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Brief about Scott Turow: By info that we know Scott Turow was born at 1949-04-12. And also Scott Turow is American Novelist.

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People talk of me as being the inventor of the legal thriller.

Tags: Inventor, Legal, Talk

Widespread public access to knowledge, like public education, is one of the pillars of our democracy, a guarantee that we can maintain a well-informed citizenry.

Tags: Democracy, Education, Knowledge

If life's lessons could be reduced to single sentences, there would be no need for fiction.

Tags: Fiction, Life, Single

The great break of my literary career was going to law school.

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I count myself as one of millions of Americans whose life simply would not be the same without the libraries that supported my learning.

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I tend to write in the mornings.

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On the streets, unrequited love and death go together almost as often as in Shakespeare.

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Postmodernism cost literature its audience.

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The prosecutor, who is supposed to carry the burden of proof, really is an author.

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The purpose of narrative is to present us with complexity and ambiguity.

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For thousands and thousands of American kids, libraries are the only safe place they can find to study, a haven free from the dangers of street or the numbing temptations of television. As schools cut back services, the library looms even more important to countless children.

Tags: Children, Free, Study

If the rewards to authors go down, simple economics says there will be fewer authors. It's not that people won't burn with the passion to write. The number of people wanting to be novelists is probably not going to decline - but certainly the number of people who are going to be able to make a living as authors is going to dramatically decrease.

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Libraries function as crucial technology hubs, not merely for free Web access, but those who need computer training and assistance. Library business centers help support entrepreneurship and retraining.

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The one thing I would like more credit for is being part of a movement which involves recognising the importance of plot and asserting that books of literary worth could be written that had plots.

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There are lots of things about Amazon for which they deserve credit. They're innovative. There are lots of very, very happy Amazon customers. I'm not here to dispute that Amazon has been personally good for me or to say that they haven't been, so far, good to their customers.

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The military has a very long relationship with Hollywood that dates back to the silent film era.

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Few Americans born after the Civil War know much about war. Real war. War that seeks you out. War that arrives on your doorstep - not once in a blue moon, but once a month or a week or a day.

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The thing that really struck me was how many firms that we think of as strictly civilian had ties to the Pentagon. Companies like Apple, Starbucks, Oakley the sunglasses manufacturer. Even Google, and a lot of big corporations like PepsiCo, Colgate-Palmolive, and Nestle, that you don't normally think of as defense contractors.

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Whether I'm trying to figure out what the U.S. military is doing in Latin America or Africa, Afghanistan or Qatar, the response is remarkably uniform - obstruction and obfuscation, hurdles and hindrances. In short, the good old-fashioned military runaround.

Tags: America, Good, Trying
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