Nonfiction

September 13, 2019 - 8:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jean Edward Smith, a prize-winning historian known for his books on Franklin Roosevelt and Ulysses Grant, has died. He was 86. Simon & Schuster confirmed his death Friday but did not immediately have further details. A longtime professor at the University of Toronto, Smith wrote...
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FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2017 file picture Hungarian writer, sociologist Gyorgy Konrad attends the funeral of Hungarian film director Karoly Makk in Budapest. Gyorgy Konrad died on Friday, Sept 13, 2019 at the age of 86. (Lajos Soos/MTI via AP)
September 13, 2019 - 3:15 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Gyorgy Konrad, a writer and sociologist who was an iconic figure in Hungary's dissident movement while the country was under communist rule, has died at 86. Konrad's family said he had been gravely ill and died Friday at home in Budapest. Known internationally for books...
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September 13, 2019 - 2:18 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Gyorgy Konrad, a writer and sociologist who was an iconic figure of Hungary's dissident movement while the country was under communist rule, has died. He was 86. Konrad's family said he had been gravely ill and died Friday at home in Budapest. Known internationally for...
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September 09, 2019 - 12:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of the classic works of literary baseball writing, Don DeLillo's "Pafko at the Wall," will get a celebrity reading next month. Actors Billy Crudup, Zachary Levi and Tony Shalhoub will narrate DeLillo's celebrated fictionalization of the 1951 playoff game between the Brooklyn...
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This undated image released by Pantheon Books shows author and editor James Atlas who died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at age 70. (Michael Lionstar/Pantheon Books via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 9:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — James Atlas, an author, editor and patron of literary biographies who broke thorough in his 20s by writing an acclaimed book on poet Delmore Schwartz and later oversaw releases on subjects ranging from St. Augustine to Elvis Presley, has died. Fellow biographer Anne C. Heller told...
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This Aug. 21, 2019 photo shows author Margaret Atwood posing for a portrait in Toronto, Canada. The longtime Toronto resident has written the year’s most anticipated novel, “The Testaments,” the sequel to her classic “The Handmaid’s Tale” and a Booker Prize finalist. In December, Atwood will be honored in New York by the Center for Fiction, which has given its first ever On Screen Award to her and to Hulu executives for the Emmy-winning adaptation of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP)
September 05, 2019 - 12:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon.com is apologizing for a "technical error" which led to some copies of Margaret Atwood's "The Testaments," the year's most anticipated novel, being "inadvertently" sent early. The online giant issued a statement Thursday saying that a "small number" of customers received...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens to a question during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mattis warns bitter political divisions have pushed American society to the “breaking point” in his most extensive public remarks since he resigned in protest from the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 28, 2019 - 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning of bitter political divisions that threaten American society, echoing themes he often cited before he resigned from the Trump administration in protest. The retired Marine general, who quit in December 2018 amid policy disagreements...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens to a question during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mattis warns bitter political divisions have pushed American society to the “breaking point” in his most extensive public remarks since he resigned in protest from the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 28, 2019 - 1:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is warning of bitter political divisions that threaten American society, echoing themes he often cited before he resigned from the Trump administration in protest. The retired Marine general, who quit in December 2018 amid policy disagreements...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens to a question during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mattis warns bitter political divisions have pushed American society to the “breaking point” in his most extensive public remarks since he resigned in protest from the Trump administration. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 28, 2019 - 10:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warns bitter political divisions have pushed American society to the "breaking point" in his most extensive public remarks since he resigned in protest from the Trump administration. Mattis also goes into some reasons he left the Trump...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2010 file photo, Leonard Lauder attends a gala launch party in New York. Lauder, chairman emeritus of Estee Lauder Companies, is working on a memoir about the cosmetics company his mother founded and he helped build into an international empire. HarperCollins Publishers announced Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, that Lauder’s book will come out next year. It’s currently untitled. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
August 22, 2019 - 9:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus of the Estee Lauder Companies, is working on a memoir about the cosmetics company that his mother founded and he helped build into an international empire. HarperCollins Publishers announced Thursday that Lauder's book will come out next year. It...
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