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Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.
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The Past, Present And Future Of High-Stakes Testing

Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.
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Bulgakov's 'Master' Still Strikes A Chord In Today's Russia

Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov's classic, The Master and Margarita, ridiculed Soviet leaders and bureaucracy. It wasn't published until 27 years after his death, but it still resonates with Russians.
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Book Review: 'The Jaguar's Children' By John Vaillant

Alan Cheuse reviews The Jaguar's Children by John Vaillant.
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In 'The Evil Hours,' A Journalist Shares His Struggle With PTSD

While embedded with troops in Iraq, David Morris almost died when a Humvee he was riding in ran over a roadside bomb. His book explores the history and science of post-traumatic stress disorder.
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A 'Guantanamo Diary' From A Prisoner Still On The Inside

In the first memoir from a prisoner still being held at Guantanamo, Mohamedou Ould Slahi tells how he went from his native Mauritania to joining al-Qaida in Afghanistan to the U.S. prison in Cuba.
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Book Club: Hector Tobar Answers Your Questions About 'Deep Down Dark'

Tobar says it was a "great honor" to interview the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. They lived "one of the great adventure stories of the 21st century," he says.
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Markets May Stumble Or Skyrocket, But This Economist Says Hold On Tight

It's been more than four decades since Burton Malkiel published A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Eleven editions later, Malkiel hasn't wavered in his mantra of patience and broad investing.
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A Memoir Of A Family's Diaspora, And A Mother's Depression

New York Times columnist Roger Cohen looks back on his life and asks: Could a family's constant movement — four countries in four generations — contribute to a mother's struggle with mental illness?
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Finding A Childhood Bully, And So Much More, In 'Whipping Boy'

In his new memoir, Allen Kurzweil goes looking for his childhood tormentor — and discovers he's served time for involvement in an international fraud scheme so wild and colorful, it could be a movie.

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