Posted on 11/12/2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner

November 12

PAST PAGES
On this day in 1889, DeWitt Wallace was born in St. Paul, Minn. After serving in World War I, Wallace came up with the idea for a monthly magazine that reprinted the best articles from other magazines. Publisher after publisher rejected the concept, so in 1922 in a Manhattan basement, Wallace and his wife Lila published the first issue of Reader's Digest. The initial press run had 1,500 copies.

SPOKEN WORDS
"Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world." Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai (b. 1997).

NEW RELEASES

  • "The Wild Truth," (Carine McCandless, memoir). Kindle. Nook. Apple.
  • "41: A Portrait of My Father," (George W. Bush, biography). Kindle. Nook. Apple.

DAILY DEALS

  • "American Phoenix," (Jane Cook, history). $1.99 Nook.
  • "Sourdough Creek," (Caroline Fyffe, western historical romance). $1.99. Kindle.

NEWS

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