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The United States has a long tradition of conspiracy theories – a reflection of a widespread suspicion of powerful groups secretly undermining democratic society.
Though some are fueled by discrepancies in the official accounts of certain events, many conspiracy theories persist despite strong evidence to the contrary. Why is there such a strong predilection toward these narratives? What role does this kind of skepticism play in society?
Read the discussion here.
David Baldacci still enjoys making author appearances at community libraries, such as the one in Chappaqua, where he’ll be on Friday. Read more here.
If you haven’t planned any charitable activities yet for this holiday season, you might want to set your GPS for Gaithersburg, Maryland on December 2 and come see bestselling novelist David Baldacci talk about his latest book, The Escape. Read the article here and get details about the event here.
More than a dozen authors had something special to be extra thankful for over the Thanksgiving weekend: President Obama bought their books at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington during a shopping trip on Saturday. Read more here.
The author, most recently, of “The Escape” was a library rat growing up: “Libraries are the mainstays of democracy. The first thing dictators do when taking over a country is close all the libraries, because libraries are full of ideas.” Read the full interview here.
In David Baldacci’s latest novel, special agent John Puller hunts down an escaped prisoner who’s become the most wanted man in America–his own brother. Read more here.
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David Baldacci’s new thriller, The Escape, opens with an inmate making a break from an escape-proof military prison, the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth. Baldacci isn’t entirely sure what soldiers stationed at the DB will think of the premise. Read the full interview here.
David Baldacci’s new thriller, “The Escape,” opens with a scene that takes readers from zero to 60 in six pages. Read the full review here.