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June 16, 2017

Staff Reads: June 16 »

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Check out what our staff has been reading below! Share what you're reading in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRPreads

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"I am currently reading A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers." —Olivia Aguilar, publicist

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June 15, 2017

The Many Lives of Catwoman turns the superhero genre upside down by showing the perspective of not only a villain, but a female villain navigating the male-dominated worlds of Gotham City and comic books »

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Tim Hanley, author of Investigating Lois Lane and Wonder Woman UnboundWith the recent announcement of Batman and Catwoman’s possible engagement in the comics, the astonishing success of Wonder Woman at the box office, and the outpouring of remembrances upon the death of Adam West, the beloved star who played Batman in the 1960s, there’s no denying that characters …

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June 8, 2017

Whiskey Business author Tom Acitelli shared the spirited story of how small-batch distillers are transforming American spirits »

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The return of warm weather means backyard barbecues, picnics in the park and porch-drinking your favorite wine, beer and spirits with friends and family. Just in time for summer, Chicago Review Press’s forthcoming book Whiskey Business: How Small-Batch Distillers Are Transforming American Spir

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May 30, 2017

The General’s Niece author Paige Bowers talks about Geneviève de Gaulle, French resistance fighter, Ravensbrück concentration camp survivor and life-long humanitarian activist »

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paigeheadshotFrench resistance fighter, Ravensbrück concentration camp survivor and life-long humanitarian activist, Geneviève de Gaulle was a symbol of strength and an inspiration during an era of unthinkable inhumanity to man. Today, her uncle Charles’s name remains inseparable from World War II and Cold W…

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May 24, 2017

From the World’s Largest Toilet to Ralphie’s house from A Christmas Story—counting down the top ten sites in Oddball Indiana »

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With summer vacation just around the corner, we asked Jerome Pohlen, author of the Oddball travel series, to share 10 of his favorite sites featured in his latest book, Oddball Indiana:

1. ODIN-Loogootee-Bird House Yard, Bill Larkin1. Bill’s Yard (Loogootee): Bill Larkin has painted and mounted 4,000 birdhouses in his backyard, and 2,000 m…

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May 12, 2017

Staff Reads: May 12, 2017 »

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How is it already mid-May? The weather here in Chicago is starting to feel like summer is approaching, and we're getting our picnic blankets, sunscreen, and books ready for some reading in the sun. In the meantime, check out what our staff has been reading below!

 

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May 9, 2017

Author Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi talks about Ugly Prey: An Innocent Women and the Death Sentence That Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago »

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Author Emilie LeBeau. Oak Park, Illinois.Everyone who has seen the popular musical-turned-movie Chicago knows about the beautiful women arrested for murdering their lovers during the Jazz Age. Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner, who inspired the characters Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, were beautiful, glamorous, and were accused of committing m…

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April 28, 2017

Staff Reads: Favorite Fictional Teachers »

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In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Week next month, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite fictional teachers. And, of course, there were multiple references to Harry Potter.

Share your favorites in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #CRPreads.

 

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April 26, 2017

Bruce Kading talks keeping his fiction true to life, his experience working for the INS, and what book is on his nightstand »

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Bruce_Kading_Author_PhotoMiguel’s Gift details the rise of rookie immigration officer Nick Hayden, who must find an informant to access the inner circle of the counterfeit document ring run by crime kingpin Salvador Rico. A humble Mexican illegal immigrant, Miguel Chavez, agrees to the task in exchange for his family’s …

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April 24, 2017

Philip Lynott biographer Graeme Thomson shares his favorite Thin Lizzy songs and the cultural influences that inspired their writing »

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GraemeThomsonPhoto“The Boys Are Back in Town” by Irish band Thin Lizzy is a timeless rock anthem that is instantly recognizable to music fans everywhere, and their classic albums Jailbreak and Live and Dangerous are now part of the rock canon. In Cowboy Song, author Graeme Thomson analyzes lead singer Philip Lyno…

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