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'Blood Will Out' Reveals Secrets Of A Murderous Master Manipulator

Author Walter Kirn thought he was befriending an eccentric Rockefeller, but his pal turned out to be an impostor wanted for murder. Kirn's new book explores the depths of that deception.
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Stokely Carmichael, A Philosopher Behind The Black Power Movement

A new biography traces Carmichael's evolution from civil rights activist to an early proponent of the black power movement and international human rights advocate.
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'Boy, Snow, Bird' Takes A Closer Look Into The Fairy Tale Mirror

Things are not what they seem in Helen Oyeyemi's new novel, set in 1950s New England. The book places Snow White in a particular historical context, exploring beauty, envy and identity.
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Busting Stereotypes To Become A Prima Ballerina

Misty Copeland is one of the few African-American solo dancers with the American Ballet Theatre. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Copeland about her memoir, Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina.
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Do We Really Need The Air Force?

The military is a huge bureaucracy with many redundancies. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with University of Kentucky's Robert Farley, who argues that we need air power, but not a separate Air Force.
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From Uganda To The Midwest, 'All Our Names' Draws Portraits Of Love

Dinaw Mengestu is known for writing about the immigrant experience, but his latest novel takes a slightly different tack: It's about love born out of loneliness and need, and complicated by war.
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Meet The Murdering, Kidnapping Imposter Who Fooled Walter Kirn

In 1998, the novelist befriended a rich, eccentric, art-loving Rockefeller — or so he thought. Kirn explores the man's lies in Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade.
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Affordable Care Act Isn't Perfect, But It's A 'Pretty Good Structure'

In his new book, Ezekiel Emanuel explains "how the Affordable Care Act will improve our terribly complex, blatantly unjust, outrageously expensive, grossly inefficient, error prone system."
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New Look At The Man Behind Black Power

Stokely Carmichel popularized one of the best known and most polarizing phrases of the civil rights era: "black power." Historian Peniel Joseph shares his new book Stokely: A Life.
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Reminder From A Marine: Civilians And Veterans Share Ownership Of War

"The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are as much every U.S. citizen's wars as they are the veterans' wars," says Phil Klay, who served in Iraq. His debut story collection is called Redeployment.

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