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary near Nanyuki, north of Nairobi, Kenya.
Jean-Marc Bouju AP


Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Honolulu, Chicago Campaign To Host Obama's Presidential Library

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 6:37 am

President Obama arrives on Capitol Hill earlier this month.
J. Scott Applewhite AP


Tue March 19, 2013
The Salt

'Drunken Botanist' Takes A Garden Tour Of The Liquor Cabinet

Originally published on Thu March 21, 2013 7:43 am

The next time you're sipping on a glass of something boozy, consider the plants behind your beverage. Some of them might spring immediately to mind: grapes in your wineglass, rye in your whiskey bottle, juniper in your gin and tonic. But what about sorghum and coriander? Cinchona and bitter orange?

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Mon March 18, 2013
Author Interviews

'FDR And The Jews' Puts A President's Compromises In Context

Originally published on Sun March 24, 2013 7:17 am

President Franklin D. Roosevelt meets with the National Jewish Welfare Board — (left to right) Walter Rothschild, Chaplain Aryeh Lev, Barnett Brickner and Louis Kraft — at the White House on Nov. 8, 1943.
George R. Skadding AP

The subject of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's relationship with the Jewish community is complicated, multidimensional and contentious. On the one hand, the former New York governor won Jewish votes by landslide margins and led the Allies to victory in World War II, defeating Nazi Germany. Some of his closest advisers and strongest supporters were Jews, including Felix Frankfurter, whom he named to the Supreme Court, speechwriter Samuel Rosenman and Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau.

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