FiveBooks Newsletter 56


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Today on FiveBooks, veteran travel writer Colin Thubron recommends [5]his
  own favourite travel reading. Earlier in the week, media analyst Jay Rosen
  talked about [6]journalism in the internet age – breaking from tradition to
  pick five online articles, not books. Other interviews featured five books
  on [7]wine and [8]the cosmos.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/colin-thubron-on-travel-writing
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jay-rosen-on-journalism-internet-age
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/randall-grahm-on-wine
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sean-carroll-on-cosmology

Next week, look out for more essential reading on FiveBooks … including Dan
  Ariely on behavioural economics and master griller Steve Raichlan on
  barbecue.

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[9]Colin Thubron on Travel Writing
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/colin-thubron-on-travel-writing

Friday July 22

The much-travelled author reflects on more than 40 years of writing about
  other  cultures  and  shares  his own favourite travel reading with us
  [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/colin-thubron-on-travel-writing

[11]Oscar Hijuelos on Cuba
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/oscar-hijuelos-on-cuba

Thursday July 21

The best-selling novelist tells us about books that evoke the land of his
  parents, from a noirish take on contemporary Havana to the cabaret scene of
  pre-Castro Cuba [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/oscar-hijuelos-on-cuba

[13]Sean Carroll on Cosmology
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sean-carroll-on-cosmology

Wednesday July 20

The theoretical cosmologist discusses five books about space, time and the
  universe that even the science-shy can understand and enjoy [14]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/sean-carroll-on-cosmology

[15]Jay Rosen on Journalism in the Internet Age
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jay-rosen-on-journalism-internet-age

Tuesday July 19

In  a break from our usual practice of focusing on books, we asked the
  journalism  analyst  and  veteran  blogger  to recommend five articles
  illustrating the upheavals of the news business [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/jay-rosen-on-journalism-internet-age

[17]Randall Grahm on Wine
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/randall-grahm-on-wine

Monday July 18

The Californian winemaker gives us a fabulously eclectic reading list for
  understanding and enjoying the world of wine [18]Continue reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/randall-grahm-on-wine

[19]Eric Foner on the Evolution of Liberalism
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-foner-on-evolution-liberalism

Sunday July 17

The historian chooses five books illustrating how concepts of American
  liberalism have changed over the past 50 years, and tells us about the
  tension that lies at the heart of liberalism today [20]Continue reading…
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/eric-foner-on-evolution-liberalism

[21]The War For Catch-22
    Links:
      21. http://b.rw/oLfyaW

Tracy Daugherty | Vanity Fair | 21 June 2011

On the complex genesis of great anti-war book. Started off as Catch-18.
  Proof  sent  to  Evelyn  Waugh, who replied: "I am sorry that the book
  fascinates you so much. It has many passages quite unsuitable to a lady’s
  reading" [22]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Featured Topic

[23]American Progressivism
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/topics/american-progressivism-0

In  the  coming  weeks, we’re interviewing 10 politicians, economists,
  historians and journalists with the aim of understanding what it means to be
  a progressive, or a liberal, in today’s America. The first interviews are
  below. We’ll be adding a new interview each Sunday, so do come back to see
  how the series develops. Series co-edited by Neera Tanden, chief operating
  officer, Center for American Progress [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/american-progressivism-0

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[25]The Art and Science of Wine by James Halliday and Hugh Johnson
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/art-and-science-wine-by-james-halliday-and-hugh-johnson

[26]Randall Grahm says: “If you have one wine book on a desert island this
  would probably be it” [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/randall-grahm-on-wine
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[28]Hackgate: The Movie
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/hackgate-movie

First 30 seconds: pedestrian. Second 30 seconds: brilliant [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[30]S.J. Perelman, on love
    Links:
      30. http://www.dangerousminds.net/comments/before_they_made_sj_perelman_they_broke_the_mold

"Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, it’s the triumphant twang
    of a bedspring"

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

Reader Recommendations

_@paulstpancras_  Bronte  Capital: When you talk to a journalist off the
  record how safe are you? – http://goo.gl/exazX [33]#browsings
  [34]More like this
    Links:
      33. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      34. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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