It is shocking how relevant a novel written decades ago can seem today – sometimes even more so than on the day that it was published. We've rounded up ten of the best classic political novels of the past, recommended for some thrilling 2011 summer reading. Update: We have added three Facebook Fan recommendations to the list.
Philip Levine, a former Detroit factory worker and one of the most highly rated writers of his generation, is the new US Poet Laureate.
Dick Cheney's memoir "In My Time," scheduled for release Aug. 30, will cover Cheney's personal and political life before, after, and during his time in the White House.
While e-textbooks may be cheaper and easier to carry around, some are beginning to wonder if they're as effective in teaching students to retain information.
The movie adaptation of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel "The Help" garnered praise for its lead actors but was criticized for taking weighty issues too lightly.
Adding cloud technology to the Kindle puts Amazon a step above Apple in the e-reader wars.
Two plaintiffs in an anti-trust lawsuit claim that Apple and five publishers colluded to drive up Amazon's low e-book prices, raising profits for publishers and making Apple's iPad more competitive against Amazon's Kindle.
The popular iPhone app is about to become the basis for a series of cookbooks, textbooks, and maybe even a feature film.
Sealed since 1964, eight and a half hours of interviews with Jackie Kennedy are set to be released in September – and are rumored to be full of surprises.
The publishing industry has grown over the last three years, boosted mainly by soaring e-book sales.
A list of Michele Bachmann's favorite books includes one that "startles" an interviewer.
"The Help," the popular novel by Kathryn Stockett, has been adapted into a film to be released on August 10. It stars Emma Stone and Viola Davis and is one of the summer's most highly anticipated movies. Here are ten movie stills that will allow you a sneak peek at some of the best scenes of the summer film.
It wasn't easy getting there, but Google Books has signed a deal with a major French publisher.