FiveBooks Newsletter 102


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Links to all our original FiveBooks interviews of the week before, plus
  a pick of the best content on The Browser.
  [1]FiveBooks weekly newsletter: Links to all our original FiveBooks
  interviews of the week before, plus a pick of the best content on The
  Browser.
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FiveBooks at The Browser

This week on FiveBooks: Mafia Brotherhoods author [5]John Dickie
  considers the Italian mob; Israeli economist [6]Ariel Rubinstein
  reveals the inner workings of game theory; sports pundit [7]Michael
  Carlson points us to his favourite baseball novels; and royal
  biographer [8]Robert Lacey discusses 60 years of Elizabeth II's reign.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-dickie-on-italian-mafia
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ariel-rubinstein-on-game-theory
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-carlson-on-baseball-novels
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lacey-on-queen

Next week, look out for book recommendations on mathematics, class,
  gang crime, "divine women" and more. Thank you for reading – and to all
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FiveBooks News

[10]John Dickie on the Italian Mafia
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-dickie-on-italian-mafia

Friday June 8

The three biggest Italian mafias remain a powerful presence, with
  tentacles reaching deep inside Italian business and politics. The
  author of Mafia Brotherhoods busts the myth that it’s all in the family
  [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-dickie-on-italian-mafia

[12]Michael Carlson on Baseball Novels
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-carlson-on-baseball-novels

Wednesday June 6

The sports pundit says baseball reflects an American ideal which is now
  an American fantasy. It works well as a metaphor for life, which may be
  why there have been so many good novels written about it [13]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-carlson-on-baseball-novels

[14]Ariel Rubinstein on Game Theory
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ariel-rubinstein-on-game-theory

Wednesday June 6

Game theory is marketed as a system you can apply to any sphere of
  life, but what’s the reality? The professor of economics guides us
  through some classic studies [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ariel-rubinstein-on-game-theory

[16]Robert Lacey on the Queen
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lacey-on-queen

Sunday June 3

The royal biographer Robert Lacey considers Queen Elizabeth II in her
  diamond jubilee year, her legacy, her family history, and her
  ambivalent relationship with Princess Diana [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-lacey-on-queen

[18]How Silence Works
    Links:
      18. http://b.rw/MelkLZ

Jeremy Mesiano-Crookston | Awl | 1 June 2012

Surpisingly open email conversation with four trappist monks. Turns out
  they don't take a vow of silence, can talk when necessary. "Cultivating
  silence in a group is hard and a discipline we have to commit to over
  and over again" [19]More like this
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[20]Wine
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/wine

From filthy plonk to first growth Bordeaux, there's something for every
  palate in our cultural and historical survey of wine [21]Read on
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/wine

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[22]The Universal Baseball Association by Robert Coover
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/universal-baseball-association-by-robert-coover

[23]Michael Carlson says: "Deserves to be read even if you are not a
  fan of baseball” [24]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-carlson-on-baseball-novels
      24. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[25]Making A Flamenco Guitar
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/videos/making-flamenco-guitar

Usually takes 299 hours. Done here in three minutes [26]More videos
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[27]Ray Bradbury, on art
    Links:
      27. http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/06/07/rip-ray-bradbury-quotes?

"We have our Arts so we won’t die of Truth"

[28]More quotes
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

Reader Recommendations

@sarahmenkedick Summer People: http://t.co/LPqVCP3i Lovely, timely
  essay from @AmandaGiracca on life in a tourist town. [30]#browsings
  [31]More like this
    Links:
      30. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      31. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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