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Book of Michelle Obama Photographs as First Lady to be Published

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Barack Obama’s presidency is missed by many and there’s no doubt that his historic time in The White House will be remembered for many years. Michelle Obama took on the role of First Lady with grace and aplomb, promoting girls’ education, combating childhood obesity, and supporting military families.

Now her time in The White House is to be documented in a book of photographs, many of them never seen before. Chasing Light: Michelle Obama Through the Lens of a White House Photographer, by Amanda Lucidon will be published in October and is already hotly tipped to be a Christmas bestseller.

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Volunteers Work to Restore and Save Books from Mosul Library Destroyed by Islamic State

By | Libraries, News, Political | No Comments
Up until just a few months ago, Mosul had been occupied by Islamic State militants who, in an effort to destroy the cities’ ancient culture, had torched the cities’ university library which has contained hundreds of thousands of ancient documents, including a Koran from the ninth century. Since being freed from the extremists, the volunteers have returned to Mosul and are working to help restore the library back to its former glory and help save and recover the books that remained. Read More

Amazon Deletes Hundreds of Reviews of Clinton Memoirs

By | Literature, Political | One Comment
Within hours of its publication, Hillary Clinton’s memoirs had received over one thousand reviews on the Amazon site.

Much like the presidential campaign itself the reviews were either 5-star rave reviews or 1-star damning criticisms.

A spokesman at the publishing company Simon & Schuster, Jonathan Karp, commented:

“It seems highly unlikely that approximately 1,500 people read Hillary Clinton’s book overnight and came to the stark conclusion that it is either brilliant or awful.”

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When Authors Go To War: Dr Seuss’s Lesser Known Works

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When authors and historians get heavily involved in political debate, it’s often a sign the world is in trouble! We’ve talked about liberal authors and fascism before but today we are featuring Dr Seuss and his little known work as a political cartoonist during World War II.

Seuss created the cartoons for liberal New York Magazine PM and in them denounced Hitler and Mussolini and was highly critical of those who opposed US intervention during the war. He didn’t hold back in these views, deploring the racism against blacks and Jews at home and launching frequent attacks on Congress. Read More

Hillary Clinton’s Memoirs Get a Title

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What Happened is out September!

The world has been much looking forward to the memoirs from Hillary Clinton, promised by publishing house Simon & Schuster a few months ago. Yesterday it was announced that the new book will be called ‘What Happened’, and Clinton promises unparalleled candour and honesty as she lets her guard down for this highly personal book. Read More

6 Books Sean Spicer Should Have Read

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Sean Spicer was an American political aide who served as White House Press Secretary and White House Communications Director under President Donald Trump in 2017.

After an organisational shake-up, Spicer resigned, citing his disappointment in a recent appointment of a new communications director. President Trump appointed Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci in the role Spicer had partially filled himself.

 

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TSA Considers Banning Books from Carry-On Luggage

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First they came for your laptops, and no one spoke out and now they’re coming for the printed word as the TSA considers banning books and all printed materials from carry on luggage on flights. This would mean travellers would be forced to hand over their paperbacks at the start of each journey.

The laptop rule has been in a while now, forcing travellers to put their laptops into bins as they go through security, to be picked up at the other end. Now as an extra security measure, the TSA is trialling the removal of all paper literature, including books in the same way. Read More

Barack Obama to Pen Foreword for Upcoming Book Written by Former White House Photographer

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Former White House photographer, Pete Souza, captured some of the most iconic images of the Obama administration and many of his photographs have been seen by million across the globe. Souza is currently working on a book called Obama: An Intimate Portrait, which will give readers a look at some of the more private moments of Obama’s time as President. Read More