FiveBooks Newsletter 77


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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

FiveBooks at The Browser

This week on FiveBooks, we talked to history writer [5]Mike Dash on "hidden
  history", and president of the British Academy Sir [6]Adam Roberts about
  civil resistance from Tahrir square to the Red square. Writer and
  Sherlockian [7]Michael Dirda discussed the work of Conan Doyle, biographer
  [8]Anthony Seldon considered British Prime Ministers, and bestselling author
  [9]Peter James spilt the beans on crime fiction.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mike-dash-on-hidden-history
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-roberts-on-civil-resistance
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-dirda-on-sherlock-holmes
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anthony-seldon-on-british-prime-ministers
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-james-on-crime-fiction

Next week, look out for more great interviews on everything from the
  Victorians to the French revolution, and novelist Lev Grossman recommends
  five must-read fantasy books.

Thanks for reading!

FiveBooks News

[10]Anthony Seldon on British Prime Ministers
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anthony-seldon-on-british-prime-ministers

Monday December 5

It's their frailty that makes politicians such interesting characters, says
  Tony Blair's biographer. He tells us about the art of political biography
  and the writers who've best captured leaders such as Churchill and Thatcher
  [11]Continue reading…
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/anthony-seldon-on-british-prime-ministers

[12]Peter James on Crime Fiction
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-james-on-crime-fiction

Tuesday December 6

The best crime novels grip you right from the first sentence and don’t let
  go. We asked a bestselling crime author to tell us about his favourite
  examples of the genre [13]Continue reading…
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-james-on-crime-fiction

[14]Mike Dash on Hidden History
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mike-dash-on-hidden-history

Wednesday December 7

The best stories from history lie beyond the margins of textbooks, says the
  historian. He tells us about five extraordinary tales from the past, from
  visions  of the Virgin Mary to the golden age of American con artistry
  [15]Continue reading…
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mike-dash-on-hidden-history

[16]Adam Roberts on Civil Resistance
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-roberts-on-civil-resistance

Thursday December 8

From Tunisia to Tahrir, Moscow to Manhattan, civil resistance is back. The
  British Academy president, and eminent student of people power, tells us how
  modern non-violent action began, and where it's most likely to succeed
  [17]Continue reading…
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/adam-roberts-on-civil-resistance

[18]Michael Dirda on Sherlock Holmes
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-dirda-on-sherlock-holmes

Friday December 9

Conan Doyle wrote 56 short stories and four novels starring his fictional
  sleuth. So where to start? The writer and lifelong Sherlockian gives us his
  personal  choice  of  the  best, and tells us more about their creator
  [19]Continue reading…
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-dirda-on-sherlock-holmes

[20]Trial Of The Will
    Links:
      20. http://b.rw/vARPQg

Christopher Hitchens | Vanity Fair | 7 December 2011

Powerful piece of writing on dealing with disease, pain, death. From one of
  the great essayists. Does “whatever doesn’t kill me makes me stronger” hold
  true? Not when the very medicine that sustains you, weakens you [21]More
  like this
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[22]Great Obituaries
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Raise a glass to life's characters with our collection of writing about
  eventful, unconventional lives. RIP [23]Read on
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/great-obituaries

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[24]Up in the Old Hotel by Joseph Mitchell
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/old-hotel-by-joseph-mitchell-0

[25]Mike Dash says: "For 30 to 40 years he wrote about all the people on the
  margins of society in New York" [26]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/mike-dash-on-hidden-history
      26. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[27]ContagionEx
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos/contagionex

"Just because it's your fault doesn't mean others can't suffer for you"
  [28]More videos
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[29]Douglas Allen, on accountability
    Links:
      29. http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2011/12/the-institutional-revolution

"Men, when they know they can blame nature, will behave badly"

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

Reader Recommendations

_@citation_needed_  Interesting  view  on the recent Russian elections -
  http://t.co/NQPr8OrC [32]#browsings [33]More like this
    Links:
      32. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      33. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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