The Loudest Voice In The Room: How The Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News – And Divided A Country by Gabriel Sherman. (Random House) Perhaps no one has contributed as much to the symbiotic relationship between politics and the news media as Ailes, who leapt from strategy to television. This edition includes President Donald Trump’s election and Ailes’ stunning ouster from Fox.
The Firebrand And The First Lady. Portrait Of A Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, And The Struggle For Social Justice by Patricia Bell-Scott. (Vintage) Murray – an African-American lawyer, civil rights activist, writer and Episcopal priest roughly 25 years Eleanor’s junior – met the first lady after writing an angry letter to President Franklin Roosevelt. Eleanor’s reply kicked off a decadeslong, if improbable, friendship.
This Too Shall Pass by Milena Busquets. Translated by Valerie Miles. (Hogarth) Soon after her mother’s funeral, Blanca heads to her mother’s former home in Cadaqués, a Spanish beach town, with her children, friends and former lovers. The house and the vacation become the backdrop for reliving bittersweet memories – and the scene for the sexual escapades Blanca pursues as solace.
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