FiveBooks Newsletter 95


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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: [5]Michael Lind discusses lessons of American
  economic history; [6]Stephen Cave considers paths to immortality, from
  the eternal soul to cryonics; Professor [7]Ann Blair explores the
  history of information; historian [8]Keith Lowe talks about the
  aftermath of World War II in Europe; and more.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-lind-on-american-economic-history
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-cave-on-immortality
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ann-blair-on-history-information
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-lowe-on-aftermath-world-war-two

Next week, we invite Carl Honoré, author of In Praise of Slow, to
  discuss the slow movement, gender theorist Kate Bornstein to talk about
  transgender books, and Berkeley economist Barry Eichengreen to deepen
  our understanding of the Euro crisis.

Thanks for reading us!

FiveBooks News

[9]Michael Lind on American Economic History
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-lind-on-american-economic-history

Friday April 20

The American economy has been driven by waves of technological change
  and the successful adoption of ideas from elsewhere. The author of Land
  of Promise tells us how it happened, and what history teaches us about
  the way ahead [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/michael-lind-on-american-economic-history

[11]Stephen Cave on Immortality
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-cave-on-immortality

Thursday April 19

Will it be possible to live forever? Is there such a thing as the soul,
  or immortality in one’s legacy? The author of a new book on immortality
  explores the eternal questions, from elixirs of life to modern-day
  cryonics [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-cave-on-immortality

[13]Ann Blair on The History of Information
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ann-blair-on-history-information

Wednesday April 18

The history professor and author of Too Much to Know tells us what
  researchers have been discovering about how earlier human societies
  collected, organised and used information [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/ann-blair-on-history-information

[15]Keith Lowe on the Aftermath of World War II
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-lowe-on-aftermath-world-war-two

Tuesday April 17

Europe after the war was a scene of both physical and moral
  destruction. The author of Savage Continent recommends essential
  reading for understanding the suffering, dislocation and fighting after
  the war was over [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/keith-lowe-on-aftermath-world-war-two

[17]Dennis McDougal on Southern California
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dennis-mcdougal-on-southern-california

Monday April 16

The writer dubbed “LA’s number one muckraker” peels away the phoney
  baloney to tell us about power, pollution and pulp fiction in the City
  of Angels [18]Continue reading…
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dennis-mcdougal-on-southern-california

[19]Another Night To Remember
    Links:
      19. http://b.rw/JdTtHN

Bryan Burrough | Vanity Fair | 19 April 2012

Reconstruction of the night the Costa Concordia became the largest
  passenger ship ever wrecked. It's a "story of heroism and disgrace, and
  also, in the mistakes of its captain and certain officers, a tale of
  monumental human folly" [20]More like this
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[21]France Votes
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/reports/france-votes

French people go to the polls this weekend to elect a new president.
  How do they feel about the choice in front of them? [22]Read on
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/reports/france-votes

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[23]The Mortal Coil by David Boyd Haycock
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/mortal-coil-by-david-boyd-haycock

[24]Stephen Cave says: “This is about the path to immortality of just
  staying alive, here in this body, forever and ever”[25]FiveBooks
  Archive
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stephen-cave-on-immortality
      25. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[26]Leonardo: Anatomist
    Links:
      26. http://thebrowser.com/videos/leonardo-anatomist

Wonderful short film looks at the anatomical drawings of Leonardo da
  Vinci
  [27]More videos
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[28]Toby Litt, on reading
    Links:
      28. http://www.granta.com/New-Writing/The-Reader-And-Technology

"The human race is no longer sufficently bored with life to be
    distracted by an art form as boring as the novel"

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

Reader Recommendations

@maisonneuvemag We expose bid-rigging, violence and sabotage at the
  heart of Montreal snow removal:[30]t.co/DEeor6g8 #longreads #browsings
  #muckreads [31]More like this
    Links:
      30. http://t.co/DEeor6g8
      31. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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