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Historian Martin Gilbert, official biography of Winston Churchill, dies

Feb 04 2015: Sir Martin Gilbert, the distinguished historian of more than 80 history books and atlases, and official biographer of Winston Churchill, has died aged 78 after a long illness.

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    Amazon maybe buying some RadioShack stores in order to showcase products locally #amazon

    Feb 03 2015: Sources say that Amazon is in discussion with bankrupt RadioShack about buying some of its stores in the USA with the intent that these would serve as showcases for Amazon's products, as well as potential pickup and drop-off centers for online customers.

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      Harper Lee to publish sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird

      Feb 03 2015: An unpublished novel by Harper Lee is to finally see the light of day, 60 years after the US author put it aside to write To Kill a Mockingbird.

      Go Set a Watchman, which features the character of Scout Finch as an adult, will be released on 14 July.

      Lee wrote it ...

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        Books-A-Million Majority Owners Offer to Buy Whole Company

        Feb 02 2015: Books-A-Million executive chairman Clyde B. Anderson and his family, who directly and in trusts own 58.2% of the company's outstanding common stock, have made an offer to buy the rest of the company for $2.75 a share--or about $17.3 million. Their offer values the ...

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          Fire destroys millions of books at major Russian state library

          Feb 02 2015: A major fire that threatened to consume one of Russia's most important libraries was finally put out late Saturday, but scholars are only beginning to assess the damage from the flames, smoke and water. The fire broke out at the Institute of Scientific Information on ...

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            Newbery & Caldecott Awards announced

            Feb 02 2015: The American Library Association announced their Youth Media Awards today. The Newbery medal went to The Crossover, a novel in verse by Kwame Alexander (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and the Caldecott was awarded to The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, ...

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              Thorn Birds author, Colleen McCullough, dies aged 77

              Jan 29 2015: Colleen McCullough, author of twenty-five books including The Thorn Birds has died in a hospital on Norfolk Island aged 77. Norfolk Island, population ~2000, is a self-governing territory of Australia located between Australia and New Zealand.

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                2014 Costa Book of the Year Announced

                Jan 27 2015: Helen Macdonald's memoir H Is For Hawk has been named Costa Book of the Year.

                The book is the author's personal account of training a goshawk as a way of dealing with grief following her father's death.

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