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BookTrib Q&A: Sports Writer and Journalist David Goldblatt on the History of the Olympics

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A week from today, The Winter Olympic Games will kick off in Pyeongchang, South Korea. As beloved are these world games where athletes from across the globe compete for the ultimate prize— an Olympic gold medal— the Games do have their drawbacks. An ample amount of articles about corruption and bribery of officials belonging to the International Olympics Committee, protests in host countries where the construction of an Olympic stadium cannot be economically supported by local economies, and deaths related to the building stadiums under tight deadlines and without proper safety procedures have raised concern about how we celebrate the Games. David Goldblatt, sports writer, journalist and sociologist, is also the author of The Games: A Global History of The Olympics. Here,…

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BookTrib Exclusive: ‘All the Glittering Prizes’ by Pia de Jong

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BookTrib.com is happy to welcome Pia de Jong, prize-winning Dutch literary novelist and newspaper columnist. Pia moved to Princeton, NJ in 2012 from Amsterdam.  Her memoir, Saving Charlotte: A Mother and the Power of Intuition, is her first book in English.  We hope you will find Pia’s stories as delightfully charming as we do. All the Glittering Prizes When I walk into my son’s room one afternoon at 5 p.m., his friend Justin is sprawled fast asleep on the bed, still wearing his shoes and coat. “He came to do his homework,” he explains, “but before he put down his bag he collapsed.” “What happens now?” I ask. “Let him sleep,” my daughter says. “Do not wake him up. He is…

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Colin Kaepernick Signs $1 Million Deal with Random House Imprint

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Football players have been making headlines about their behaviors off the field for years, but last year, ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines for very different reasons.  In order to bring attention to the oppression of people of color, Kaepernick decided he would kneel and continue to kneel during the playing of the national anthem until the words in the song rang true for everyone. His actions yielded a very different responses from the public and from those in the public eye. We saw everything from #veteransforkaepernick trending, and a well-known former NYPD officer declaring his support of Kaepernick; while others have posted videos of themselves burning Kaepernick’s jersey and threats to boycott the NFL if Kaepernick was…

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Go Team USA: Inspiring Books to Get You in the 2016 Summer Olympics Spirit!

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Ahhh, the Olympics: the magical time of year when you’re allowed to chant “USA! USA! USA!” un-ironically with your face painted like Old Glory. But while this week marks the kick off of the 2016 Summer Olympics, this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro seem a little different, amidst controversy about the water in Rio, concerns about the Zika Virus, debates about nation-wide bans due to doping and anxiety over event security, these Games seem more than a little hectic and apprehensive. Despite the (valid) trepidations many have over the Summer Olympic Games, fundamentally, the Olympics are a time to celebrate. The world is already pretty crazy, so it’s helpful to remember that people are, in fact, capable of coming…

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Foxcatcher: A heavyweight contender for Oscar gold

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When the leaves turn from green to orange, the red carpets begin to roll out in Hollywood, signaling the beginning of the show business awards season. Among the candidates grappling for Oscars this year comes Foxcatcher, the story of one of the most bizarre crimes of our generation. The movie, which coincides with Mark Schultz’s new book Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother’s Murder, John du Pont’s Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold (Dutton Adult, 2014) is set amidst the worlds of amateur wrestling and the lavishly wealthy. The film will certainly be a heavyweight contender at the Academy Awards, for director Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) as well as actors Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum, and most notably Steve…

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Video: Missed IT? Interview with Lori Foster and NO LIMITS (Special bookshout! promo)

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Special offers brought to you by   Enjoy NO LIMITS in eBook format provided by bookshout! at a special discount for BookTrib members. This discount is available for a limited time. You can access your eBook on the web, from your smartphone or tablet.  For a direct link,  text BOOKTRIB  to 67076. Texting is within the US only. NO LIMITS A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he’s never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster. Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He’s also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she’s older,…

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