An Archive of Atrocities

Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams and the Armenian Genocide by Taner Akçam Palgrave Macmillan, 261 pp., $39.99 (paper) Talaat Pasha: Father of Modern Turkey, Architect of Genocide by Hans-Lukas Kieser Princeton University Press, 532 pp., $39.95 Pictures from History/GrangerArmenian refugees in a camp at Aleppo, Syria, 1922 TripAdvisor currently ranks the Baron Hotel fourth among …

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Tross leaves Hodder for Bookouture as Bord builds non-fiction list

Published March 19, 2019 by Mark Chandler Hodder crime and fiction publisher Ruth Tross is joining Bookouture as a publishing director while Claire Bord will start commissioning the digital imprint’s first non-fiction… Hodder crime and fiction publisher Ruth Tross is joining Bookouture as a publishing director while Claire Bord will start commissioning the digital imprint’s …

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Life and society are increasingly governed by numbers

The Metric Society. By Steffen Mau. Translated by Sharon Howe. Polity; 200 pages; $22.95 and £15.99. MEASUREMENTS PERVADE life and society. Infants are weighed the moment they blink into the world. Pupils are graded. Schools are judged on their students’ performance, universities on graduates’ job prospects. Companies monitor the productivity of employees while CEOs watch the share …

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The Final Prophecy of W. S. Merwin

Now we know the date. The anniversary of W. S. Merwin’s death was, all along, March 15th. He’d passed it ninety-one times and stopped on the ninety-second. But what did it matter, really, which of the three hundred and sixty-five notches on the roulette wheel would turn up as the winner? Here is “For the Anniversary …

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Win A New Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite!

At long last, you can get a great all-around Kindle—that is immune to water. Well, maybe not immune, but you would really have to work to ruin it by getting it wet. So we have one brand new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite to give away, courtesy of Early Bird Books. Sign up to enter for a …

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