Chris Schluep
Chris Schluep
Chris spent more than a dozen years editing books in New York before moving west. He reads all the time, but there are certainly worse ways to make a living. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, his two sons, and a cat named Little. Aside from reading, he enjoys fishing, writing, and cooking.

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Michael Herr (1940 - 2016)

Michael Herr, war correspondent and author of Dispatches--widely considered to be the definitive history of the Vietnam War--has died at the age of 76.

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A Book Trend That We've Noticed

What book trend have the Amazon editors noticed lately?

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of June

Summer tends to bring out the blockbusters, so it makes sense that a number of big mysteries and thrillers landed on our main Best Books of June list. But it's not all blockbusters in our Best Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense....

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Lose the Tie: Some Book Suggestions for Dad

Here is a list of typical Father's Day gifts: A tie. A book. Grilling equipment. Breakfast in bed. A "free hug" coupon. Socks. If this list sounds familiar to you, let me make a suggestion: get him a book.

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"Muhammad Ali: A Man, Not a King" by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith

On a day when Muhammad Ali is on all of our minds, we reached out to the authors of a recent (and excellent) book on Ali to get their thoughts on the Greatest of All Time.

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The Best Books of June: Release the Hounds!

Today is a big day for our Best of the Month picks. 6 of our top 10 Best Books of the Month are publishing today.

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"Don't Count the Days; Make the Days Count" - Muhammad Ali (1942 - 2016)

Muhammad Ali died on June 3rd at the age of 74. He died from complications due to Parkinson's disease, which he battled for 32 years. As cultural icons go, there were none greater. Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky in...

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Memorial Day Books

In honor of Memorial Day, here is a list of recent nonfiction books about American soldiers (and in one case, merchant marines) and the enormous sacrifices that they make.

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Weekend Reading

Here's what some of the Amazon editors are planning to read over the long weekend...

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And the First Novel Award Goes to...

An eagerly-anticipated debut meets expectations by winning first novel award.

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A Terrible Crime Revisited: Emily Winslow's "Jane Doe January: My Twenty-Year Search for Truth and Justice"

Emily Winslow was a young drama student at Carnegie Mellon University’s elite conservatory in Pittsburgh when a man brutally attacked and raped her in January 1992. While the police's search for her rapist proved futile, Emily reclaimed her life. Over...

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