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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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Jargon To Jabberwocky: 3 Books On Writing Well

Jonathan Gottschall is an English professor fed up with academia's ugly jargon. He recommends three books that help writers with their prose. Has a book ever helped you with your composition skills? Tell us about it in the comments.
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Ambassador Henry Crumpton: "The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service"

Ambassador Henry Crumpton was an operations officer in the CIA's Clandestine Service for 24 years. In a new book titled "The Art of Intelligence," he describes what it means to be an honorable spy in war and peace.

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Lois Banner: "Marilyn"

Fifty years after Marilyn Monroe's death, a female biographer says the sexy "dumb blonde" was actually a smart and complex woman of many parts: model, film star, businesswoman and feminist. Lois Banner talks with Diane about her new book, "Marilyn."

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Martha Nussbaum: "The New Religious Intolerance"

A professor of law and ethics at the University of Chicago talks about overcoming the politics or fear in an anxious age.

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Andres Neuman: "Traveler of the Century"

One of Spain’s best-selling authors on his first English-language translation. Set in nineteenth century Europe, it's the story of forbidden love, intrigue and the meaning of identity.

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Richard Ford: "Canada"

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford talks about his first novel in six years, "Canada."

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