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CNN Turkey Reports ‘American Sniper’ Bradley Cooper Killed in Syria, U.S. Military Denies

The U.S. coalition denied on Friday the deaths of two Special Forces members after social media and mainstream news reports carrying an image …

It's the 99th anniversary of World War I ending — here are 15 stunning photos of the war to end all wars

World War I, which ended 99 years ago on Saturday, took the lives of about 40 million people and is considered by many to be the first total, industrial war.<p>Although World War I did not deliver on its promise to be the "war to end all wars," its conclusion on November 11, 1918, has been celebrated …

World History

The Smaller the Ball, the More Formidable the Literature

The smaller the ball, the more formidable the literature. There are superb books about golf, very good books about baseball, not many good books …

Writing

New supernova analysis reframes dark energy debate

The accelerating expansion of the Universe may not be real, but could just be an apparent effect, according to new research published in the journal</i> …

‘Queens just look out of windows’: how children’s books are failing to show gender equality

When my pre-school son started coming out with sexist guff, I was determined to find story books in which the girls and boys were treated as equals. It was surprisingly difficult<p>My pre-school son and I were snuggled up, reading, when it happened for the third time. I had mentioned that our new book …

When Reader Targeting Goes Wrong

Taking a non-scammy tangent from Saturday"s post, I’d like to talk about what happens when you target the wrong readers, because being too scattergun …

5 Unexpected Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Goodreads Account

If you're serious about reading, there's a good chance you're already familiar with Goodreads, the literary mega-app and website. But if you've been …

Into the Wild Blue Yonder: Restless Books Launches Children's Imprint

Reading—like traveling—opens borders, challenges preconceptions, and can have the effect of jolting both readers and wanderers out of their comfort …

Out-of-Print Genre Books Are Expensive But Worth It

<i>A look at some of the best genre books that have fallen out of print.</i> <b>Column</b> by <b>Bart Bishop</b>Sometimes books go out of print. This can be for a number of …

Books

Book Promotion: Do This, Not That – July 2017

By Amy CollinsDoes it feel like this summer is just flying by? The publishing industry usually is marked by a small slow-down every July. This …

Writing

Orbit Turns 10: Take a Look at a Decade of Milestones

<i>Brent Weeks. Ann Leckie. N.K. Jemisin. James S.A. Corey. What do all these big names in sci-fi and fantasy have in common? Their debut novels were</i> …

HarperCollins Children's to Partner with Wattpad for YA Titles

HarperCollins Children’s Books has announced a new collaboration with Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company and community for …

How to Drive Preorder Book Sales: Q&A With a Big 5 Publisher

Preorder book sales can be an essential driver of a book’s early success — a higher volume of preorder sales can build buzz and lead to more reviews, …

Audiobooks as Part of Your Author Strategy

Indie authors have never had a more level playing field than they do today. We’ve been empowered by a vast array of services and products, built with …

Reader Analytics from Jellybooks: Crunching the Numbers to Improve Book Marketing and Sales

<b>Note from Jane</b>: This is an extended version of a piece that originally ran in The Hot Sheet, an email newsletter for authors that I run in …

Writing

‘Dunkirk’: Why Didn’t Hitler Go in For the Kill?

The British army was in full retreat, but suddenly German tanks were halted—twice. Hitler later said he gave Churchill ‘a sporting chance’ of …

Million Veteran Program Surpasses 580,000 Enrollments; Faces Cut

A large-scale Department of Veterans Affairs project to research how veterans' genes and military service affect their health surpassed 580,000 …

How U.S. Marines Are Using ‘ESP’ to Weaponize Intuition

The Daily Beast has obtained, via the Freedom of Information Act, the Office of Naval Research’s sensemaking training manual—a how-to guide for …

Diving archaeologists identify mysterious 17th century ship that sank by Stockholm

Diving archaeologists and digging in an archive have solved a mystery bedeviling Swedish academics for a decade: the identity of a very strange ship …

A Brief History of U.S. Navy Ship Collisions

Collisions involving U.S. ships are more common than you might think.<p>U.S. Navy ships operate in close proximity to other ships all the time, from steaming in formation with supply ships to sailing in busy sea lanes. Inadvertent contact between ships, no matter how thorough the precautions, is …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

• Michael Johnson Jr.<br>• DUAL / 6-2.5 / 192<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: Wayne McGahee<p>Michael Johnson Jr.<br>• DUAL / 6-2.5 / 192<br>• NA<br>• Predicted by: Matt de Bear<p>John Metchie<br>• WR / …

The Night Sentinel – WW1 Soldier Recalls the Fear and Wonder of Sunrise on Western Front

“The night was a time for patrols hidden in the darkness. The danger was felt most at the petit poste, the most advanced guard against the enemy.” …

Military History

Flying in a Fortress

My father flew a B-17 Flying Fortress during WWII. Now it's my turn.<p>My father flew 36 missions over Europe during World War II before he was 20 years old. He lived for 81 years, yet rarely talked about his service as a U.S. bombardier. I learned everything I know about the war studying books, …

How a Philly Ob-Gyn Ended Up Delivering a Baby Gorilla

“For the most part, I was in the moment, doing what I do every day.”<p>Last Friday, at 10:30 a.m., ob-gyn Rebekah McCurdy was seeing patients in her office when she got the call. Hello, said the voice on the line. It’s us. We’re thinking of doing a C-section, and we’re ready to put her under …

Gorillas

Dumbing Down SEO: Basic Tips For The Organic Search Beginner

SEO is a complex topic that sounds simple, so let’s clarify what it means before we get into the meat of the issue. SEO stands for search engine optimization. Search engine optimization refers to how search engines determine which links are shown first to users.<p>This determination centers around …

Angel Hill by Michael Longley review – elegies on conflict, grief and nature

The essence of humanity is captured by one of the finest poets of his generation through the Troubles, the first world war and the beauty of wilderness<p>Angel Hill, or <i>Cnoc nan Aingeal</i> in Gaelic, is a burial ground in the Scottish Highlands, a “soul landscape” that lends its name to Longley’s 11th …

Death Comes for the War Poets: A Poetic Tapestry | Times Square Chronicles

Death Comes for the War Poets: A Poetic Tapestry<p><i>Death Comes for the War Poets</i> is a beautiful demonstration of poetry in motion. Weaving together work …

At home with Emily Dickinson

Amherst, Massachusetts is a quiet college town in Hampshire County about two hours’ drive west of Boston along the Massachusetts Turnpike. The …

8 body-language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever

As Ursula the sea witch famously said, "Don't underestimate the importance of body language."<p>Some tricks, like remembering to smile, are easy to implement in your everyday life.<p>However, other techniques, while relatively common sense, are somewhat trickier to tackle.<p>Still, they can make a huge …

Body Language