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Cowell Relents, Cooperates With Unauthorized Book

A controversial biography of TV and music impresario Simon Cowell came out on both sides of the Atlantic this week. Cowell showed up at the London launch of the unauthorized biography entitled, Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell.
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Bradbury's Tale: A 'Wicked' Read, A Haunted Book

It wasn't just the creepy carnival that drew Seth Grahame-Smith to Something Wicked This Way Comes. It was also the book's frank portrayal of parents who don't behave like grown-ups. Do you remember when you realized your parents weren't perfect? Tell us about it in the comments.
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Review: 'That Deadman Dance'

That Deadman Dance by Kim Scott explores the historic territory of the first meetings of the aboriginal peoples of Australia and European settlers in the early 19th century.
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Perspectives On Foreign Policy - Madeleine Albright and Bruce Riedel (Rebroadcast)

A look back at America's role on the global stage since World War II and a look forward at how the U.S. can best use its position of power as it navigates conflicts and crises around the world.

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Party Of Reagan? No, Party Of Falwell, Writer Says

Rev. Jerry Falwell was a typical kid, more interested in pranks than church or politics. But he went on to create some of the country's most important Christian fundamentalist institutions and leave an indelible mark on today's Republican party. Host Michel Martin speaks with Michael Sean Winters about his biography on Falwell, God's Right Hand.
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Following Garbage's Long Journey Around The Earth

Americans generate more trash than anyone else on the planet: more than 7 pounds per person each day. Journalist Edward Humes explores how that happened in his new book Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash.
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Lillian Hellman: A 'Difficult,' Vilified Woman

A fierce playwright, a fiery socialist and a pioneering feminist, Lillian Hellman lived unapologetically. But today she's remembered as a fabulist and a rabble-rouser — if she's remembered at all. A new Hellman biography, A Difficult Woman, hopes to set the record straight.

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