Category: Books

Gift guide: 5 books for the history buffs on your holiday list

Mary Cadden, Barbara VanDerburgh and Reviewed Published 2:56 p.m. ET Nov. 26, 2019 | Updated 2:57 p.m. ET Nov. 26, 2019 “Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis” by Jared Diamond (Photo: Little, Brown and Company) — Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. History […]

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Ronan Farrow says he had to move, was advised to get a gun while reporting on Harvey Weinstein

Ronan Farrow‘s tell-all book “Catch and Kill” is out, but the investigative reporter isn’t done spilling stories about the behind-the-scenes process of exposing high-profile Hollywood men accused of abuse,  such as Harvey Weinstein. Farrow’s new podcast series, “The Catch and Kill Podcast,” dives deeper into the journalist’s reporting, giving listeners a glimpse at the sources who helped him […]

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Could This Be the Guy Who Wrote Anonymous’s Warning?

Back in September 2018—an eternity ago in the Trump administration—a self-described “senior official” came forward with a counter-intuitive but comforting message. In an op-ed in The New York Times, the anonymous author decried Trump’s “amorality,” his “preference for autocrats and dictators,” and his “reckless decisions.” But the good news was this: “Many of the senior […]

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The Strange Liberal Backlash to Woke Culture

There is a certain kind of liberally inclined writer who sees Donald Trump’s America as a nation in crisis. At every turn, in every tweet, she is confronted by the signs of an ongoing catastrophe, from which it may be too late to escape. An ugly, vicious intolerance spread on social media; the collapse of […]

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​​​​​​​Exclusive: James Taylor announces audio memoir ‘Break Shot’ on Audible in early 2020

James Taylor has been telling his story through song for decades. Now, the celebrated singer-songwriter is trying something a little bit different. Audible has announced Taylor’s upcoming Audible Original project, “Break Shot.” A deeply personal audio-only memoir, “Break Shot” is a unique storytelling and musical experience, combining a spoken-word performance with musical interludes recorded at […]

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5 books not to miss: ‘Anonymous’ Trump book, ‘A Warning;’ ‘The Confession Club;’ ‘Strange Planet’

In search of something good to read? USA TODAY’s Barbara VanDenburgh scopes out the shelves for this week’s hottest new book releases. 1. “A Warning,” by Anonymous (Twelve, nonfiction, on sale Nov. 19) What it’s about: This tell-all book by an anonymous author (and purported senior Trump administration official) paints a dire picture of President Donald Trump’s […]

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Michelle Obama’s new journal guides fans to write their own ‘Becoming’

Michelle Obama is giving readers a chance to discover their own voices and their own stories through journaling. “Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice” (Clarkson Potter) is the journal companion to her best-selling memoir “Becoming,” last year’s top-selling book on USA TODAY’s best-selling books list.  Out nationwide on Tuesday, the guided journal, which includes […]

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The Right’s “Judeo-Christian” Fixation

During one of his recent confrontations with congressional Democrats, Donald Trump made a stunning comment about the United States’ Jewish population. How could Jewish voters overwhelmingly support the Democratic party, he groused, when it included prominent critics of Israel like Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar? When American Jews voted for those politicians—or other members of […]

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How Europe Stumped Britain’s Conservatives

Not long before Margaret Thatcher’s intensely dramatic departure from office in November 1990, the veteran Conservative politician William Whitelaw was talking to Sir Robin Butler, recently appointed as Cabinet secretary, the most senior permanent official in the British government. As Charles Moore relates in Herself Alone, the third and final volume of his authorized biography […]

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