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Friday, July 28, 2017
  • Talk & Slide Show by Author of “Back Over There”at Belfast Library August 1
    Historian Richard Rubin will present an illustrated talk on America’s role in World War I at Belfast Free Library on Tuesday, August 1, at 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public. The special program in honor of all veterans is made possible . . .
  • Former Moscow Reporter Susan Glasser on the Books That Explain Vladimir Putin’s Russia
    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his confidants deal readily in the dark arts of kompromat, the not-at-all-subtle use of damaging information, real or faked, against enemies. It’s straight out of the KGB playbook in which Putin was . . .
  • Blumenthal Describes A Political Genius
    It was no small feat that Abraham Lincoln was able to maneuver his re-election in 1864. The last president to win a second term, Andrew Jackson, did so in 1832 with his party united and without the weight of a bloody, three-year-old war. . . .
  • Al Franken Gives You (Ahem!) a Different View of the US Senate
    This may be the only memoir by a sitting U.S. senator in which the author warns a colleague standing in front of him at a presidential inauguration that he might “very well vomit the moment [the new president says] ‘So help me God.’” . . .
  • Book World — A Q&A with Richard Russo
    “Trajectory,” the new book by Richard Russo, features four long stories about various professionals in crisis. But in his novels, Russo often depicts blue-collar folks struggling to live in towns like the place . . .
  • Lehane Back in New England with Chilling Love Tale
    Dennis Lehane’s 14th novel takes the author back to his old New England stomping grounds, that fertile place of “Mystic River” and “Shutter Island.” This tale, “Since We Fell,” basing its title on an old torch ballad . . .
  • Rosenthal Presents the Evolution of the American Healthcare System
    Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal was for 22 years a reporter, corre- spondent, and senior writer at The New York Times before becoming editor in chief of Kaiser Health News, an independent journalism newsroom . . .
  • Lucas Graves Addresses the Unflattering Truth in Politics
    Let’s get one thing out of the way: Yes, Donald Trump makes a cameo appear- ance in Lucas Graves’ new book on the importance of fact-checking, and no, it’s not flattering. In this timely book, “Deciding What’s True: The Rise of Political ..."
  • Book Review: Tim Wu Enlightens Us To Those Trying to Get Our Attention
    Are we hurtling toward a point of peak adver- tising? Our attention is becoming so completely harvested that there may be little more of ourselves to give. If we reach this saturation point, what happens then? The implications for . . .
  • In His Latest Book, le Carré Gives Us The Best Story of All
    A work by John le Carre is like an intimate conver- sation at a club, say, or a restaurant: anecdotes well told, then brilliantly expanded; “entertaining” is barely a good enough word for it. His memoir, “The Pigeon Tunnel,” is pure le Carre . . .
  • “Routes” is the third book of poetry published by the steadfast group of poets with a connection to Tenants Harbor, Maine. This book marks the 20th year of their annual poetry reading on the peninsula, an August event . . .
  • A New Understanding of the "Poetic Photographer"
    In the years following World War II when glossy news magazines — Life, Look, TIME — were in ascendancy, Kosti Ruohomaa was the most widely seen Maine artist in America and, it can be argued, internationally. . . .
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