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In A 'Dream,' Lincoln Checks In On State Of The Union

In Abe Lincoln's Dream, the 16th president wants to know how the nation is doing since the Civil War. Caldecott award-winning author and illustrator Lane Smith says he was inspired by stories of Lincoln's real dreams. "He had premonitions," Smith says. "He was haunted by his dreams."
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Technology Helps Track A Terrorist In 'The Finish'

Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden's new book outlines the changes in warfare since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and the way our increasing computational power has helped capture terrorists like Osama bin Laden.
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Book Review: 'Finding Casey'

Alan Cheuse reviews the southwest novel, Finding Casey by Jo-Ann Mapson.
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Jerusalem: A Love Letter To Food And Memories Of Home

Chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi say their latest cookbook is a chance to re-imagine the recipes of their childhoods, reminiscing about Jerusalem's open-air food markets and street food.
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A Startling Gap Between Us And Them In 'Plutocrats'

Reuters editor Chrystia Freeland traveled the world, interviewing multimillionaires and billionaires for her new book, Plutocrats. She says there's a startling disconnect between those at the very top and the rest of us — one that has the power to transform society in unfortunate ways.
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Some Book! 'Charlotte's Web' Turns 60

E.B. White's classic children's book is ostensibly about a spider and a pig. But author Michael Sims says the story is really about the barn the critters live in, based on a real barn on White's Maine farm.

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