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Hellbent For Living: A Screwball Parisian Adventure

There are many books set in the so-called City of Light, but author Rosecrans Baldwin says that none are quite as charming as The Dud Avocado. Have a favorite tale set in France? Let us know what it is in the comments.
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Snark And Sass: 3 Books On The True Nature Of Paris

Many people think of Paris as a city of sophistication and beauty. But author Amy Thomas knows that living there isn't always fun. She recommends three books that show how frustrating, judgmental, and maddening Paris can be. Have you ever lived abroad? Tell us about your experience in the comments.
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The DOJ E-Book Lawsuit: Is It 1934 All Over Again?

The Department of Justice's lawsuit against Apple and five major publishers for e-book price fixing sent shivers through the industry — but Jason Boog says this fraught relationship between American publishers, retailers and the DOJ goes back to the Great Depression.
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Christopher Moore on Twisted Realities and History with Humor

Christopher Moore's latest irreverent tale takes readers on a romp through nineteenth-century Paris, in the company of the most famous artists of the time.

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Ancient Texts Will Go Online As Oxford And Vatican Libraries Launch Project

Biblical and antiquities scholars will soon have a new resource at their fingertips, as Oxford University's Bodleian Libraries and the Vatican Library launch a plan to digitize millions of pages of rare ancient texts. The scanned pages will be available online.
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Dale Carpenter: "Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas" (Rebroadcast)

A law professor tells the story behind the landmark Supreme Court decision that expanded the legal rights of millions of gay and lesbian Americans.

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