FiveBooks Newsletter 86


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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

Today on FiveBooks [5]Christina Romer – professor of economics and
  former advisor to President Obama – discusses the lessons of the Great
  Depression, and says America need a "regime shift" in economic policy.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/christina-romer-on-learning-great-depression

Also on the site: best-selling author [6]Tess Gerritsen picks her
  favourite thrillers; Arabist [7]Tim Mackintosh-Smith talks about
  travelling the Muslim world; bibliotherapist [8]Ella Berthoud
  recommends literature on love; and historian [9]Antony Beevor considers
  the Second World War.
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tess-gerritsen-on-favourite-thrillers
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-mackintosh-smith-on-travelling-muslim-world
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ella-berthoud-on-love-literature
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/antony-beevor-on-world-war-ii

Keep checking into our [10]homepage for upcoming interviews with Bruce
  Schneier on trust, David Goodhart on immigration, Edith Grossman on
  translation, alongside daily article links and much more.
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com

FiveBooks News

[11]Christina Romer on Learning from the Great Depression
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/christina-romer-on-learning-great-depression

Friday February 17

The former chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers says
  we’ve learned that terrible downturns can still occur, but also that
  the right policy response can make a huge difference to the outcome
  [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/christina-romer-on-learning-great-depression

[13]Tess Gerritsen on Favourite Thrillers
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tess-gerritsen-on-favourite-thrillers

Thursday February 16

The bestselling author says a good thriller isn't about the violence or
  bloodshed; it's about making the reader feel off-balance and as if
  something isn’t quite right. She tells us about books that grab you and
  don't let go [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tess-gerritsen-on-favourite-thrillers

[15]Antony Beevor on World War II
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/antony-beevor-on-world-war-ii

Wednesday February 15

The author of Stalingrad and Berlin tells us about five key works on
  the Second World War, from the War and Peace of the 20th century to
  superlative accounts of Hitler and the atrocities of Stalin
  [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/antony-beevor-on-world-war-ii

[17]Ella Berthoud on Love in Literature
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ella-berthoud-on-love-literature

Tuesday February 14

For Valentine's Day, we asked a bibliotherapist to prescribe some
  reading on love. Rekindle your relationship, remember first passions
  and beware obsessive love with help from these suggestions [18]Continue
  reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ella-berthoud-on-love-literature

[19]Tim Mackintosh-Smith on Travelling in the Muslim World
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-mackintosh-smith-on-travelling-muslim-world

Monday February 13

The author and eminent Arabist tells us about the rich tradition in
  Islam of travelling to gain knowledge, and directs us towards some of
  those, both Western and Arab, who’ve inspired with their tales of life
  on the road [20]Continue reading…
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-mackintosh-smith-on-travelling-muslim-world

[21]Obama, Explained
    Links:
      21. http://b.rw/yDrgfJ

James Fallows | Atlantic | 9 February 2012

Monumental retrospective of US president's first term. Should we think
  of him as the "chess master", able to think 10 moves ahead of his
  opponents? Or as a mere pawn? Fallows considers in this 12,000-word
  essay [22]More like this
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[23]The Writing of Anthony Shadid
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/reports/writing-anthony-shadid

A selection of recent despatches by Anthony Shadid (1968-2012), one of
  the best reporters working in the Middle East in the past 10 years
  [24]Read on
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/reports/writing-anthony-shadid

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[25]Night and Horses and the Desert by Robert Irwin (editor)
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/night-and-horses-and-desert-by-robert-irwin-editor

[26]Tim Mackintosh-Smith says: "There is no better anthology of Arabic
  literature" [27]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/tim-mackintosh-smith-on-travelling-muslim-world
      27. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[28]Future Hipsters
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/videos/future-hipsters

Social Media Week looks fifty years ahead [29]More videos
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[30]EM Cioran, on God
    Links:
      30. http://www.fraglit.com/impassioned/quotations/aphorisms/cioran-p.htm

"If truth were not boring, science would have done away with God
    long ago"

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

Reader Recommendations

@utnereader An open letter from a Guatemalan reporter on living life
  under the gun. http://t.co/PVQH2VZA #browsings [32]#browsings [33]More
  like this
    Links:
      32. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      33. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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