FiveBooks Newsletter 57


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This week on FiveBooks featured Professor Dan Ariely on [5]Behavioural
  Economics and Swedish author Maria Sveland on [6]feminism, as well as
  essential reading lists on [7]Pakistan and (inspiration for the weeked
  grill) [8]barbecue.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dan-ariely-on-behavioural-economics
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/maria-sveland-on-feminism
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mani-shankar-aiyar-on-pakistan’s-history-and-identity
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-raichlen-on-barbecue-and-grill

Coming up next week: ex-CIA officer Robert Baer discusses the life of a spy,
  and Middle East expert Marc Lynch dissects the Arab Spring. Don’t forget to
  explore our full [9]interview backlist for hidden gems from the archive.
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

FiveBooks News

[10]Steven Raichlen on Barbecue and Grill
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-raichlen-on-barbecue-and-grill

Friday July 29

America’s master griller chooses books on the world’s oldest cooking method.
  He discusses why brown tastes better, and how our primal urge to play with
  fire helped us evolve [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/steven-raichlen-on-barbecue-and-grill

[12]Maria Sveland on Feminism
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/maria-sveland-on-feminism

Wednesday July 28

The feminist author chooses liberating literature for women, from Virginia
  Woolf  to  Erica  Jong.  She  says  that  men  still don’t share equal
  responsibility  in  the  home,  and  that life after divorce is easier
  [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/maria-sveland-on-feminism

[14]Dan Ariely on Behavioural Economics
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dan-ariely-on-behavioural-economics

Wednesday July 27

We  can  all be more aware of our surroundings and our decision-making
  process, says the professor of psychology and behavioural economics. He
  recommends five books to help us maximise our prosperity and well-being
  [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dan-ariely-on-behavioural-economics

[16]Mani Shankar Aiyar on Pakistan’s History and Identity
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mani-shankar-aiyar-on-pakistan’s-history-and-identity

Tuesday July 26

India’s first-ever consul general to Karachi says Pakistan is not a failed
  state. He is convinced that its middle class will save it from the Taliban,
  and  that  it can engage with India and set aside historic hostilities
  [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mani-shankar-aiyar-on-pakistan’s-history-and-identity

[18]John Morrill on Oliver Cromwell
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-morrill-on-oliver-cromwell

Monday July 25

The professor of history at Cambridge asks why Oliver Cromwell remains
  Britain’s most controversial ruler, and what the morbid story of Cromwell’s
  head  after  his  death  has to say about British history [19]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-morrill-on-oliver-cromwell

[20]Cecile Richards on How Progressives Can Make a Difference
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/cecile-richards-on-how-progressives-can-make-difference

Sunday July 24

The president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America tells us about
  the stories of struggle and resilience that have inspired her and can give
  encouragement to others seeking change [21]Continue reading…
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/cecile-richards-on-how-progressives-can-make-difference

[22]Down To The Wire
    Links:
      22. http://b.rw/r6d163

Howard Marks | Oaktree Capital | 22 July 2011

Exceptional, politically impartial, backgrounder on current debt crisis for
  anyone still feeling remotely confused. Clear analysis of how we reached
  present situation, what the true risks are and which outcomes are most
  likely [23]More like this
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Featured Topic

[24]Journalism
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Find out what it's really like to be a journalist. Read about the shadowy
  world of foreign reporting, learn what makes a great article and delve into
  the history of journalism   [25]Read on
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[26]Cromwell’s Head by Jonathan Fitzgibbons
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/cromwell’s-head-by-jonathan-fitzgibbons

[27]John Morrill says: “The extraordinary adventures of Cromwell’s head
  allow Fitzgibbons to tell the history of Cromwell over the last 300 years”
  [28]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/john-morrill-on-oliver-cromwell
      28. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[29]Apple Store Challenge
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos/apple-store-challenge

You can get a pizza delivered there. You can have a romantic date. But they
  draw the line at dimming the lights [30]More videos
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[31]André Gide, on repetition
    Links:
      31. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/08/do-i-repeat-myself/8572

“Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one
    was listening, everything must be said again”

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

Reader Recommendations

_@reporter-arm_  Face  recognition:  Anonymous  no  more | The Economist
  http://t.co/94rVfCB [34]#browsings
  [35]More like this
    Links:
      34. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      35. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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