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Featured October 12, 2015
on All Things Considered
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A Farewell To Arms Ernest Hemingway

A Farewell To Arms
by Ernest Hemingway

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The best American novel to emerge from World War I, A Farewell to Arms is the unforgettable story of an American ambulance driver on the Italian front and his passion for a beautiful English nurse. Hemingway's frank portrayal of the love between Lieutenant Henry and Catherine Barkley, caught in the inexorable sweep of war, glows with an intensity unrivaled in modern literature, while his description of the German attack on Caporetto -- of lines of Read More »

Featured October 12, 2015
on Fresh Air - NPR

My Journey

My Journey
by Donna Karan

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In this candid memoir, renowned designer Donna Karan shares intimate details about her lonely childhood, her four-plus decades in the fashion industry, her two marriages, motherhood, and her ongoing quest for self-acceptance and spiritual peace.

Donna Karan was born into the fashion business—her father was a tailor, and her mother was a showroom model and Seventh Avenue saleswoman—yet Karan dreamed of becoming a dancer like Martha Graham Read More »

Featured October 12, 2015
on Weekend Edition Saturday

Voices from Chernobyl Svetlana Alexievich

Voices from Chernobyl
by Svetlana Alexievich

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The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Voices from Chernobyl is the first book to present personal accounts of the tragedy. Journalist Svetlana Alexievich interviewed hundreds of people affected by the meltdown---from innocent citizens to firefighters to those called in to clean up the disaster---and their stories Read More »

Featured October 11, 2015
on All Things Considered

America's Original Sin Jim Wallis

America's Original Sin
by Jim Wallis

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Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America

America's problem with race has deep roots, with the country's foundation tied to the near extermination of one race of people and the enslavement of another. Racism is truly our nation's original sin.

"It's time we right this unacceptable wrong," says bestselling author and leading Christian activist Jim Wallis. Fifty years ago, Wallis was driven away from his faith by a white church that considered dealing with racism to Read More »

Featured October 11, 2015
on CBS Sunday Morning

The Last of the President's Men Bob Woodward

The Last of the President's Men
by Bob Woodward

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Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in his new book The Last of the President’s Men. Woodward reveals the untold story of Alexander Butterfield, the Nixon aide who disclosed the secret White House taping system that changed history and led to Nixon’s resignation. In forty-six hours of interviews with Butterfield, supported by thousands of documents, many of them original and not in the Read More »

Featured October 11, 2015
on CBS Sunday Morning

Good Profit Charles G. Koch

Good Profit
by Charles G. Koch

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How Creating Value for Others Built One of the World's Most Successful Companies


In 1967, Charles Koch took the reins of his father’s company and began the process of growing it from a $21 million start-up into a  global corporation with revenues of about $115 billion, according to Forbes. 

So how did this MIT engineer manage grow Koch Industries into one of the largest private companies in the world Read More »

Featured October 11, 2015
on Weekend Edition Sunday

Thirteen Ways of Looking Colum McCann

Thirteen Ways of Looking
by Colum McCann

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In such acclaimed novels as Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, National Book Award–winning author Colum McCann has transfixed readers with his precision, tenderness, and authority. Now, in his first collection of short fiction in more than a decade, McCann charts the territory of chance, and the profound and intimate consequences of even our smallest moments.
“As it was, it was like being set Read More »

Featured October 11, 2015
on Weekend Edition Sunday

Keep Moving Dick Van Dyke

Keep Moving
by Dick Van Dyke

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And Other Tips and Truths About Aging

Beloved Hollywood icon Dick Van Dyke will celebrate his 90th birthday in December 2015. He’s an established legend, having starred in Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. And yet he’s still keeping himself busy, entertaining America on television, movies, the stage, and social media. Everyone wonders, “How does he do it?” For the first time, Van Dyke will share his secrets and tips Read More »

Featured October 11, 2015
on Access Hollywood

Bliss Shay Mitchell

by Shay Mitchell, Michaela Blaney

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Shay Mitchell, star of ABC Family's #1 rated show Pretty Little Liars, and best friend Michaela Blaney team up to write this sharp, sexy, and entertaining romp through the imperfect world of 21-year-old BFFs Sophia, Demi, and Leandra.

Sophia Marcus, 21, has already mapped out every aspect of her glamorous life as a Hollywood actor on her vision board. But her life right now in Toronto is anything Read More »

Featured October 11, 2015
on Meet the Press

Young Guns Kevin McCarthy

Young Guns
by Kevin McCarthy, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan

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A New Generation of Conservative Leaders

America urgently needs a new direction. But who will provide it? The time has come to move the country forward with a clear agenda based on common sense for the common good. THERE IS A BETTER WAY. Make no mistake: Congressmen Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, and Kevin McCarthy are proud Republicans. But they believe the party had lost sight of the ideals it believes in, like economic freedom, limited government, the sanctity of life, and Read More »

Featured October 10, 2015
on CBS This Morning

Tacos Alex Stupak

by Alex Stupak

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Recipes and Provocations

Superstar chef Alex Stupak's love of real Mexican food changed his life; it caused him to quit the world of fine-dining pastry and open the smash-hit Empellón Taqueria in New York City. Now he'll change the way you make--and think about--tacos forever. 
TACOS is a deep dive into the art and craft of one of Mexico Read More »

Featured October 10, 2015
on All Things Considered

Word Warrior Sonja D. Williams

Word Warrior
by Sonja D. Williams

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Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

Posthumously inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2007, Richard Durham creatively chronicled and brought to life the significant events of his times. Durham's trademark narrative style engaged listeners with fascinating characters, compelling details, and sharp images of pivotal moments in American and African American history and culture.

In Word Warrior , award-winning radio producer Sonja D. Williams draws on archives and hard-to-access family records, as well as Read More »

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