FiveBooks Newsletter 39


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Dear FiveBooks Readers,

This week on FiveBooks, we’ve featured illuminating interviews on a wide
  range of subjects, from Communism and Turkish Politics to Filmmaking and
  Fast Food. We also brought you an exclusive interview with former American
  presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who chose five books on Simple
  Governance. Enjoy!

[1]Frank Cottrell Boyce on Filmmaking
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/frank-cottrell-boyce-on-movie-business

_Monday, March 21st_
  Filmmaking involves lots of different disciplines, says the acclaimed
  English screenwriter and author. And the secret of making good films is to
  look outward – for instance, by reading the history of railways [2]Continue
  Reading…
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/frank-cottrell-boyce-on-movie-business

[3]Robert Conquest on Communism
    Links:
      3. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-conquest-on-communism

_Tuesday, March 22nd_
  Esteemed historian of the Soviet Union recommends five books on Communism,
  from novels and personal narratives to theoretical worksEsteemed historian
  of the Soviet Union recommends five books on Communism, from novels and
  personal narratives to theoretical works [4]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-conquest-on-communism

[5]Per Gahrton on Georgia
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gahrton-on-georgia

_Wednesday, March 23rd_
  Politician talks about conflict and chaos in Georgia – and the strange and
  wonderful things Georgians do with grapes [6]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gahrton-on-georgia

[7]Hugh Pope on Turkish Politics
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hugh-pope-on-turkish-politics

_Thursday, March 24th_
  The Istanbul-based author and former foreign correspondent discusses the
  legacy of Atatürk, the country’s convergence with Europe and why no book has
  yet been written on Erdogan and the AKP [8]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hugh-pope-on-turkish-politics

[9]Mike Huckabee on Simple Governance
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mike-huckabee-on-simple-governance

_Friday, March 25th_
  Conservative broadcaster, former Arkansas governor, and possible 2012
  contender challenges the concept of the elite and says that faith alone,
  without action, is meaningless [10]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mike-huckabee-on-simple-governance

[11]Henry Dimbleby on His Fast Food Philosophy
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/henry-dimbleby-on-his-fast-food-philosophy

_Sunday, March 27th_
  Co-founder of the Leon chain of healthy fast food restaurants describes his
  growth as a chef through books, from Orwell to Jacques Pépin [12]Continue
  Reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/henry-dimbleby-on-his-fast-food-philosophy

Finally, we hope you’ll enjoy today’s interview with esteemed British lawyer
  and author [13]Anthony Julius, whose high-profile clients have included
  Princess Diana and Deborah Lipstadt. He chooses five books on Censorship,
  and treats us to a wide-ranging discussion of literature, from Hardy and D H
  Lawrence to Salman Rushdie.
    Links:
      13. http://[LINK//thebrowser.com/interviews/anthony-julius-on-censorship]

Yours,

The FiveBooks team at TheBrowser

[14]Libya, Waiting to See
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/eI805C

Aaron Bady | Zunguzungu | 26 March 2011

Fine,  reflective  essay on wisdom of Libyan intervention, emphasising
  Qaddafi's record of imperialism and warmongering in Africa. He's a cancer.
  And the UN intervention is chemo-therapy. Poisonous and awful, but worth it
  in the end

Current Topic

[15]Film
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/topics/film

What do film directors read? Is screenwriting literature? What are the best
  Indian films? Is there fame in film subtitling? Our experts and editors have
  the answers. For the film buff who browses ...[16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/topics/film

Book of the Week

[17]Between East And West: Across The Borderlands Of Europe
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/between-east-and-west-across-borderlands-europe-by-anne-applebaum

-by Anne Applebaum -

_Robert Conquest says:_ “If you went from West to East Germany, after the
  wall had fallen, in ten miles you were into a completely different country.
  The same with Finland and Vyborg. Anne Applebaum captures the feeling of
  regression under the Soviets so well.” [18]More recommendations…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

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