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July 2, 2010 | Vol. 25, No. 13

If we lose the battle

Our runner-up for book of the year was written by Eric Metaxas
July 2, 2010 | Vol. 25, No. 13

Honorable mentions

Here are 30 other recommended nonfiction books from the past year
July 2, 2010 | Vol. 25, No. 13

More than money

WORLD's 2010 Book of the Year makes a ­compelling case that the clash ­between free ­enterprise and socialism is a moral battle

FEATURES
Writers on writing Good writing, say four successful practitioners of the craft, requires discipline, having a story to tell-and often a day job
Summer reading These 10 novels introduce readers to different times, faraway places, or memorable characters
Ethical quandaries Authors tackle business cultures, Christian music, and tortured lives
'Citty upon a hill' British authors say the vision that primed America's economy is the one that can save it
Gross gains Michael Lewis tells a compelling story on the financial crisis and becomes a celebrity among congressional Democrats
The rise & fall of Christian charity A 19th-century text speaks to 21st-century care of the poor

CULTURE
MOVIES & TV

Box Office Top 10

For the weekend of June 11-13, according to Box Office Mojo

The Karate Kid

Toy Story 3

Winter's Bone

A-minus team

Moms and dads who loved The A-Team in the '80s will enjoy its cheesy remake, but don't bring the kids
Music

Not so cute

Paul McCartney and other stars make public displays of their ignorance
 
Books

Exceptional history

Authors Schweikart and Allen use specific detail to make the case for the United States
Notable CDs

Notable CDs

Four new or recent classical releases reviewed by Arsenio Orteza

NOTEBOOK
Houses of God
Cades Cove, Tenn.
Lifestyle
Sounding out
Many toys make too much noise for the health of the children who play with them
Science
Dirty biofuels
Environmentalists take action against alternative fuels that were supposed to be green
Technology
Money lines
Websites help individuals raise venture capital online
Money
Labor pains
Unemployment taking a staycation, says Fed chair
Sports
Atop the pyramid
College sports' present turmoil belies the passing of its greatest coach