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Dan Jones: "The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England" (Rebroadcast)

The Plantagenets were the dynasty that directly preceded the Tudors, ruling England for longer than any family before or since. Diane and bestselling author and historian, Dan Jones, discuss how their realm shaped England into the country we recognize today.

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Hotel Magnate Bill Marriott On Life's Lessons

Hospitality mogul Bill Marriott transformed his family's modest business into a global empire. Even today in his 80s, Marriott shows little sign of slowing down. He speaks with Michel Martin about the lessons he learned along the way.
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Book News: NYC To Pay Occupy Wall Street For Destroyed Books

Also: A new T.C. Boyle short story; the problem with the "death" of print; and Maya Angelou speaks with The Daily Beast.
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William Friedkin: "The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir"

Diane talks with Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin about his life and decades-long career in film, and now, opera. His seminal movies include "The French Connection" and "The Exorcist."

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Book News: New Editor Named At 'New York Times Book Review'

Also: David Axelrod is writing a memoir; a Kindle creator has choice words for Amazon; Matthew Specktor on the purpose of literature.
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'Comandante' Chavez Still Revered By Some, Despite Failings

As a journalist with Britain's The Guardian newspaper, Rory Carroll spent seven years living in Venezuela. His new book on Venezuela's recently deceased president explores Hugo Chavez's popularity with the poor and critiques his failures in governance and management.
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Nathaniel Philbrick: "Bunker Hill"

Bunker Hill is among the best-known battles of the Revolutionary War. The role of ordinary citizens in the fight that changed the course of America's quest for independence.

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