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'100 Yards To Glory': What Eli Manning Told Bob Costas About His Pores

Bob Costas talks to Robert Siegel about his new book, the history of football, and what's really our "national pastime."
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James Wolcott: 'Lucking Out' In 1970s New York

The Vanity Fair critic was an aspiring writer when he arrived in a turbulent Manhattan in 1972. In his memoir, Lucking Out, he writes about the crime and culture (and pornography) he discovered there.
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How Dogs Evolved Into 'Our Best Friends'

Naturalist Mark Derr says our friendship with dogs and wolves goes back thousands of years more than previously believed. His new book explores how the relationship between humans and wolves developed.
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'Breaking The Code' Of A Father's Secret War History

On his 81st birthday, without explanation, Karen Fisher-Alaniz's father gave her two notebooks. Inside were letters he'd written during World War II. The more she read, the more she discovered about the man and the secret role he played in the war. Host Audie Cornish talks with Fisher-Alaniz and her father about her book, Breaking the Code.
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The Golden Age of MTV — And Yes, There Was One

It's hard to remember now, but MTV did once play music videos all day. A new oral history recalls that golden age, and the network's meteoric rise to the top of the music industry.
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A Tale Of Forgiveness From The Tragedy Of Masada

When Jerusalem fell in 70 A.D., hundreds of Jews journeyed through the desert to a place called Masada. They called it home until the Romans came and a bloody battle left behind only a few survivors. Alice Hoffman tells her own version of the story in her new novel, The Dovekeepers.

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