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How Ronald Reagan Used An 'Invisible Bridge' To Win Over Americans

Rick Perlstein's new book describes how Reagan emerged as the leader of a potent political movement during the turbulent mid-'70s. He says the soul of Reagan's appeal was how he made people feel good.
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Amid Rising College Costs, A Defense Of The Liberal Arts

Wesleyan University President Michael Roth, author of the new book Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, says that the debate over the value of a college education is hardly new.
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'Oh Gad!' Presents A Compelling Slice Of Caribbean Life

Joanne C. Hillhouse's novel tells of a woman returning to the island of Antigua, a homeland which she's never been able to call home. Author Elizabeth Nunez says the book is a weekend must-read.
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'Great Glass Sea' Presents A Dark Vision Of Bright Nights

NPR's Arun Rath talks to Josh Weil about his new novel The Great Glass Sea, which imagines a dystopian Russia of 24-hour daylight and 24-hour labor under a greenhouse dome.
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Roxane Gay On Acknowledging — And Owning — Her 'Bad' Feminism

Yes, her new essay collection is called Bad Feminist, but Roxane Gay says the title — originally jokey — grew into a larger message about owning your feminism even when you're not perfect at it.
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Beethoven's 'Eroica,' A Bizarre Revelation Of Personality

Born in a moment of despair, as its creator was staring down hearing loss, Beethoven's Third Symphony is as odd as it is transcendent.
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3 Lives Collide 'At The Cat's Pajamas'

2 a.m. at the Cat's Pajamas is a novel about three rolling stones who run into each other on the eve of Christmas Eve. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the author, Marie-Helene Bertino.
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In 1879, Explorers Set Sail To Solve Arctic Mystery, Once And For All

In the Kingdom of Ice tells the story of a "grand and terrible" 19th century expedition into uncharted Arctic waters. Of the 33 men who set out, only 13 made it home after a truly harrowing voyage.
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'Flight 232': Survival And Heroism In Sioux City

Twenty-five years ago, United Airlines Flight 232 crash-landed in Sioux City, Iowa. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Laurence Gonzales, author of the book Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival.
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Out Of Ukraine, This 'Suitcase' Packs An Immigrant's Story With Humor

Ari Shapiro talks with first-time novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya about her book, Panic in a Suitcase.

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