What does Osama bin Laden's reading list have to tell us? Recently made public by the office of the director of national intelligence, it lists 103 documents, from U.S. government reports to published works of nonfiction that reveal Bin Laden to be a smart and educated adversary, as we have always understood.
In the first sentence of "Seveneves" (William Morrow), Neal Stephenson blows up the Moon. Then, over more than 850 pages, he takes readers on a fictional journey with imperiled humanity that doesn't stop until a remarkable contact 5,000 years later.
Parents need to know that "How to Read a Story" offers warm encouragement to budding readers. Kate Messner, author of the delightful "Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt," shows there's much more to enjoying a book than decoding the words and following the plot. Her gentle book prods kids to snuggle up and deeply engage with what they're reading.
Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Sunday, May 17, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by Nielsen BookScan (c) 2015, The Nielsen Co.
Written and spoken language can exist separately in the brain, a new study from Johns Hopkins shows. The study looked at stroke victims with aphasia that impaired their communication capabilities in one way but not the other.
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