FiveBooks Newsletter 116


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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.
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  interviews of the week before, plus a pick of the best content on The
  Browser.
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FiveBooks News

[5]Robert Baer on Being a Spy
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-baer-on-being-spy

Friday September 14

The former CIA operative lifts the lid on the reality of spying. He
  says the intelligence service knew there were no weapons of mass
  destruction in Iraq before the war, but politicians and reporters
  didn’t listen [6]Continue reading…
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-baer-on-being-spy

[7]Denise Hamilton on Perfume
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/denise-hamilton-on-perfume

Thursday September 13

The author guides us through the intoxicating world of the perfumer,
  from ancient Egypt to wartime Paris – and explains what Guerlain meant
  when he said his fragrances contained a whiff of his mistress's bottom
  [8]Continue reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/denise-hamilton-on-perfume

[9]Eric Olsen on How to Write
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write

Wednesday September 12

From their egos and anxieties to the way they work, writers have more
  in common than we might think. The journalist and editor takes us
  inside the writing process and reveals who gives the best advice for
  aspiring authors [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-olsen-on-how-write

[11]Nigel Warburton on Introductions to Philosophy
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nigel-warburton-on-introductions-philosophy

Tuesday September 11

How should we live? What is the nature of reality? Should pro golfers
  be allowed to use carts? The philosophy lecturer sets us off down the
  road of philosophical enquiry with an intriguing reading list
  [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/nigel-warburton-on-introductions-philosophy

[13]Tim Harford on Unexpected Economics
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-harford-on-unexpected-economics

Monday September 10

The Undercover Economist himself, Tim Harford, says you can find
  economics lessons in the most unlikely places, including the virtual
  world of computer games [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-harford-on-unexpected-economics

[15]Rick Telander on American Football (and its Dark Side)
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rick-telander-on-american-football-and-its-dark-side

Sunday September 9

It’s America’s favourite sport – at its best, a wonderful, thrilling
  spectacle; at its worst, legitimised violence exacting a terrible price
  on players. The Chicago Sun-Times sportswriter takes us inside the
  game's dark heart [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/rick-telander-on-american-football-and-its-dark-side

[17]Obama's Way
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/RGNnYu

Michael Lewis | Vanity Fair | 11 September 2012

Admiring portrait. Much discussed, now ungated. Perceptively done. Good
  quotes. "There are some things about being president that I still have
  difficulty doing. For example, faking emotion." Obama has found his
  Schlesinger [18]More like this
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[19]The Fall of Lance Armstrong
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/fall-lance-armstrong

Once a hero, but now the game is up. Here's how the aggressively
  preserved reputation of Lance Armstrong finally crumbled [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/fall-lance-armstrong

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[21]Galateo by Giovanni della Casa
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/galateo-by-giovanni-della-casa

[22]Denise Hamilton says: “It’s a very lush, richly imagined book. It
  just bursts with sensuality and the smells of Paris in the 18th
  century” [23]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/denise-hamilton-on-perfume
      23. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[24]Mysteries Of The Vernacular: Pants
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/videos/mysteries-vernacular-pants

How pants, as in trousers, got their name [25]More videos
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[26]Arthur Schopenhauer, on reading
    Links:
      26. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2012/09/on-reading-and-books?

"It would be a good thing to buy books if one could also buy the
    time to read them"

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

Reader Recommendations

@joespring Why did 10 people die on Everest this past spring? A must
  read by @GraysonSchaffer. [28]t.co/Bogwfu6c #longreads #longform
  [29]#browsings [30]More like this
    Links:
      28. http://t.co/Bogwfu6c
      29. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      30. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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