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Robert Caro’s Kennedy Assassination Account Coming as eBook Short

Vintage Books will publish an excerpt from Robert Caro’s The Passage of Power as a digital short, republishing his account of John F. Kennedy‘s assassination as Dallas, November 22, 1963.

The excerpt is part of Caro’s critically acclaimed biography series, The Years of Lyndon Johnson. The $1.99 eBook will come out October 1, 2013. Check it out:

We follow the slow path of the presidential motorcade through the streets of Dallas; we hear the shots;  we witness the dramatic events that ensue—the race to get JFK to Parkland Memorial Hospital;  the long minutes in which Johnson, unable to learn whether Kennedy is alive or dead, stands waiting in a Parkland cubicle.  We watch him take the oath of office on Air Force One, Kennedy’s blood-stained widow standing dazedly bedside him. And we see Johnson taking charge—taking command of the presidency with his unrivaled mastery of political power.

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Lost Wax Micro Fiction Collective Gets Booked

Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date.

The Lost Wax Micro Fiction Collective will host an introductory meeting on Thursday, March 28th starting at 8 p.m. in Los Angeles. Check it out: “Meetings will follow a format of share and critique and then inspiration discussion based on a particular theme that will inform the next meeting’s work.” (Los Angeles, CA)

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Free Samples of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalists

The finalists for the 33rd annual Los Angeles Times Book Prize have been revealed, and we’ve collected free samples of all their books below–some of the best books released in 2012. Here’s more about the awards:

“The winners of the L.A. Times book prizes will be announced at an awards ceremony April 19, the evening before the L.A. Times Festival of Books, April 20-21. Held on USC’s campus in Bovard Auditorium, the awards are open to the public; tickets will be made available in late March.”

 

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John Brodie Named Executive Editor at Grand Central Publishing’s Business Plus

businessplus.gifFormer Fortune Magazine assistant managing editor John Brodie has been named executive editor at Grand Central Publishing’s Business Plus imprint.

The new editor has edited and written for a variety of publications, including GQ, Premiere, Variety, Best Life, and Spy Magazine. In his new position at Business Plus, Brodie will focus on acquiring business titles, but also looking for some general non-fiction books. He starts on April 5th.

Brodie had this statement: “Some of the best long-form journalism is now happening between the covers of books … I’ve always viewed business journalism as a way to look at society. To me, Robert Caro‘s The Power Broker and several of Malcolm Gladwell‘s works are business books, so I look forward to helping Rick expand both the output and the scope of the imprint in the years ahead.”

Halberstam Selected As Next Out of the Book Author

Powell’s has made their choice for the next “Out of the Book” film after debuting the concept with Ian McEwan‘s ON CHESIL BEACH. This time, they will debut a film based on David Halberstam‘s THE COLDEST WINTER: AMERICA AND THE KOREAN WAR, published by Hyperion on September 25. The 28-minute film will be produced by series creator Dave Weich of Powell’s Books. The director is once again Doug Biro of Hudson River Films.

Shelf Awareness further reports that the movie will premier on November 11, when McNally-Robinson shows it at Two Boots Pioneer Theater. Between November 12 and December 15, the film will be shown across the country at events hosted by 75 independent booksellers that, as with the Ian McEwan film (shown by 54 booksellers), will include panel discussions, live music, special guests – the latter part especially important in light of Halberstam’s recent passing. The film will rely on some of Halberstam’s friends and feature commentary from Joan Didion, Seymour Hersh, Robert Caro and Bob Woodward.

Miller Moves from Vintage to Knopf

PW Daily reports that Vintage/Anchor senior editor Andrew Miller is moving floors in the Random House building as a result of his new gig as a senior editor at Knopf. “Andrew is an exceptional editor who, in his tenure at Vintage/Anchor, has demonstrated a keen eye for topical nonfiction,” said Knopf chairman and editor-in-chief Sonny Mehta in yesterday’s announcement. Miller has edited books by Victor Davis Hanson, Tom Bissell, James Fallows and Neal Pollack, as well as worked with authors including Robert Caro, David Remnick, Lawrence Wright, Robert Kagan, Hampton Sides, and Chuck Palahniuk.