FiveBooks Newsletter 75


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Links to all our original FiveBooks interviews of the week before, plus a
  pick of the best content on The Browser.
  [1]FiveBooks weekly newsletter: Links to all our original FiveBooks
  interviews of the week before, plus a pick of the best content on The
  Browser.
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

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Today on FiveBooks, American singer-songwriter [5]Santigold talks about her
  musical influences. She closes a week of compelling interviews, from history
  professor [6]Michael Kazin on the roots of the Occupy movement to author
  [7]Tim Parks on Italian fiction.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/santigold-on-musical-influences
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-kazin-on-roots-occupy-movement
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-parks-on-italian-fiction

We also discovered the best five books of [8]science fiction and on [9]ocean
  life. And professor [10]Colin Calloway told us about the truth behind the
  story of Native Americans and colonists in time for Thanksgiving.
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-roberts-on-science-fiction-classics
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/helen-scales-on-ocean-life
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/colin-calloway-on-native-americans-and-colonisers

Next week's line-up includes historian David Cannadine on the British
  empire, art-critic Hal Foster on pop art, and David Lammy, MP for London's
  Tottenham district, on what we must learn from the UK riots.

FiveBooks News

[11]Santigold on Musical Influences
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/santigold-on-musical-influences

Friday November 25

The singer-songwriter took an unusual route to becoming a performer. She
  tells us how she got started, how to get what you want in the music business
  and  how  an extraordinary range of influences continue to inspire her
  [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/santigold-on-musical-influences

[13]Colin Calloway on Native Americans and Colonisers
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/colin-calloway-on-native-americans-and-colonisers

Thursday November 24

As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, the history professor tells us why
  there's a lot more to the story of colonists and Native Americans than the
  tale of the first Thanksgiving taught in school [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/colin-calloway-on-native-americans-and-colonisers

[15]Michael Kazin on Roots of the Occupy Movement
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-kazin-on-roots-occupy-movement

Wednesday November 23

As police confront Occupy protesters, the history professor and co-editor of
  Dissent magazine looks back at US leftist movements from abolitionism to
  Vietnam to see where OWS came from and what it can learn from the past
  [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-kazin-on-roots-occupy-movement

[17]Adam Roberts on Science Fiction Classics
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-roberts-on-science-fiction-classics

Tuesday November 22

The best sci-fi explores humanity’s anxieties and concerns and is in some
  sense about the future. But it doesn’t try to predict what’s to come. The
  literature professor and sci-fi writer recommends five classics of the genre
  [18]Continue reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-roberts-on-science-fiction-classics

[19]Tim Parks on Italian Fiction
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-parks-on-italian-fiction

Monday November 21

The author, who’s lived in Italy for 30 years, takes us off the beaten track
  through humour, satire and social history to recommend five richly rewarding
  works of Italian fiction [20]Continue reading…
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-parks-on-italian-fiction

[21]Helen Scales on Ocean Life
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/helen-scales-on-ocean-life

Sunday November 20

We plunder the ocean for food, dump our waste in it, respect its wildlife
  less than land-based creatures. Why? Is it a case of "out of sight, out of
  mind"? A marine biologist tells us what's down there and what we're doing to
  it [22]Continue reading…
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/helen-scales-on-ocean-life

[23]George’s God
    Links:
      23. http://b.rw/uTXNa0

Andrew Ferguson | Weekly Standard | 21 November 2011

Revisiting George Harrison, 10 years after his death from cancer. A man of
  two halves. Good George was a modest fellow, devoted to spiritualism and
  Krishna.  Bad  George had an "heroic capacity for cocaine, brandy, and
  adultery" [24]More like this
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[25]Republican Contenders
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/reports/republican-contenders

Romney, Bachmann or Perry? AN Other? Read our selection of background and
  analysis articles on the Republicans hoping to be their party's choice to
  challenge President Obama [26]Read on
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/reports/republican-contenders

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[27]Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/frankenstein-by-mary-shelley

[28]Adam Roberts says: "It is dream-haunting, and possesses remarkable
  imaginative power" [29]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-roberts-on-science-fiction-classics
      29. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[30]A Darkness Visible: Afghanistan
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/videos/darkness-visible-afghanistan

"No one sees what is happening here." An extraordinary short film in six
  parts.
  [31]More videos
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[32]Donald Kinder, on social order
    Links:
      32. http://thesituationist.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/thanksgiving-as-system-justification-4

"The  deepest  puzzle  is  not  occasional  protest,  but pervasive
    tranquility”

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

Reader Recommendations

_@jarrettcam_  Can  more  choice make us less free, asks Barry Schwartz:
  http://t.co/SxtbdXgP [35]#browsings [36]More like this
    Links:
      35. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      36. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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