FiveBooks Newsletter 98


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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

On FiveBooks this week: former IMF chief economist [5]Simon Johnson
  asks why economic history matters; astronomer [6]Stuart Clark ponders
  the mysteries of the universe; best-selling author [7]Edmund de Waal
  discusses ceramics and literature; and sports columnist [8]Bruce
  Dowbiggin talks about ice hockey.
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-johnson-on-why-economic-history-matters
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stuart-clark-on-astronomers
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edmund-de-waal-on-inspiration-writing-and-art
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bruce-dowbiggin-on-ice-hockey

Next week, keep your eyes peeled for book recommendations on horse
  riding, Elizabeth II, the opium wars, and much more. Thanks for reading
  us!

FiveBooks News

[9]Simon Johnson on Why Economic History Matters
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-johnson-on-why-economic-history-matters

Friday May 11

History contains useful warnings and lessons. And, says the former IMF
  chief economist, today's economic policymakers would do well to heed
  them [10]Continue reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/simon-johnson-on-why-economic-history-matters

[11]Stuart Clark on Astronomers
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stuart-clark-on-astronomers

Thursday May 10

Can’t tell your nebula from your black hole? The New Scientist writer
  introduces us to some of the wonders of the universe and tells the
  stories of astronomers who discovered them [12]Continue reading…
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/stuart-clark-on-astronomers

[13]Edmund de Waal on Inspiration for Writing and Art
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edmund-de-waal-on-inspiration-writing-and-art

Wednesday May 9

The author of The Hare with Amber Eyes, who is also a ceramic artist,
  tells us about books that have influenced both his careers, from the
  life of a celebrated potter to a collection of Japanese haiku
  [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edmund-de-waal-on-inspiration-writing-and-art

[15]Bruce Dowbiggin on Ice Hockey
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bruce-dowbiggin-on-ice-hockey

Tuesday May 8

Fast, violent and with a passionately political history, hockey is the
  sport that defines Canada. The sports columnist tells us how this came
  to be, and why hockey, still a thrilling spectacle, has also become
  more dangerous to play [16]Continue reading…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/bruce-dowbiggin-on-ice-hockey

[17]The Maturation Of The Billionaire Boy-Man
    Links:
      17. http://b.rw/IxWPWa

Henry Blodget | New York | 6 May 2012

Big profile of Zuckerberg, in advance of Facebook IPO. Was he lucky?
  Did he have the right idea, at the right time? Yes, on both counts. But
  he's also a talented leader. A much more impressive man than many are
  prepared to admit [18]More like this
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/best

Featured Topic

[19]London and the Olympics
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

The Games creep ever closer, though in London you'd hardly know it.
  Here's a sideways look at the event and its host city [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/reports/london-and-olympics

Book of the Week

Book of the Day

[21]Austerlitz by WG Sebald
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/austerlitz-by-wg-sebald

[22]Edmund de Waal says: "An incredibly beautiful book. Sebald blows
  away genre" [23]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/edmund-de-waal-on-inspiration-writing-and-art
      23. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[24]Five Reasons To Care About The Middle East
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/videos/five-reasons-care-about-middle-east

Stephen Walt lists them. First up: Half a billion people live there
  [25]More videos
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[26]Harry Truman, on negotiating
    Links:
      26. http://walt.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/05/09/hail_mary_time_a_far_fetched_plan_to_solve_the_syrian_mess

"It's amazing what you can achieve if you don't care who gets the
    credit"

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

Reader Recommendations

@torontostar My afternoon with Ernest Hemingway's sister:
  http://t.co/wfK3q07F [29]#browsings [30]More like this
    Links:
      29. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      30. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

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