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May 26, 2013

Book Briefs: May 26, 2013

Author of ‘Ticonderoga’ to sign copies of book

TICONDEROGA — Fred V. Provoncha, author of “Ticonderoga,” the latest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular “Images of America” series, will participate in an upcoming book signing.

Provoncha will sign copies of his book, which captures the rich history of a community that was shaped by its millers, blacksmiths and farmers, from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum at 137 Montcalm St.

Book highlights include: a mix of rare local photographs, postcards and organization pictures and media from the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum; personal stories from community members who grew up in the area; and stories of the old buildings and mills of Ticonderoga, and the river that fueled the community’s economic growth.

The book is available at area bookstores, independent and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888) 313-2665.

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Piers Morgan writing book about life at CNN

NEW YORK (AP) — Piers Morgan is going behind the scenes.

The host of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” has a deal with Gallery Books for “Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney.” Gallery, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, announced Wednesday that the book is scheduled for October.

Morgan, in a statement issued by Gallery, promised a “warts and all” account of life at CNN and said the book would be like “‘The Newsroom’ on steroids,” referring to the HBO series.

According to Gallery, the book will be written in the style of a real-time look into headline stories such as the killing of Osama bin Laden and the school shootings in Newtown, Conn. Morgan used a similar diary format for his 2005 book “The Insider,” which detailed his years in British journalism.

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