FiveBooks Newsletter 36


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Dear FiveBooks Readers,

Among this week’s interviews, you’ll find enlightening discussions with
  Martin Luther King Jr’s speechwriter, Clarence B Jones; Harvard economist
  Richard B Freeman; Cambridge Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson; and Jonathan
  Powell, chief of staff to Tony Blair during his time in Downing Street.
  Enjoy!

[1]Jonathan Powell on Negotiation
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathan-powell-on-negotiation

_Monday, February 28th_
  Jonathan Powell was a senior member of staff throughout Tony Blair’s time in
  government. His selections suggest that pragmatism, calmness and seeing the
  big picture are central to resolving the world’s conflicts [2]Continue
  Reading…
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jonathan-powell-on-negotiation

[3]Toby Wilkinson on Ancient Egypt
    Links:
      3. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/toby-wilkinson-on-ancient-egypt

_Tuesday, March 1st_
  Cambridge Egyptologist discusses his favourite works on Ancient Egypt, from
  the first book he bought on the subject to an authoritative coffee-table
  tome [4]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/toby-wilkinson-on-ancient-egypt

[5]Jeffrey Wasserstrom on Chinese Life Stories
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jeffrey-wasserstrom-on-chinese-life-stories

_Wednesday, March 2nd_
  Historian and China specialist says that to get a real sense of the country
  you need to focus on individuals and their stories. He lists five books that
  draw on China’s long tradition of biographical writing [6]Continue
  Reading…
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jeffrey-wasserstrom-on-chinese-life-stories

[7]Simon Kernick on Thrillers
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-kernick-on-thrillers

_Thursday, March 3rd_
  Plot is king, says bestselling thriller writer Simon Kernick of his chosen
  genre. He picks five of his all-time favourites [8]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-kernick-on-thrillers

[9]Clarence B Jones on The Best Speeches of All Time
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/clarence-b-jones-on-best-speeches-all-time

_Friday, March 4th_
  Speechwriter, counsel and friend to Martin Luther King Jr says that watching
  Dr King make the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech was like seeing lightning captured
  in a bottle [10]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/clarence-b-jones-on-best-speeches-all-time

[11]Richard B Freeman on Labour Unions
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-b-freeman-on-labour-unions

_Sunday, March 6th_
  Harvard professor discusses the history and theory of unions – and explains
  why Wisconsin governor Scott Walker should heed the example of Australia’s
  ex-PM, John Howard [12]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/richard-b-freeman-on-labour-unions

Lastly, be sure to read today’s interview with [13]Jane Root, former head of
  BBC2 and President of the Discovery Channel, whose five books offer insight
  into _Where Good TV Ideas Come From_.
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jane-root-on-where-good-tv-ideas-come

Yours,

The FiveBooks team at TheBrowser

[14]This Is Just The Start
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/e40gLl

Sarah Carr | Inanities Blog | 2 March 2011

Wonderful, ruthless parody of Thomas Friedman. "I am not the only person in
  the world who formulates dubious theories based on scant or no evidence
  which I then harangue people with. Other people do it. They are called taxi
  drivers"

Current Topic

[15]American Conservatism
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/topics/american-conservatism

Bemused by the recent emergence of the Tea Party and radical politics in the
  US?  Read  on  to  get  a truly  comprehensive  overview  of  American
  Conservatism [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/topics/american-conservatism

Book of the Day

[17]Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/cultural-atlas-ancient-egypt-by-john-baines-and-jaromir-malek

-by John Baines and Jaromir Malek -
  _Toby Willkinson says:_ “This has remained my most thumbed book on Ancient
  Egypt for the last 23 years. It presents what is a very complex civilisation
  in a visually compelling and accessible way, and is written by two of the
  best Egyptologists in the UK.” [18]More recommendations…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

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