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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Alfred A. Knopf
You could fill a bookcase with prequels, sequels and other reworkings of Jane Austen's novels. If you added unfinished works such as "The Watsons" and "Sanditon" that have been kitted out with endings, and the unlikely mysteries such as Stephanie Barron's Jane Austen series and P.D. James' "Death Comes to Pemberley," your shelves would have far, far more Jane Austen novels than the six she published.
News of the publication of "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy" will thrill everyone who loved Helen Fielding's two earlier Bridget Jones novels. Unfortunately, Bridget's allure has palled. And, yes, it has to be said that it's because she's older. Then, too — and perhaps more crucially — times have changed.
If you are as alarmed as I am over how the world's political leadership — especially our own — seems to be a parade of imbeciles, then invest $35 and read about how the world slid into a similar global catastrophe almost exactly 99 years ago.
The news from Haiti is invariably bad. It spotlights corrupt and brutal politicians, frequent coups and regular interventions by foreign powers — usually the United States. Recently, there was the 2010 earthquake that devastated the country, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless and trailing cholera in its wake.
Before the Reagan Revolution came the rise of Margaret Thatcher. The improbable story is well told by journalist Charles Moore in "Margaret Thatcher: From Grantham to the Falklands."
Over the course of three days of intense fighting, the Union Army defeated the Confederate States Army on the bloodstained battlefield. It has become widely known as a crucial turning point in this tumultuous period of U.S. history. The loss of human life was extensive, families were torn apart and the country would never be the same again.
How do writers and other artists create their work? Our library of mental images includes visions of poets communing with nature, novelists burning the midnight oil whilst scribbling away in cold and lonely attics, composers tinkling phrases on the piano then dashing the notes down as their minds race with inspiration.
Sheryl Sandberg has the ear, and the eyes, of the country's book buyers.
"Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead" (Alfred A. Knopf), by Sheryl Sandberg
Robert Gellately's incisive work could well be titled, "Stalin's Worst Blunder." It is the story of how his rejection of Marshall Plan aid in 1947, both for the Soviet Union and the Eastern European nations falling under its domination, precipitated the Cold War and eventually led to the economic collapse of the Soviet bloc.
Alfred A. Knopf announced that Gilbert died Tuesday in Berkeley, Calif., after suffering for years from Alzheimer's disease.