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PHOTOS: John Steinbeck's Route 66

Posted 09.04.2012 | Books

The following is an excerpt from "Route 66 Still Kicks" [Skyhorse Publishing, $16.95]: It was near here in the 1930s that a thirty-four-year-old wr...

The Book "Valley of Dreams and Shadows" Reveals a Reality About Farmworkers Many Don't Accept

Eduardo Stanley | Posted 08.31.2012 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Stanley

The book, "Valley of Dreams and Shadows" has 154 pages and over 110 beautifully printed photos. It is not a collection of pictures accompanied by texts, but a careful and critical photographic essay that took five years to complete.

John Steinbeck's Letter From Vietnam

Posted 03.21.2012 | Books

Madeleine Crum, The Huffington Post: Though John Steinbeck is best known for chronicling the woes of The Great Depression, his raw, journalistic acco...

Bruce Springsteen: Well-Read Rocker

Will Weaver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Will Weaver

Throughout his career, what distinguishes Springsteen is his understanding of the American ethos -- taking the pulse of America as John Steinbeck and Walt Whitman once did.

John Steinbeck, Michael Moore, and the Burgeoning Role of Planetary Patriotism

Thomas Steinbeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Steinbeck

The Steinbeck Award points to examples of American patriots who have made an indelible impact on our culture. Mr. Moore aptly fulfills every required parameter designed to guide the choice of award recipients.

Obama Accepts Unreleased Jonathan Franzen Novel From Bookseller

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Little did President Obama know that by accepting an early copy of "Freedom," the new Jonathan Franzen novel, he would set off a small panic in the pu...

Salinger, Huxley, Steinbeck: Great Books Hated During Their Time

Cracked | Jacopo della Quercia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Many, if not most, of the books you were handed in high school as required reading were hated by critics and readers alike when they first hit shelves...

John Steinbeck's Archive Of Letters, Manuscripts To Be Auctioned

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — John Steinbeck kept his California roots close when writing such masterpieces as "The Grapes of Wrath" and "East of Eden," but the No...

Steinbeck And Guthrie Families Now Support Google Books

The New York Times | Motoko Rich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The families of the author John Steinbeck and the musician Woody Guthrie, which previously opposed the proposed Google Book settlement that would crea...

Frank Rich: In Defense Of The Balloon Boy Dad

New York Times | FRANK RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For a country desperate for good news, the now-deflated "balloon boy" spectacle would seem to be the perfect tonic. As Wolf Blitzer of CNN summed up t...