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  • HBO makes great TV from books

    HBO makes great TV from books

    How do you compress a complicated novel into a two-hour, cinema-friendly format? The answer, most often, is: you can't. A better solution for many authors is to have their books turned into HBO series. The end result is often an in-depth adaptation – with story and characters intact – that would have been impossible get at the multiplex. Here are some of the best-known books that have been turned into successful HBO series – with many more to come.

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  • On the Eve

    The focus in this book about the approach of the Holocaust is not Adolf Hitler and the Nazis but the European Jews themselves.

  • Eisenhower in War and Peace

    Jean Edward's Smith's new biography obliterates earlier arguments that Eisenhower’s was a dull, torpid presidency.

  • HBO makes great TV from books

    HBO makes great TV from books

    How do you compress a complicated novel into a two-hour, cinema-friendly format? The answer, most often, is: you can't. A better solution for many authors is to have their books turned into HBO series. The end result is often an in-depth adaptation – with story and characters intact – that would have been impossible get at the multiplex. Here are some of the best-known books that have been turned into successful HBO series – with many more to come.

  • 5 famous plagiarism and fraud scandals in the book world

    5 famous plagiarism and fraud scandals in the book world

    Everyone has Google on his or her computer these days – and that includes publishers. So why, in this day and age, would any author dare to plagiarize from the work of another? Nevertheless, the accusations continue to fly. Currently, Lenore Hart, author of "The Raven's Bride" is the latest on the hot seat, defending herself against charges that she plagiarized from another novel about Edgar Allan Poe's wife. Her publisher says she's innocent. While the outcome of the Hart incident is still to be determined, here are five high-profile cases in which an author was accused of plagiarism and fraud. Each – in its own way – rocked the book world in its time.

  • Eisenhower: The White House Years

    Eisenhower: The White House Years

    A new biography on Eisenhower is engaging but airbrushes some of Ike's mistakes and flaws.

  • Beyond "Harry Potter": 5 interesting tales of plagiarism

    Chapter & Verse Beyond "Harry Potter": 5 interesting tales of plagiarism

    J.K. Rowling is only one of many well-known authors to face charges of plagiarism.

  • Opinion From Van Buren to Bush, a better way to rank US presidents

    Did they uphold the Constitution, and promote peace, prosperity, and liberty?