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A Cool, Painstaking Account Of A Difficult Past In 'Fatherland'

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:03am

Nina Bunjevac tackles two troublesome subjects in Fatherland: Her Serbian nationalist father, and the occasionally violent, extremist history of his country — all in a controlled, icy-cool style.

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Book Review: 'The Jaguar's Children' By John Vaillant

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 2:26pm

Alan Cheuse reviews The Jaguar's Children by John Vaillant.

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In 'The Evil Hours,' A Journalist Shares His Struggle With PTSD

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:01pm

While embedded with troops in Iraq, David Morris almost died when a Humvee he was riding in ran over a roadside bomb. His book explores the history and science of post-traumatic stress disorder.

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'Whipping Boy' Is Part Memoir, Part Crime Thriller

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:03am

Allen Kurzweil's new book Whipping Boy starts out as the story of his obsessive 40-year search for the boy who bullied him at boarding school — but it becomes something much deeper and stranger.

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Exclusive First Read: Scott McCloud's 'The Sculptor'

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:03am

Understanding Comics creator Scott McCloud is sometimes called the "Aristotle of comics" for his analysis of the medium. The Sculptor, a meditation on love, art and death, is his first graphic novel.

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A 'Guantanamo Diary' From A Prisoner Still On The Inside

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:06am

In the first memoir from a prisoner still being held at Guantanamo, Mohamedou Ould Slahi tells how he went from his native Mauritania to joining al-Qaida in Afghanistan to the U.S. prison in Cuba.

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Heavily Redacted, Detainee's 'Guantanamo Diary' Goes On Sale

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:06am

Renee Montagne talks to Larry Siems, editor of Guantanamo Diary, and Nancy Hollander, attorney for its author, Guantanamo inmate Mohamedou Ould Slahi.

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Book Club: Hector Tobar Answers Your Questions About 'Deep Down Dark'

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:17am

Tobar says it was a "great honor" to interview the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010. They lived "one of the great adventure stories of the 21st century," he says.

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Markets May Stumble Or Skyrocket, But This Economist Says Hold On Tight

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 3:59pm

It's been more than four decades since Burton Malkiel published A Random Walk Down Wall Street. Eleven editions later, Malkiel hasn't wavered in his mantra of patience and broad investing.

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