My weekly collection of new and notable books for your pop culture pleasure and edification: #ReadMoreTweetLess.
Jack and Old Jewry: The City of London Policemen Who Hunted the Ripper by Amanda Harvey-Purse (Mango Books; on sale April 1, 2019): “Donald Swanson the Scotland Yard Detective in charge of Jack The Ripper case took secret of killer’s identity to the grave.” This is what made Fincher’s Zodiac so potent: it wasn’t the crimes as much as it was the emotional toll serial killers create for a wide and devastating ripple effect. #NewBookAlert for February 17, 2020.
These 3 true-crime books from our publishing partner, @MangoBooksUK, ought to get your blood pumping!
— Indiana University Press (@iupress) July 9, 2019
Machiavelli: The Art of Teaching People What to Fear by Patrick Boucheron (& Willard Wood Translator) (Other Press; Handle Your Business on sale February 11, 2020): Just because a narrative is popular doesn’t mean it’s correct. History is litany of apologies: oh we were wrong about this person. Machiavelli is no different. Your feelings are not facts. #NewBookAlert for February 18, 2020.
— Other Press (@otherpress) February 12, 2020
Tiger Woods’s Back and Tommy John’s Elbow: Injuries and Tragedies That Transformed Careers, Sports, and Society by Jonathan Gelber (Sports Publishing; on sale October 1, 2019): Penny and Grant Hill broke our hearts. Hopefully Tiger Woods finds his way back to utter dominance. His greatness is missed. #NewBookAlert for February 19, 2020.
My new book is now out and you can order it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local bookstore!
— Jonathan Gelber, MD, MS (@JonathanGelber) October 2, 2019
The CIA UFO Papers: 50 Years of Government Secrets and Cover-Ups by Dan Wright (Red Wheel Books; UFOs on sale September 1, 2019): “The secret CIA papers that prove that the government has been tracking UFOs and extraterrestrials for over 50 years.” It’s popular to talk about mental health now; cheap retweets and worthless virtue signalling. There was a time were we callously dismissed people’s trauma; mocking them instead of helping them. Are UFOs real? I dunno: pain and suffering is though. #NewBookAlert for February 20, 2020.
So exited to be the first to offer you “The CIA UFO Papers: 50 Years of Government Secrets” by Dan Wright!!
Get you copy soon! This is a must-have book for those fascinated by the history of UFO sightings and those interested in government secrets and cover-ups. pic.twitter.com/l0QnhEGy55
— Mutual UFO Network (@mufon) July 31, 2019
Open Book by Jessica Simpson (Dey Street Books; Memoir on sale February 4, 2020): It’s Friday! So: Why do blondes have TGIF on their shoes? Toes go in first! Jessica Simpson’s memoir is out now from Dey Street Books. #NewBookAlert for February 14, 2020.
OPEN BOOK Audio by @JessicaSimpson – Hear her inner monologue and most intimate struggles in her voice. Includes six new songs by Jessica Simpson, available exclusively in this #audiobook edition. Download OPEN BOOK today: https://t.co/fsTducM0es @HarperCollins @deystreet pic.twitter.com/3A4EkWiStN
— HarperAudio (@HarperAudio) February 10, 2020
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