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August 30, 2011
  
  
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JEFF FOUST, 1080 WORDS
Ben Mezrich's latest book reads more like a dramatic novel than a conventional nonfiction account, something that might be readymade for a movie.
Second electronic and all other rights available. Not available in South Africa.

BooksSports
JASON ZASKY, 1308 WORDS
"Pitching in the Promised Land" is part baseball memoir and part voyage of self-discovery.
Second electronic and all other rights available.

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EMILY WITT, 1731 WORDS
Summers of love at writers' getaways; anxious spouses left at home.
Not available in New York City. All other rights available.

BooksScience
RONALD BAILEY, 1259 WORDS
In her engaging new book "Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World" Emma Marris argues "We must temper our romantic notion of untrammeled wilderness and find room next to it for the more nuanced notion of a global, half-wild rambunctious garden, tended by us."
Second electronic and all other rights available.

BooksTechnology
ETHAN GILSDORF, 1315 WORDS
Two new books traffic in the nostalgia for 80s video game culture.
Not available in Boston. All other rights available.

ArtBooks
GREG BEATO, 1057 WORDS
Contemporary graffiti emerged not as an alternative to advertising but as an emulation of it.
Second U.S. and all other rights available.

BooksTechnology
EMILY WITT, 1743 WORDS
While users of J.K. Rowling's e-book store will be able to upload "their comments, thoughts and artwork,' the forthcoming site Pottermore will not be a forum for fan fiction, a place to chat with friends or social network or a crowd-sourced literary experiment.
Not available in New York City. All other rights available.

BooksPolitics-U.S.
CRISTINA MARCOS, 843 WORDS
Sally Jacobs talks about her new book, "The Other Barack: The Bold and Reckless Life of President Obama's Father."
Not available in Washington DC. All other rights available.

Politics-U.S.Books
EVE OTTENBERG, 623 WORDS
Lower U.S military casualty rates are obscuring the horrors of war.
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BooksScience
RONALD BAILEY, 936 WORDS
Beliefs come first; reasons second. That's the insightful message of "The Believing Brain."
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BooksSpirituality
JANET KINOSIAN, 834 WORDS
Popes, antipopes, power struggles, the Borgias, Medicis and more: Britain's John Julius Norwich tackles 2,000 years of the papacy in his sweeping history.
Not available in Los Angeles. All other rights available.

Books
MICHAEL H. MILLER, 983 WORDS
Nicholson Baker's latest book isn't stylistically adventurous. House of Holes is smut.
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Books
ETHAN GILSDORF, 724 WORDS
A new book of essays provides insights into ordinary things: monogamy, going to the gym, the role of art, how to build community, and what to charge for charades classes.
Not available in Boston. All other rights available.

BooksPolitics-U.S.
ELEANOR BADER, 1046 WORDS
A book by the an heir apparent to the Christian Right's leadership is an unusual mix -- part memoir, part exegesis on Bible-based belief systems, and part proposal for a more compassionate, human-centered politics.
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LifeBooks
MELINDA TUHUS, 761 WORDS
A midlife crisis has environmental costs -- and cures.
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EssaysBooks
MICHAEL H. MILLER, 900 WORDS
I've never read any Harry Potter books. I've never seen the movies. I have no interest. I look like Harry Potter. This is my curse.
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EssaysBooks
GREG BEATO, 1309 WORDS
Many Americans still live in the wake left by Cold War civil defense hysteria.
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BooksInternational
JOHN PAYNE, 2700 WORDS
Two new books reveal the inherent instability of imperialism.
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TechnologyBooks
JESSE WALKER, 2012 WORDS
"The Filter Bubble" fails to establish that we're being herded into ever-tighter filter bubbles because of social media.
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BooksLife
JASON ZASKY, 1248 WORDS
You are not living up to the ethical standard that you think you are. That's one core message of "Blind Spots: Why We Fail to Do What's Right and What to Do About it."
Second electronic and all other rights available.

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