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Prize-winning 'Netanyahus' author says it's also about Trump

May. 10, 2022 15:47 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — "The Netanyahus," which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction this week, recounts a very funny anecdote about Israel's famous family that unfolds more than a half-century before one of them became it's longest-serving prime minister. But Joshua Cohen, the book's...

Joshua Cohen, the late Winfred Rembert win arts Pulitzers

May. 09, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Joshua Cohen's “The Netanyahus,” a comic and rigorous campus novel based on the true story of the father of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking a job in academia, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Benzion Netanyahu, who died in 2012,...

Report: Mickelson had $40 million in gambling losses

May. 06, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

Federal auditors investigating Phil Mickelson's role in an insider trading scheme found his gambling losses totaled more than $40 million from 2010 to 2014, according to an excerpt from Alan Shipnuck's forthcoming biography. Shipnuck posted the excerpt on his “Firepit Collective”...

Review: 'Incomparable Grace' succinct, absorbing look at JFK

May. 02, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

“Incomparable Grace: JFK in the Presidency” by Mark K. Updegrove (Dutton) Nearly six decades after his assassination in Dallas, President John F. Kennedy and his legacy remain an obsession for historians and the public alike. Mark K. Updegrove's “Incomparable Grace: JFK in the...

EXCERPT: Jill Biden, navigating a prominent platform

Apr. 14, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

The following excerpt is from the introduction of “Jill: A Biography of the First Lady,” by Associated Press journalists Julie Pace and Darlene Superville. The book details the life of Jill Biden. Superville covers the White House for the AP; Pace, a former White House correspondent and...