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BrooklynFans Of Books: A Look At A Long Time Owner Of The Red Sox

Tom Yawkey: Patriarch Of the Boston Red Sox

By Bill Nowlin 

University Of Nebraska Press, 560 pages, $36.95

Few owners have influenced their teams in the way Tom Yawkey did when he was owner of the Boston Red Sox.

Bill Nowlin examines this major figure in baseball history in the comprehensive work biography Tom Yawkey: Patriarch Of the Boston Red Sox. takes a close look at Yawkey’s life as a sportsman and as one of the leading philanthropists in New England and South Carolina. He also addresses Yawkey’s leadership style and issues of racism during his tenure with the Red Sox.

After purchasing the Red Sox for $1.2 million in 1932, Yawkey poured millions into building a better team and making the franchise relevant again.

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BookCon 2018 At The Javits Center June 2-3

BookCon is taking place at the Javits Center on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3.

This is a worthwhile event to see many famous authors and notable figures who are debuting new books.

For more information, check out thebookcon.com and here is a look at some of the events and information on how to take part in the autographing sessions:

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “Noir” As imagined By Moore

Noir

By Christopher Moore

William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, $27.99

Christopher Moore has made a name for himself by reinventing beloved literary genres, and his latest work is no exception.

Moore’s new novel, simply titled Noir, is an off-kilter homage to the classic 1940s dime novel as only he could conceive of it.

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PBS’ The Great American Read

The Great American Read launches tonight, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, with a two-hour episode at 8 p.m. on PBS stations, including Channel 13 here in New York, and will introduce viewers to the full list of America’s 100 favorite novels selected through a demographically representative national survey conducted by YouGov.

It will be hosted by television personality and journalist Meredith Vieira.

PBS has unveiled the list of America’s 100 best-loved novels, chosen in support of The Great American Read, a new PBS series and multi-platform initiative that celebrates the joy of reading and the books we love.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Lilla On “The Once And Future Liberals”

The Once And Future Liberal: After Identity Politics

By Mark Lilla

Harper, 160 pages, $24.99

Columbia University professor and public intellectual Mark Lilla, in  The Once And Future Liberal: After Identity Politics, offers an impassioned, tough-minded, and stinging look at the failure of American liberalism over the past two generations.

Lilla expands on the ideas he first outlined in a November 18, 2016 op-ed for The New York Times, which ignited a firestorm in the days after the election of Donald Trump to the presidency over Hillary Clinton.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Why The Original Intent of Liberalism Failed

Why Liberalism Failed 

By Patrick J. Deneen

Yale University Press, $30.00

Leading political thinker Patrick J. Deneen, in his new work Why Liberalism Failed, looks at the original intent of the philosophy, which was launched to foster greater equality, defend pluralism, protect human dignity, and expand liberty.

In reality, Deneen argues, liberalism in practice generates titanic inequality, creates cultural homogeneity, fosters material and spiritual degradation, and undermines freedom.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “I’m Keith Hernandez”

I’m Keith Hernandez

By Keith Hernandez

Little, Brown & Company, 352 pages, $28.00; available today, May 15th

Keith Hernandez is known for being an accomplished baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets.

Hernandez won the 1979 Most Valuable Player and the 1982 World Series with St. Louis and was a key part of the Mets’ 1986 World Championship team, a consummate fan favorite here in New York.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: “The Fox Hunt”

The Fox Hunt: A Refugee’s Memoir of Coming to America

By Mohammed Al Samawi

William Morrow. $27.99

Mohammed Al Samawi came to the United states in May 2015, and he has been involved in many NGOs an interfaith groups.

Al Samawi is a fellow at the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD) in Washington, D.C., where he focuses on combating extremism in Yemen and the MENA region by engaging Imams who are outspoken critics of the West.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Davey’s “Wild Ride in Baseball”

Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond

By Davey Johnson with Erik Sherman

Triumph Books, available Tuesday, May 15, 400 pages, $26.95

Davey Johnson is known here in New York mostly for winning the 1986 World Series as manager of the Mets.

Johnson was also well-known for being the guy teams hired when they needed a manager who would help them improve, such was the case with the Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Washington Nationals.

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