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The Artful Reinvention Of Klansman Asa Earl Carter

Since its first publication in 1976, The Education of Little Tree has sold more than 1 million copies. But the book and its author are not what they seem. That's because before Forrest Carter became a Cherokee novelist, he was Asa Earl Carter, a Ku Klux Klan organizer and segregationist.
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'China Hand': John Paton Davies Place In History

The new book, China Hand, details the life of John Paton Davies, a U.S. diplomat who served in China during World War II. After China fell under Communist control, Davies was repeatedly investigated for Communist ties. Davies never finished writing his autobiography — he died in 1999. Steve Inskeep talks to his daughter Tiki Davies.
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The St. Cuthbert Gospel: Looking Pretty Good At 1,300

The St. Cuthbert Gospel was buried alongside its titular saint in the late seventh century, making it Europe's oldest intact book. After a massive fundraising campaign, the British Library acquired the handwritten, leather-bound tome, which is in surprisingly good condition.
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Dan Rather: "Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News"

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather defends his reputation and reflects on his 60 years as a reporter.

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An Insider's Look Into The Secret Service

Reports that members of the secret service brought prostitutes to their Colombian hotel room have caused a firestorm. The incident has many asking if it's reflective of the agency's culture. Host Michel Martin speaks with former secret service agent Dan Emmett about the latest allegations and his new memoir Within Arm's Reach.
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'Boys On The Bus': 40 Years Later, Many Are Girls

Three reporters look back on The Boys on the Bus, the classic account of reporters on the campaign trail during Richard Nixon's 1972 victory over George McGovern. While life on the bus is as physically taxing as ever, today's scribes say the Internet has changed almost everything else.

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