FiveBooks Newsletter 35


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Dear FiveBooks Readers,

This week, we brought you interviews with American historian H W Brands,
  Chanel biographer Justine Picardie, technology writer Stephen Baker, peace
  studies expert David Cortright, and Ben Greenman of _The New Yorker_ — not
  to mention Agatha Christie’s grandson, Mathew Prichard. Enjoy them all at
  the links below.

[1]H W Brands on American Presidents
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/h-w-brands-on-american-presidents

_Monday, February 21st_
  In honour of Presidents Day, bestselling historian H W Brands introduces
  excellent biographies of Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, FDR, and LBJ
  [2]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/h-w-brands-on-american-presidents

[3]Justine Picardie on Fashion Biographies
    Links:
      3. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/justine-picardie-on-fashion-biographies

_Tuesday, February 22nd_
  The _Sunday Telegraph_ columnist and author of _Coco Chanel: The Legend and
  the Life_ chooses her favourite fashion biographies, and considers whether
  fashion and art are inextricably linked [4]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/justine-picardie-on-fashion-biographies

[5]David Cortright on Non-Military Solutions to Political Conflict
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-cortright-on-non-military-solutions-political-conflict

_Wednesday, February 23rd_
  The Notre Dame peace studies expert's choices argue that non-violent
  protests can achieve their aims, that terrorism can only cease through
  negotiation and that wars rarely have winners [6]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-cortright-on-non-military-solutions-political-conflict

[7]Mathew Prichard on Agatha Christie
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mathew-prichard-on-agatha-christie

_Thursday, February 24th_
  Mathew Prichard’s selection of his late grandmother’s literature reveals a
  master storyteller. His own family memories — and a definitive biography —
  show Agatha Christie as kind, shrewd and sensitive [8]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mathew-prichard-on-agatha-christie

[9]Ben Greenman on New York City
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ben-greenman-on-new-york-city

_Friday, February 25th_
  _The New Yorker_’s Ben Greenman selects books that get closer to the heart
  and history of the city. Street interviews, personal reflections and
  political struggles reveal NYC’s vibrant but troubled past [10]Continue
  Reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ben-greenman-on-new-york-city

[11]Stephen Baker on Watson
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-baker-on-watson

_Saturday, February 26th_
  Former _BusinessWeek_ writer recommends five books that deepen our
  understanding of the science and psychology behind Jeopardy!’s computer
  champion, Watson [12]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-baker-on-watson

Finally, be sure to read today’s interview with [13]Jonathan Powell, chief
  of staff to Tony Blair throughout his time in Downing Street, who recommends
  five books on Negotiation, including works by Machiavelli and Henry
  Kissinger.
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathan-powell-on-negotiation

Yours,

The FiveBooks team at TheBrowser

[14]The Pen, Mightier
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/eD9HSs

Nell Boeschenstein | Millions | 23 February 2011

In praise of Pilot Precise V5 rolling-ball extra-fine pen. "The weight was
  satisfying without being overwhelming, the ink flow was solid without being
  sloppy, the plastic did not awaken my oral fixation. By college, it was my
  pen"

Current Topic

[15]Mind And Brain
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/topics/mind

Everything you wanted - or didn't want - to know about your mind. From how
  many friends your brain can cope with, to experts discussing consciousness
  and mental illness [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/topics/mind

Book of the Day

[17]Endless Night
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/endless-night-by-agatha-christie

-by Agatha Christie -
  _Mathew Prichard says_: “My grandmother says somewhere in this book that
  it’s all about relationships. To me, it’s an astonishingly modern and human
  book. To write about people 50 years younger than herself was a tour de
  force. And that’s quite apart from the plot. It also illustrates her belief
  in evil as a force in the world.” [18]More recommendations…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

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