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BrooklynFans Of Books: Ronan Farrow On American Diplomacy Under Trump

War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

By Ronan Farrow

W.W. Norton & Company, hardcover, $27.95

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow, who has made a his mark with investigations in The New Yorker, looks at American diplomacy in his new book, War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence.

Farrow reveals how the United States is becoming a nation that shoots first and asks questions later, possibly never. Though this is not without precedent, this is certainly a new extreme.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Map of Salt and Stars” On The Syrian Experience

The Map of Salt and Stars

By Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

Touchstone Books, hardcover, $27.00

We have all seen the heartbreaking photos of Syrian refugees in recent years, and Jennifer Seynab Joukhadar, offers an entryway into that experience through the breathtaking story of a family forced to flee violence in their homeland.

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Yankees Bring In Lynn; Trade Warren To Seattle

(Lance Lynn)

Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman made his third big pitching acquisition of the week, as they acquired RHP Lance Lynn and cash considerations from Minnesota in exchange for INF Tyler Austin and RHP Luis Rijo on Monday night.

This comes in addition to adding Zach Britton to an already impressive bullpen and J.A. Happ to the rotation.

The Yankees starting rotation now has something it has been searching for all year: depth.

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Red Bulls Tyler Adams Named To 2018 MLS All-Star Game

Red Bulls and United States National team midfielder Tyler Adams has been named to the 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target, the league announced today.

Adams joins teammates Bradley Wright-Phillips, Aaron Long and Michael Amir Murillo (pictured above) to face Italian giants Juventus FC on August 1 at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

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NYCFC’s Villa To Miss All-Star Game (& Next Weekend’s NYCFC Game)

(David Villa – Provided by NYCFC)

New York City Football Club’s David Villa has been forced to withdraw from this week’s MLS All-Star Game due to injury.

The Spanish striker, who has scored eight goals in 10 starts this season, has missed NYCFC’s last six games and will not be ready to return for the game vs. Juventus at the Mercedes Benz Arena.

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NYCFC’s Shutout Streak Ends In Seattle

(Seattle’s Harry Shipp, who scored a goal Sunday, getting a shot off – USA Today Sports)

New York City Football Club’s streak of four straight wins, all of which were shutouts, was snapped on Sunday when they lost, 3-1, to the Seattle Sounders.

NYCFC’s scoreless streak lasted 434 minutes, and was snapped when Cristian Roldan got Seattle on the board in the 36th minute.

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