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'Natural World': In Which We Make An Expotition To The Hundred Acre Wood

The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh is a new book about Ashdown Forest, the place that inspired A.A. Milne to create his classic children's tales. NPR's Ari Shapiro visits with author Kathryn Aalto.

At 81, Feminist Gloria Steinem Finds Herself Free Of The 'Demands Of Gender'

As she approached 60, the co-founder of Ms. magazine says, she entered a new phase in life, one in which "you can do what you want." Steinem's new memoir is My Life on the Road.
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Adam Makos: "Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice"

Sixty-five years ago, two U.S. Navy pilots became friends across the racial divide during the Korean War. Their unlikely bond, the battles they fought together and a daring rescue mission that changed their lives forever.


A Witch's Brew Of Fear And Fantasy: America's Tiny Reign Of Terror

Pulitizer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff's last book was a best-seller about Cleopatra. Now, the Massachusetts native is out with a history of a subject closer to home: the 1692 Salem witch trials.

In 'Brothers,' A Pair Of Divergent Paths Split By Race

Illustrator Barry Moser's new memoir, We Were Brothers, explores his relationship with his sibling Tommy. Tommy absorbed the racism passed down by their parents, while Barry left the family behind.

This Weekend, Hoist A Pint With The 'Young Skins'

Colin Barrett's debut collection deals with some dismal topics. But Tessa Hadley, who picked the book for our Weekend Reads series, praises the Irish writer's "lovely, high-flown, playful" writing.

'After Alice' Gets Lost In Wonderland, Sensible Bestie Comes To Her Rescue

Gregory Maguire, of Wicked fame, has written a kind of parallel narrative to Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. This story focuses on Ada, a friend who knows Alice needs help getting home.

In 10,000 Snaps Of The Shutter, A 'Photographic Census' Of A City

Brandon Stanton left a life in finance for an entirely different quest: to snap the portraits of 10,000 people. The project eventually became Humans of New York, a blog and the basis for two books.

From Shirley Bassey To Sam Smith, Bond Songs Remain A Pop Oddity

Scott Simon speaks with the authors of a new book about the two dozen theme songs produced by the James Bond films, and what they say about the times in which they were written.

CNN Anchor Talks 'Running Dangerously'

Tom Foreman, the CNN anchor and reporter, is training for Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. He takes a break from his run to chat with NPR's Scott Simon about his new book on running.