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Volume III, Issue 45
May 1 - May 8, 2000  

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Telling War Stories [2]
National Book Award winner and SWT professor Tim O'Brien is real. He's blunt. But he's also, according to Chronicle writer Sarah Hepola, responsible for her hangover.
— Sarah Hepola, AUSTIN CHRONICLE
 

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Born Leader [3]
Welsh author looks at the life of President Lincoln.
— Michael Sims, NASHVILLE SCENE
 
Abominable Encounters [4]
Hunting the humanoid inhabitant of the high Himalayas.
— Gregory McNamee, TUCSON WEEKLY
 
Buzz Fill [5]
In "Nobrow," John Seabrook argues that the classic definitions of highbrow and lowbrow taste have collapsed under the weight of unprecedented media.
— Jason Gay, THE BOSTON PHOENIX
 
Two to Tango [6]
Vandy professor Simon Collier documents the life of tango master Astor Piazzolla.
— Ron Wynn, NASHVILLE SCENE
 


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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR:

im O'Brien has been many things -- bestselling author, amateur golfer, Pulitzer Prize nominee, Washington Post reporter, recreational gambler, National Book Award winner, Harvard student -- but most people associate him with Vietnam -- his legacy is seared as a chronicler of this century's least-understood war.

Jan Morris is best known a travel writer, and one of her strengths is an ability to convey how cherished assumptions of a place reflect the history that shaped it. She has brought this talent to a new book on Abraham Lincoln.

Two authors, beginning at completely different points, wind up writing about the same subject: the so-called "abominable snowman" of the Himalayas.

Also, diving into pop culture, a tango biography, and more.


Now What? [7]
Love to read? Need some clever ideas? Our library of resources and staff picks are guaranteed to turn on plenty of mental light bulbs via your electrified eye sockets.
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