FiveBooks Newsletter 103


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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.
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

FiveBooks at The Browser

Today on FiveBooks, [5]Paul Theroux tells us which travel books have
  most inspired his own travels and writing – including how reading Mark
  Twain led him to go on the journey that became The Great Railway
  Bazaar.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-theroux-on-travelling

Also on the site: Orwell prize shortlisted author [6]Gavin Knight
  discusses gang crime; historian [7]Joseph Corn considers aviation past
  and present; [8]Timothy Noah declaims the inequality crisis; and maths
  writer [9]Dana Mackenzie talks about the beauty of mathematics.
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gavin-knight-on-gang-crime
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joseph-corn-on-aviation-history
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/timothy-noah-on-inequality-crisis
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dana-mackenzie-on-beauty-and-fun-mathematics

Next week, look out for Bettany Hughes on divine women, Robert
  MacFarlane on wild places, and much more. Thanks for reading!

FiveBooks News

[10]Paul Theroux on Travelling
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-theroux-on-travelling

Friday June 15

Travel is a leap in the dark, says Paul Theroux – and one that will
  leave you a different person at the other end. He recommends five
  travel books that inspired him, from Mark Twain at sea to VS Naipaul in
  India [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-theroux-on-travelling

[12]Joseph Corn on Aviation History
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joseph-corn-on-aviation-history

Thursday June 14

The historian and author pilots us through a century of aviation, from
  the excitement that greeted the first airplanes to the transformative
  role of World War II and today’s frequent flyers [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joseph-corn-on-aviation-history

[14]Gavin Knight on Gang Crime
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gavin-knight-on-gang-crime

Wednesday June 13

Inner-city crime is a matter of deprivation not race, and comes from a
  street culture that respects extreme violence, says the author of a new
  book based on two years among British gangs and the police units
  covering them [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gavin-knight-on-gang-crime

[16]Timothy Noah on The Inequality Crisis
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/timothy-noah-on-inequality-crisis

Tuesday June 12

Income inequality has reached a crisis point in America, says the
  author of The Great Divergence – yet with powerful nationwide pressure
  to address the problem, there is also an opportunity for change
  [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/timothy-noah-on-inequality-crisis

[18]Dana Mackenzie on the Beauty and Fun of Mathematics
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dana-mackenzie-on-beauty-and-fun-mathematics

Monday June 11

From mathematical card tricks to an arrangement of interlocking
  pentagons previously thought impossible, the maths writer explains why
  solutions to maths problems can be as beautiful as paintings or
  sculpture [19]Continue reading…
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dana-mackenzie-on-beauty-and-fun-mathematics

[20]Sartre, Camus And A Woman Called Wanda
    Links:
      20. http://b.rw/MsXH1N

Andy Martin | Telegraph | 7 June 2012

"Jean-Paul Sartre had one big problem: He looked like something hanging
  off the outside of Notre Dame." Whereas rival philosopher Albert Camus
  had the looks of a movie star. When they fell for the same woman things
  got complicated [21]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[22]Parenting
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/parenting

What's the best way to bring up children? Indeed, is there a right way
  at all? [23]Read on
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/parenting

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[24]An Area of Darkness by VS Naipaul
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/area-darkness-by-vs-naipaul

[25]Paul Theroux says: "Meeting him I saw how he provoked people into
  saying things” [26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-theroux-on-travelling
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[27]10 Bets You Will Always Win
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/10-bets-you-will-always-win

Paul Newman got his thumbs broken for this sort of thing [28]More
  videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[29]Emma Coats, on how to write
    Links:
      29. https://twitter.com/lawnrocket/status/212358738022113283

"I start with a situation I like, then I figure out what kind of
    person would get themselves into it"

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

Reader Recommendations

@nuzav Good night to a goodfella: the death of Henry Hill is the end of
  a Mafia story - - http://t.co/ySMcmIr8 via @Independent
  [32]#browsings [33]More like this
    Links:
      32. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      33. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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