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New York Times Books

Bookshelf: Finding a Voice in Words and Deeds
“Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943” is an anthology of memoirs, poetry, political commentary and newspaper excerpts. “Resister: A Story of Protest and Prison During the Vietnam War” gives a backstage tour of the antiwar movement.






Anthony Smith, Explorer With Zest for Land, Sea and Air, Is Dead at 88
Mr. Smith’s many adventures included a late-life, 66-day odyssey across the Atlantic on a raft.






ArtsBeat: Comic-Con 2014: Lois Lowry Finally Sees Her Novel On-Screen
Ms. Lowry, whose novel “The Giver” helped spawn the young adult science fiction genre, says seeing the film version opened her eyes to things left unsaid in the book.






CNN Top Stories

Chief Ebola doctor contracts Ebola
A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.

Condemned woman leaves Sudan
Mariam Yehya Ibrahim, the Sudanese Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan for apostasy but subsequently pardoned, arrived in Rome on Thursday, the Italian Foreign Ministry said.

Arizona: Killer's execution not botched
Joseph Wood gasped and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour execution involving a novel combination of drugs, some witnesses say.