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Newark Doctor Aims To Be Education's 'Michael Jordan'

Dr. Sampson Davis had a tough upbringing in New Jersey. But then he turned his life around, went to medical school, and became an E.R. doctor. He now treats patients in the same town where he grew up. Dr. Davis talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about his new memoir, Living and Dying in Brick City: An E.R. Doctor Returns Home.
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Book News: Shakespeare Was A Tax Evader And Food Hoarder, Researchers Say

Also: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie disses V. S. Naipaul; a new biography of Derrida; and the best books coming out this week.
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An Unlikely Explorer Stumbles Into Controversy

The mostly forgotten explorer Paul du Chaillu first introduced the world to gorillas. His methods were attacked and his work discredited during his lifetime, but he also experienced fame and redemption. Now, there's a new book that tells his story.
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'Game Over': Mixing Sports And Politics

Athletes used to lead the charge for social change all the time, but as sports figures started making more in endorsement deals, their politics sometimes took a backseat to their pocketbooks. Sportswriter Dave Zirin's new book is about the uneasy confluence of sports and politics over the years.
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Amazon Could Expand Recommendation Services With Goodreads Purchase

Amazon.com, already a major force in the publishing world, announced on Friday the acquisition of Goodreads, a reader recommendation website. Reaction from readers was mixed.
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Joyce Carol Oates: "The Accursed"

Acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates on her latest Gothic tale of vampires, demons and a dark secret.

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Amazon Buys Book-Recommendation Site Goodreads

Financial terms of the sale, which is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013, were not disclosed. The announcement comes just weeks after major publishers launched their own book-recommendation website.

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