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New D.C. Publishers Work To Give Haitian Children A Voice

We'll travel to Haiti with a D.C. publishing house that's bringing the voices of abused and neglected Haitian children to the forefront.

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The 'Delta Collection': Sneaking A Peak At The Library Of Congress' Erotica Stash

The Library of Congress holds a vast collection of reference materials and books, including plenty of erotica and pornography.

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Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'

In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.
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Disappearing Religions Charted In 'Heirs To Forgotten Kingdoms'

When Gerard Russell was a diplomat in the Middle East, he met followers of ancient religions facing extinction. His new book includes the origins of the Yazidis, who are fleeing the Islamic State.
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Leading From Behind: The Importance Of Being Number Two

Richard Hytner spent his career climbing the corporate ladder, but as CEO, he realized he was both miserable and uncomfortable with the mounting responsibilities. In a new book, Hytner examines the realities of leadership and the importance of the advisers who keep those at the helm happy.

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Among The Young And Privileged In North Korea

American journalist Suki Kim spent six months teaching English at a North Korean University that serves the sons of the elite. She chronicles her experience in a new book, Without You, There Is No Us.
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You Definitely Need This Condo Pony, And Other Products From 'SkyMaul'

"The Hot Dog Clock" and "The Forever Diaper" are also must-haves. A San Francisco comedy group is once again poking fun at the in-flight catalog SkyMall.
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Amazon Deal With Simon & Schuster Raises Questions For Other Publishers

Amazon has received a fair amount of bad press lately over its long-running dispute with the Hachette publishing house. So Monday's announcement of a deal with Simon & Schuster took some industry watchers by surprise.
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From Sizzling Fajitas To The Super Bowl, How Sounds Help Sell

Joel Beckerman is a composer who specializes in sonic branding. His new book is called The Sonic Boom: How Sound Transforms the Way We Think, Feel, and Buy.
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'Lila' Sets The Stage For Marilynn Robinson's Earlier Works

Alan Cheuse reviews Lila, a new novel from Marilynne Robinson that is a prequel to her earlier books and has been shortlisted for the National Book Award.

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