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A Jewish State
Theodor Herzl proposes a solution to the 'Jewish Question' and to anti-Semitism: a separate and independent ...
My Father's Girl
Jane Addams, whose Hull-House became a symbol of progressive reform, here remembers her father who helped ...
Paris Goes to War
As the World War engulfs Europe in August 1914, Edith Wharton reports from Paris on the ...
Lord Charnwood recounts the development and importance of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, a signal event in American ...
Darwin Changes His Mind
Here is Darwin’s account of his visit to the Galapagos Islands with its myriad species, which ...
A Grand Way to Chronicle a War
A fascinating glimpse of World War II journalism behind the front lines at Paris’s Hotel Scribe, ...
The Genius and the Jerk
Walter Vatter explores the early years of Steve Jobs--was he a genius, or simply an expert ...
Bonnie Parker Writes a Poem
Steven Biel plots the strange path by which this pair ...
Now and Then Twitter Giveaway
It's time for a serious nonfiction giveaway!
The rules are simple. Tweet or retweet the following message along with a link to your favorite Now and Then title...
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Press Release: Did Free Content Kill the American Newspaper?
Now and Then Reader, the publisher of original short-form nonfiction books for Kindle, Nook, iPad and other popular e-readers, will give away free copies of ProPublica general manager Richard Tofel’s Why American Newspapers Gave Away the Future, it was announced today by co-founder and chief editor Ivan R. Dee. Available for free download from February 8-15 through Apple’s iBookstore this book offers fresh insights into how and why free content brought on the downfall of print journalism....
University dean questions the value of college education
New Kindle book looks at the costs and declining benefits of American higher education LOS ANGELES, CA - January 25, 2012 - Given the current economic climate, obtaining a college degree -- or beyond, some would argue -- is a requirement for finding quality work. But the value of that education, in terms of both dollars and intellectual importance, has never been more in question, argues a former university dean in a new book released this month. As tuition rises ...
‘High and Tight’ celebrates Hank Greenberg: The Jewish Slugger
On the 100th anniversary of Greenberg’s birth, Ray Robinson remembers the man, the player, and the prejudice he overcame. ----- Before A-Rod and Pujols, before even Maris and Mantle, only one hitter ever challenged Babe Ruth's now-broken record for home runs in a season. It was Hank Greenberg, prodigious slugger for the Detroit Tigers and one of the most feared hitters in 1930s tand 1940s baseball. Greenberg, with his 6'4'' frame and premier power, was also Jewish. On the 100th ...
John F. Kennedy's Women tells the Story of a Sexual Obsession
LOS ANGELES, CA - January 05, 2012 - “Millions of people around the world consider John F. Kennedy a great president. He tried to reduce the risk of nuclear holocaust by miscalculation. He was a catalyst for activism among the nation’s youth, as shown by his support for the Peace Corps. His major speeches on civil rights, détente with the Soviet Union, and the nuclear test ban were brilliant. On the other hand, there were unfortunate blemishes and failures on ...
Now and Then Reader Launches
Now and Then Reader, a new digital publishing house co-founded by industry veteran Ivan R. Dee, today announced the publication of five nonfiction titles now available for download through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBookstore, and Google Books. The lineup is headlined by "Holy Cow 2000: The Strange Election of George W. Bush," an eye-opening account of the 2000 presidential election by Kenneth O’Reilly, author of "Nixon’s Piano" and "Racial Matters," a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. ...