Monday, March 6, 2017

Jack the Ripper, Charles Murray & other books in the news (March 6 2017)

Ark. bill introduced to ban Howard Zinn books from public schools
Michael Buckner, KTHV

New Jack the Ripper book brings deluge of mockery for Patricia Cornwell

Is this the real Jack the Ripper? Top crime writer is 'certain' 19th century artist Walter Sickert was the prostitute killer and his death toll could have been 'well over 20'

New evidence reveals Jack the Ripper’s identity, crime writer says
Best-selling crime writer Patricia Cornwell promises to provide more evidence of the real identify of legendary 19th century serial killer Jack the Ripper in her new book debuting this week.

H.G. Wells chases Jack the Ripper anew in ABC’s take on ‘Time After Time’

New technology transforms the ancient art of Bible translation

Between Amish, Dan Brown and Rushdie, 2017 is a Book Lovin’ Year

How 25 Best-selling Authors Write, Market and Sell Their Books in 2017

Oscar winning movies based on books

The Obamas Sign Record-Breaking Book Deal with Penguin Random House

A book about making America great again is a national bestseller—but not to the New York Times
The Deplorables’ Guide did make the bestseller lists of Nielsen BookScan, USA Today, and Amazon

A New Book Tells the Story of the Iconic Inkblot Test

$1 million Prusa PayPal funds frozen

"Hidden Figures" is Almost Entirely a Lie

Print and audiobook sales revenue increase through first 3 quarters of 2016, but eBook sales by member publishers falls 18.7%

New Dan Brown book, 'Origin,' will continue his mega-selling Da Vinci Code series
“Origin” will be published in 2017 by Doubleday. It will be Brown's fifth novel featuring Langdon, a Harvard professor of "symbology" with a knack for uncovering vast religious conspiracies.

A book lover searches for the Holy Grail

Literature report shows British readers stuck in very white past
Royal Society of Literature survey finds people place high value on books’ ability to promote empathy, but their choices are far from diverse

Bell Curve author Charles Murray speaks out after speech cut short by protests
The controversial author of The Bell Curve, Charles Murray, has attacked violent protests that left one injured and shut down his speech at an elite US college as “straight out of casting for a film of brownshirt rallies”, after a protest by students descended into aggressive confrontation.

‘Bell Curve’ author attacked by protesters at Middlebury College

‘No Campus for White Men’ — new book details the harsh reality in higher education today

What counts as a hoax and the Voynich Manuscript debate

'The Shack' film stirs debate as did preceding book

Kratz book: Don't believe 'Making a Murderer'

Controversial book predicts the U.N.’s looming ‘One World Religion’

Roots of the problem: the controversial history of Alex Haley's book
Haley’s influential family saga about 18th century slavery is back on TV, but its literary reputation is still tarnished by questions of authenticity

Sick Glaswegian author carried out 21-year reign of rape terror over mum and daughter
The pair's terror only ended when his younger victim confessed to her mother he had attacked her from age 15.

CHOP Professor: Silent Spring Author’s Mistake Killed Millions
In a recent opinion column, Dr. Paul Offit blames Rachel Carson for the spread of malaria.

Male crime writers eclipsed by golden age of female authors brought back into print
(They were) overshadowed by the so-called "crime queens" including Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers, Marjorie Allingham, Ngaio Marsh, Josephine Tey, and Gladys Mitchell.

Is The Coloring Book Trend Over? Some Booksellers Definitely Think So

Superman v Objectivism: Forget Lex Luthor and Brainiac; Could Ayn Rand Be Superman’s Biggest Enemy?

Publisher printing more copies of George Orwell’s ‘1984’ after spike in demand

Shop owner cleared of spreading hatred for selling Mein Kampf

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