Posted on 11/14/2014 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner
African-American civil rights leader Booker T. Washington died on this day in 1915. His autobiography "Up From Slavery" (1901) is considered one of the most influential works of nonfiction of the 20th Century. Washington became the first African-American to visit the White House when President Theodore Roosevelt invited him to dine with him in 1901. The invitation drew vicious condemnation from racist Southern politicians, including the future governor of Mississippi, white supremacist James K. Vardaman.
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- "Kelly's Koffee Shop," (Dianne Harman, cozy mystery). Kindle.
- "The Trace," (Forrest Gander, literary fiction). Kindle. Nook. Apple.
- "The Rendition," (Albert Ashforth, thriller). $0.99. Kindle.
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- Actress Lynda Bellingham's cancer memoir "There's Something I'm Been Dying to Tell You," published just before her death last month, has become an instant bestseller in Britain. (The Guardian).
- Thai police bans book criticizing monarchy. (Associated Press).
- Philip Roth's novel "Indignation" will be adapted for film. (Deadline.com)