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Robert Gottlieb: "Avid Reader"

Robert Gottlieb on his career as an editor and publisher, and a life spent among many of America's greatest writers.

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Best-selling Author Candice Millard On The Making Of Winston Churchill

New York Times best-selling author Candice Millard on her new book, "Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape and the Making of Winston Churchill."

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Two Parents On Raising Their "Micro-Preemie" Daughter And Her Fight For Survival

Juniper French was born four months early, weighing just over one-pound at birth. Her parents, journalists Kelley and Thomas French, tell the story of her fight for survival and the challenges and rewards of raising a "micro-preemie."

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Why Maureen Dowd Calls 2016 "The Year Of Voting Dangerously"

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd has been writing about politics for more than 30 years. Her insights on presidents past and why she thinks the 2016 presidential race is the nastiest in modern history.

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The Story Behind The Rise Of ADHD In The United States

An investigative journalist traces the widespread misdiagnosis of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in the United States.

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Kati Marton: "True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy"

The true story of a privileged young American who becomes a spy for Joseph Stalin.

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Jesmyn Ward On Race In America: "The Fire This Time"

National Book Award-winning author Jesmyn Ward on the new edited volume, "The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race."

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John Dickerson: "Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories From Presidential Campaign History"

"Face the Nation" moderator John Dickerson shares his favorite stories from presidential campaign history -- the ones he says journalists rehash long after the fact. From forgotten moments to familiar tales: memorable scenes from campaign history in America.

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Luke Dittrich: "Patient H.M.: Memory, Madness And Family Secrets"

A journalist explores his family's past to tell a story of mental illness, medical ethics and the most studied brain in history.

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A Conversation With Author Jonathan Franzen

Fifteen years ago Jonathan Franzen became a literary sensation with his novel, "The Corrections." The novels "Freedom" and "Purity" came next. Jonathan Franzen on his life, career and his persona as a curmudgeon.

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