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Abraham Lincoln 'Impeached.' Wait, What?

Did Abraham Lincoln subvert the Constitution? That's the startling premise of a new novel from Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter, in which Lincoln survives that terrible night at Ford's Theatre, only to face an impeachment trial two years later.
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'After Murder': Learning To Live After You've Killed

Can a murderer ever be redeemed? That's the question journalist Nancy Mullane takes on in her new book, Life After Murder. Over the past few years, Mullane has made dozens of trips to California's San Quentin prison to interview men locked up for committing heinous crimes.
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Remembering George Szell, Powerhouse Conductor

Michael Charry's new biography captures the power Szell brought to the Cleveland Orchestra, as well as his tempestuous personality.
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Science, The Supernatural Key To 'Night's' Alchemy

Deborah Harkness combines serious academic research with occult romance in her novels, the latest of which is Shadow of Night.
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Mark Billingham Is A Fan Of The Dark Side Of London

Three weeks before the London Summer Olympics, we are going to see the seedier side of the city. Mystery writer Mark Billingham shows off some of the places that inspired his dark, twisted thrillers. (This piece initially aired August 10, 2009 on Morning Edition).
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August 'Snow-Storm' Brought Devastation To D.C.

Washington, D.C., in the 1830s was a city of ferment. Free blacks were moving in, eventually outnumbering the city's slaves — a development that made whites very nervous. Those tensions came to a head in the now-forgotten race riot of 1835, an episode detailed in author Jefferson Morley's new book.

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