FiveBooks Newsletter 49


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Today on FiveBooks, Harvard academic Joseph Nye, who pioneered the theory of
  “soft power”, picks five books about [1]global power relations. He says,
  “There are two great power shifts going on in the 21st century: from west to
  east, and from state to non-state actors.”
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joseph-nye-on-global-power

Don’t miss TC Boyle talking to us about nature and man, and interviews on
  topics ranging from reform in Pakistan to Latin American literature … all
  coming up next week on FiveBooks.

Thanks for reading.

FiveBooks News

[2]Joseph Nye on Global Power
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joseph-nye-on-global-power

Friday June 3rd

The Harvard academic talks about changing power in the 21st century – and
  how  whose  story  wins matters as much as whose army wins [3]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      3. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/joseph-nye-on-global-power

[4]Duncan Clark on Climate Change
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/duncan-clark-on-climate-change

Thursday June 2nd

The environment writer suggests the best reading on carbon costs, climate
  science  and  technological  solutions  to save the planet [5]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/duncan-clark-on-climate-change

[6]Vishakha Desai on Asian Women
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/vishakha-desai-on-asian-women

Wednesday June 1st

The president of the Asia Society discusses the changing role of women in
  Asian countries and how women have reached positions of leadership there
  [7]Continue reading…
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/vishakha-desai-on-asian-women

[8]Shahram Khosravi on a World of Borders
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/shahram-khosravi-on-world-borders

Tuesday May 31th

The migration expert says that to understand what makes integration fail or
  succeed we need to know why migrants moved in the first place [9]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/shahram-khosravi-on-world-borders

[10]Hugo Vickers on Royal Biographies
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hugo-vickers-on-royal-biographies

Monday May 30th

Hugo Vickers talks about what makes a good royal biography, and how he
  helped Helena Bonham Carter prepare for her film role as the Queen Mother
  [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/hugo-vickers-on-royal-biographies

[12]Audrey Penn on Books for Teenagers
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/audrey-penn-on-books-teenagers

Sunday May 29th

The children’s author picks five books she loved as a teenager – all stories
  of struggle in the face of adversity which she identifies with her own
  struggle with disability [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/audrey-penn-on-books-teenagers

[14]Lady Gaga Takes Tea With Mr Fry
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/lizTnM

Stephen Fry | FT | 27 May 2011

Eccentric British polymath interviews outrageous global music superstar.
  Seriously. Irresistible from the start: "You get a strong sense of the
  character and behaviour of a great star by smelling the mood of those around
  them"

Featured Topic

[15]Relationships
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/topics/relationships

Everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask), includes
  interviews with psychology and relationship experts from Mira Kirshenbaum to
  Kate Figes and articles that cover the myriad of human complexities

Book of the Week

[16]Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China by Jung Chang
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/wild-swans-three-daughters-china-by-jung-chang

[17]Vishakha  Desai  says: Wild Swans is one of those iconic books for
  understanding the generations of Chinese women
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/harry-wu-on-communist-china

Video of the Week

[18]Risking It All
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/videos/risking-it-all

Driving trucks across mountain passes in the tribal areas of Pakistan. Don't
  look down. Better still, just don't look

Quote of the Week

[19]Glen David Gold, on causality
    Links:
      19. http://crookedtimber.org/2011/05/25/sunnyside-fueled-by-randomness

"Such is the nature of the inexplicable that, as long as it does not
    involve money, it can be ignored"

Reader Recommendations

_@billallison_ RT _@TheAmScho_:    Blue-Collar   Brilliance-   Questioning
  assumptions    about    intelligence,    work    and   social   class.
  [20]tinyurl.com/3qqupwx [21]#browsings
    Links:
      20. http://tinyurl.com/3qqupwx
      21. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings

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