Books

  • "Shade - A Tale of Two Presidents" : Obama's former photographer
    %22shade_-_a_tale_of_two_presidents%22_-_obama's_former_photographer 2018-10-16 23:23:47 UTC
    <p><span style="color: rgb(71, 85, 119); font-size: 18px;"><strong>Pete Souza, the former White House photographer under President Obama, has released &quot;Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents,&quot; a book filled with archived pictures that may induc...
  • Karl Marx, author of "The Communist Manifesto" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier
    Karl_marx__the_author_of_%22das_kapital%22_remains_a_celebrated_figure_in_his_hometown_of_trier 2018-03-22 07:06:35 UTC
    TRIER, GERMANY — While Karl Marx was exiled from Germany and died in England, the author of "The Communist Manifesto" and "Das Kapital" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier in Germany, where he now adorns pedestrian traffic lights ...
  • Stephen Hawking Biography
    Stephen_hawking_biography 2018-03-14 09:29:46 UTC
    Stephen William Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 (exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies. W...
  • A Loss for All Humanity: Physicist Stephen Hawking Died
    Physicist_stephen_hawking_died_ 2018-03-14 08:27:15 UTC
    British physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76, according to a family spokesperson. Known around the globe, he worked to make complicated scientific fields accessible to the public. Stephen Hawking, a renown...
  • Michael Wolff: My book likely is to bring an end to Trump’s presidency
    Michael_wolff-_my_book_likely_is_to_bring_an_end_to_trump%e2%80%99s_presidency 2018-01-06 09:17:42 UTC
    LONDON (Reuters) - The author of a book that is highly critical of Donald Trump’s first year as U.S. president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump’s time in the White House. Michael Wolff told BBC radio that his conclusion...
  • Trump Wants to Stop Publication of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”
    Trump_wants_to_stop_publication_of_%e2%80%9cfire_and_fury-_inside_the_trump_white_house%e2%80%9d 2018-01-04 22:32:09 UTC
    US President Donald Trump’s lawyer said on Thursday he would try to stop publication of a book that portrays an inept president in a fumbling White House and threatened legal action against former top aide Steve Bannon over “defamatory” comments i...
  • Barbaric Slaughter of Native Americans in the 20th Century
    Barbaric_slaughter_of_native_americans_in_the_20th_century- 2017-11-23 17:25:09 UTC
    What happened to the Osage tribe is a dark, lost chapter in American history. The barbaric slaughter of Native Americans in the 20th century shows that part of the white population in the U.S. is unable to leave behind its violent and racist na...
  • This Der Spiegel Trump cover is stunning
    16920_this_der_spiegel_trump_cover_is_stunning 2017-02-04 04:37:43 UTC
    Edel Rodriguez came to the United States from Cuba as a political refugee in 1980. Like many immigrants, he was angered by President Trump's executive order temporarily banning entry to the United States for travelers from seven Muslim-majority co...
  • Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
    Harry_belafonte__artist_and_civil_rights_activist__endorses_bernie_sanders_for_president 2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
    <h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...
  • Remembering creative mastermind Roger Willemsen
    Remembering_creative_mastermind_roger_willemsen 2016-02-10 00:51:21 UTC
    <h3><i>The public loved him as an entertaining presenter of talk shows. Roger Willemsen also wrote bestsellers and was one of Germany’s best-known intellectuals. He died at only 60 years old. </i></h3> Roger Willemsen was diagnosed with cancer ...
  • JK Rowling: Crime thriller will run longer than Harry Potter
    Jk_rowling-_crime_thriller 2014-07-22 06:19:26 UTC
    JK Rowling has said she plans to pen many more crime thrillers, and to create a series that will run for even longer than her seven hugely successful Harry Potter books, which over a decade have proved to be one of the bestselling book series in h...
  • Why is Rumi the best-selling poet in the US?
    Why_is_rumi_the_best-selling_poet_in_the_us 2014-07-19 16:29:37 UTC
    <strong>This 807-year-old Persian mystic and dervish has a massive following in the US and around the world. Jane Ciabattari explains his enduring influence.</strong> The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mas...
  • Hillary Clinton's new book: A foundations for a potential presidential run
    Hillary_clinton_explains_her_comments_on_trump_voters 2014-06-10 21:39:48 UTC
    Hillary Clinton launched her memoir, Hard Choices, on Tuesday, laying the foundations for a potential presidential run with a carefully crafted self-portrait of a battle-hardened politician who has bounced back from her bruising defeat in 2008 arm...
  • Monica Lewinsky returns to 'burn the beret and bury the blue dress'
    Monica_lewinsky-diaalnews.com 2014-05-07 02:54:56 UTC
    Nearly two decades after her name became synonymous with scandal, impeachment and one infamous blue dress, Monica Lewinsky is writing publicly about her affair with President Bill Clinton for the first time. “It’s time to burn the beret and bur...
  • Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies aged 87
    Gabriel_garcia_marquez-diaalnews.com 2014-04-18 06:10:50 UTC
    <h3>Colombian Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87. Best-known for his masterpiece 'One Hundred Years of Solitude,' he is credited with putting magic realism on the literary map.</h3>Sources close to his fam...
  • Jimmy Carter on the road for 'A Call to Action'
    Jimmy_carter-book_passage 2015-08-13 06:20:31 UTC
    Former President Jimmy Carter is on an impressive publicity tour as he promotes his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power." The book addresses worldwide discrimination and violence against women and girls, covers the im...
  • Jimmy Carter: Fight worldwide 'abuse of women and girls'
    President_jimmy_carter 2014-03-29 20:27:17 UTC
    Jimmy Carter is making a "call to action" over discrimination and violence against women, addressing issues from female genital mutilation to child marriage in a new book out in the US this week. The 39th US president writes in A Call to Action...
  • 265 Anne Frank books vandalized in Tokyo libraries
    4bd8ae19548071074c0f6a706700f135 2014-02-22 08:31:38 UTC
    TOKYO (AP) — Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and scores of books about the young Holocaust victim have been vandalized in Tokyo public libraries since earlier this year. The damage was mostly in the form of dozens of ripped pages in th...
  • Obama shops at well-known Washington bookstore
    131130_obama_shopping_ap_328 2013-11-30 20:03:45 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is doing his part to support small businesses. Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha dropped in Saturday at Washington's Politics and Prose bookstore and purchased what he said was a "long list" of books t...
  • Evolution debate again engulfs Texas board
    Texas-evolution-diaalnews.com 2013-11-22 09:23:29 UTC
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The long-simmering battle over teaching evolution in Texas boiled over at a late-night meeting, as the Board of Education extended preliminary approval of new science books for use in classrooms across the state but held up on...
  • Psychic Sylvia Browne dies at 77 in California
    Sylvia_browne-diaalnews.com 2013-11-22 04:14:36 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sylvia Browne once said she was just 3 when she discovered she could look into the future and know what was coming. For the next 74 years, Browne claimed to do just that, predicting who would win elections, which celebritie...
  • Nobel author Doris Lessing dies at 94
    Doris_lessing__86-diaalnews.com 2013-11-18 07:46:26 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Doris Lessing emerged from a black cab outside her home in London one day in 2007 and was confronted by a horde of reporters. When told she had won the Nobel Prize, she blinked and retorted "Oh Christ! ... I couldn't care less." T...
  • Louis D. Rubin, Jr., Southern author, dies at 89
    1ues9j.aust.156 2013-11-17 09:21:39 UTC
    Louis D. Rubin, Jr., a curmudgeonly patron of contemporary Southern writing who as an author, teacher, editor and publisher helped establish and advance the careers of John Barth, Annie Dillard and dozens of others, has died. He was 89. Eva Red...
  • Sarah Palin has written a book, Good Tidings and Great Joy, about the real meaning of Christmas. We read it so you don't have to
    Sarah-plain-diaalnews.com 2013-11-15 09:56:45 UTC
    Sarah Palin has had a busy week. She has been taking shots at Chris Christie, a potential front-runner for the White House in 2016. She has called the pope "liberal". And as well as all that, she is promoting her new book, Good Tidings and Great J...
  • Publisher withdraws CBS source's Benghazi book
    Davies-embassyhouse 2013-11-08 20:07:34 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Publication has been halted for a disputed book about the attack last year on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. Threshold Editions announced Friday that it has withdrawn Dylan Davies' "The Embassy House: The Explosive Eyewitnes...