Books and literature

In this Oct. 24, 2017, photo, former Chinese Premier Li Peng, places his hands around his neck during the closing session of China's 19th Party Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died on Monday July 22, 2019 of unspecified illness. He was 91. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 23, 2019 - 9:20 am
BEIJING (AP) — Li Peng, a former hard-line Chinese premier best known for announcing martial law during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests that ended with a bloody crackdown by troops, has died. He was 90. China's official Xinhua News Agency said Li died Monday of an unspecified...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 5, 2011, file photo shows NASA Mission Control founder Chris Kraft in the old Mission Control at Johnson Space Center in Houston. Kraft, the founder of NASA's mission control, died Monday, July 22, 2019, just two days after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He was 95. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
July 22, 2019 - 8:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Behind America's late leap into orbit and triumphant small step on the moon was the agile mind and guts-of-steel of Chris Kraft, making split-second decisions that propelled the nation to once unimaginable heights. Kraft, the creator and longtime leader of NASA's Mission Control,...
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In this Monday, Jan. 8, 2007 photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer N. Scott Momaday recites a poem at the inauguration of Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials selected novelist, poet and essayist N. Scott Momaday for the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award. ( Jerry Laizure/The Norman Transcript via AP)
July 22, 2019 - 8:37 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — A Native American author whose writings have highlighted his indigenous culture is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding. Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials selected novelist,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2005, file photo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens winds up to throw out the first pitch before the start of the Chicago Cubs game with the Cincinnati Reds, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens never really put down his pen. Without opinions and dissents to write following his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2010, Stevens chose instead to write books from his home in Florida, reflecting on his life but also the Constitution. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
July 22, 2019 - 6:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens never really put down his pen. Without opinions and dissents to write following his retirement from the Supreme Court in 2010, Stevens chose instead to write books from his home in Florida, reflecting on his life but also the...
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July 22, 2019 - 12:56 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — A Native American author whose writings have highlighted his indigenous culture is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding. Dayton Literary Peace Prize officials selected novelist,...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2009, file photo, author, comedian and co-founder of the Yippie party as well as stand-up satirist, Paul Krassner, 77, poses for a photo at his home in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, has died. His daughter, Holly Krassner Dawson, says Krassner died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at his home in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. He was 87. (AP Photo/Eric Reed, File)
July 21, 2019 - 6:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said. Krassner died at his home in...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2008, file photo, author Laura Lippman poses for a portrait in Baltimore. The Prize-winning crime novelist has reached a 5-book deal with her current publisher, William Morrow. The deal, announced Thursday, July 18, 2109, includes three novels, a short story collection and a book of personal essays, her first-ever nonfiction release. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)
July 18, 2019 - 9:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Prize-winning crime novelist Laura Lippman has several new books planned, not all of them fiction. Lippman has reached a five-book deal with her current publisher, William Morrow. The deal, announced Thursday, includes three novels, a short story collection and a book of personal...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2009 file photo, Italian author Andrea Camilleri makes his point during a demonstration against the Vatican's influence on the ongoing right-to-die debate, in Rome. Italian writer Andrea Camilleri, known for his popular novels and TV series centered on the much-loved inspector Salvo Montalbano, died in Rome Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at age 93. Camilleri was Italy’s most successful writer, but until he was nearly 70 he had been a virtually unknown author of a handful of historical novels set in his native Sicily. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, file)
July 17, 2019 - 8:31 am
ROME (AP) — Author Andrea Camilleri, creator of the best-selling Commissario Montalbano series about a likable, though oft-brooding small-town Sicilian police chief who mixes humanity with pragmatism to solve crimes, died in a Rome hospital Wednesday. He was 93. Italy's RAI state TV, which produced...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2014 file photo, retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens prepares to testify on the ever-increasing amount of money spent on elections as he appears before the Senate Rules Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. (AP Photo, File)
July 16, 2019 - 11:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly 35 years on the court, Stevens...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2018, file photo, Sen. Christopher Murphy, D-Conn., questions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as he testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. One of Washington’s leading advocates for gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy, has a book coming out next year. Murphy’s “Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy” will be published Jan. 20, Random House announced Monday, July 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 15, 2019 - 8:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — One of Washington's leading advocates for gun control, Sen. Chris Murphy, has a book coming out next year. Murphy's "Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy" will be published Jan. 20, Random House announced Monday. Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut,...
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