Books Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

Briefing Books: Come see Michael Chabon at Barnes & Noble

Introduce kids to King, gospel singer Mahalia Jackson and the 1963 event with Martin & Mahalia by Brian and Andrea Pinkney read an interview with the authors and look through illustrations from the book Commercial Printing Services Missouri City from USA TODAY’s Bob Minzesheimer. Plus, GalleyCat has rounded up links to free digital editions of books that inspired King and his speech . (Go here for full coverage on the March on Washington .) Original Gone Girls: Long before Gillian Flynn and Tana French, a generation of female writers were breaking ground as authors of psychological thrillers.
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Books So Bad They’re Good: Six Missing Diaries (or, Fall Lineup Ahoy!)

Sept. 16 at Barnes & Noble at The Waterfront, Homestead. After his 1989 debut novel “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” put him on the literary map, Mr. Chabon has scarcely stopped writing to catch his breath.
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Books: Colorado’s historic landmark hotels, literary spots set regional reading agenda

This year they had a little book on one of my secondary interests: the Renaissance obsession with what Dame Frances Yates called “the occult philosophy of Neoplatonism, hermeticism, and natural science fused with Kabbalah, magic, and alchemy in Western culture. This little-known aspect of Renaissance, Baroque, and early Rococo philosophy, music, painting, architecture, and theology was the driving force behind an astonishing amount of the artistic and philosophical heritage of Europe between the 15th and 18th centuries, was still influential until the mid-19th, and has enjoyed something of a minor revival in the last 50 years thanks to Yates and her successors such as Joscelyn Godwin and Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke. I first became aware of occult philosophy when I picked up a copy of Dame Frances Yates’ The Rosicrucian Enlightenment in the early 1980s. This book, which centers on the Rosicrucian movement of the early 17th century in Germany and its possible role in the attempt by the Elector Palatine to become King of Bohemia, was a revelation to me, and I quickly read everything else by Yates I could lay my hands on.
Full article text: Books So Bad They’re Good: Six Missing Diaries (or, Fall Lineup Ahoy!)

First wives were usually horrified by the suggestion their husbands take additional wives and had to be convinced that their salvation depended on it. Women not only found the practice heinous, but in the beginning, they did not know how polygamy worked. There were no precedents, no customs.
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