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Posted: 2019-05-22 21:59:00
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Nuking the Moon is a new book that chronicles the history of unusual confidential military projects.
Posted: 2019-05-22 09:01:27
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In a new autobiography, the great NFL quarterback details his ups (like a Super Bowl victory) and downs (like the Suzy Kolber incident and alcoholism), as he stares down his legacy.
Posted: 2019-05-21 18:39:35
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While caring for her mother, who had dementia, bioethicist Tia Powell began imagining a different way to approach the disease. Her new book looks at long-term care options and end-of-life decisions
Posted: 2019-05-21 09:02:00
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Jim Sciutto On Tactics Russia And China Use To Attack The U.S.
NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to CNN anchor Jim Sciutto about his book: The Shadow War: Inside Russia's and China's Secret Operations to Defeat America.
Posted: 2019-05-20 17:13:15
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'Filth Elder' John Waters Says There Are Still 'Plenty Of Rules' Left To Break
The cult filmmaker, 73, has plenty of ideas about what older people should and shouldn't do. "You can't be trying too hard to rebel [when] you're older," Waters says. His new book is Mr. Know-It-All.
Posted: 2019-05-19 21:35:00
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In 'Ladysitting,' Lorene Cary Chronicles The End Of Her Grandmother's Life
Lorene Cary's new memoir explores the ups and downs of caretaking for an elderly family member. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Cary about Ladysitting: My Year With Nana at the End of Her Century.
Posted: 2019-05-19 12:25:52
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Grappling With Identity In 'Fieldnotes On Ordinary Love'
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with poet and video game designer Keith S. Wilson about his new collection of poetry, Fieldnotes On Ordinary Love, which explores space, race and physics.
Posted: 2019-05-18 21:28:00
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From The Gridiron To Multigrid Algorithms In 'Mind And Matter'
MIT mathematician and former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel has a new memoir out about how he combined his two very different talents into a successful and varied career.
Posted: 2019-05-18 12:12:00
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The Chateau Marmont's Place In Hollywood History
NPR's Scott Simon discusses the glamorous LA hotel Chateau Marmont with Shawn Levy, author of The Castle on Sunset.
Posted: 2019-05-18 12:12:00
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Short Stories In 'Orange World'
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Karen Russell about her new, otherworldly, collection of short stories, Orange World.

Posted: 2019-05-23 14:31:11
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Linda Taylor rose to infamy during the 1970s, when prize-winning reporter George Bliss brought her criminal activity to light — and then-candidate Ronald Reagan turned her into the Welfare...
Posted: 2019-05-23 11:00:27
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The late Uruguayan novelist Mario Levrero was known for his gleeful weirdness. Empty Words follows a writer who tries to cure his block by writing boring nothings — and it's anything but boring.
Posted: 2019-05-22 14:19:00
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Gifted writers Dan Abrams and David Fisher, who previously brought us Lincoln's Last Trial, are clearly fascinated by how Teddy Roosevelt's court case played out — bringing an enthusiasm to...
Posted: 2019-05-21 12:01:30
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'Unfreedom Of The Press' Is Full Of Bombast And Bile
Right-wing Fox host Mark Levin conducts no interviews and offers no original research in his book; it is little more than a free gift with purchase: People are instead buying his message to the...
Posted: 2019-05-21 11:00:30
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Kamchatka Is A Rich Backdrop For Mystery In 'Disappearing Earth'
Julia Phillips' debut novel takes readers through a year following the disappearance of two little girls in the remote Russian province of Kamchatka — and the way that disappearance reverberates.
Posted: 2019-05-20 18:51:54
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An Author Goes 'Spying On The South' 160 Years After Frederick Law Olmsted
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Tony Horwitz retraces the path of the famed Central Park architect — and discovers a deep cultural divide along the way.
Posted: 2019-05-20 11:00:21
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Love Goes Global In These 3 May Romances
This month, we're bringing you stories from around the world, featuring royals and regular boys and girls who risk it all for their happy ever after — from Vietnam to California to Scotland.
Posted: 2019-05-19 14:00:19
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'There's Something About Sweetie' — Something Irrepressibly Joyous
Sandhya Menon's followup to her hit young adult novel When Dimple Met Rishi follows a young woman with a big voice, a big personality — and to her family's dismay (though not her own), a big...
Posted: 2019-05-19 11:00:23
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Buckle Up For This 'Million Mile Road Trip'
We're trying not to make the "long, strange trip" joke about Rudy Rucker's new novel, but it's about three teens in a beat-up purple wagon with a dark energy motor, traveling across dimensions,...
Posted: 2019-05-18 14:00:21
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Language Has Magic In 'The Candle And The Flame'
Nafiza Azad creates a fantastical yet believable Silk Road city in her new young adult novel, building a world of humans and djinns, spices and sounds, woven through with Urdu, Arabic and Hindi.