Issue of January 15, 2011

In this week’s issue, we have some fabulous reading for you in a wide range of subjects. Check it all out; we believe you are sure to be pleased.

Lev Raphael interviews the editor of an astonishing World War II-era German diary that came to light only recently, dispelling forever the myth that average Germans didn’t and couldn’t know about the atrocities their Nazi government was committing in New Light on Old Crimes.

Nicki Leone may work at home but she travels the world with books. So when a new book on street food—nibbles from around the globe—came her way she took advantage of her time and her kitchen in Street Food in the Kitchen.

An early baseball hero who became more than he ever wanted to be is the subject of guest columnist Mike Yawn’s piece this week as he interviews a documentary filmmaker and a biographer about their work on this unique sports champion in Hank Greenberg: American.

Growing up in the middle of the twentieth century meant for Lauren Roberts a childhood of innocent television shows, barbecues and family baseball games on summer nights. One of her fond memories, of a show and a hero, was “brought home” again with a bookmark in Tales & Trails of Roy & Dale.

What don’t books and e-readers have in common? Elizabeth Creith crunched a few thoughts about why she will continue to prefer the printed book and in the process created a lot of laughs in  How Do You Dog-Ear an E-Reader Again?

Life is change. Sometimes it’s thrilling, other times it is startling or even frightening. But it is inevitable and if we allow it, often insightful. In Sea Changes, Katherine Hauswirth talks about a memoir and a novel that in their own ways “ponder life transformation in response to a specific—and often unexpected—occurrence.”

When Carl Rollyson wrote an extended review of a new Hitler biography, the variety of book covers mentioned so intrigued Lauren Roberts, a cover lover, that she decided to do, in Portraying a Book, a little exploration into them.

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