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  1. ‘Cartel’ Author Spins A Grand Tale Of Mexico’s Drug Wars : NPR

    Novelist Don Winslow spent 10 years researching the Mexican drug wars. His new novel, The Cartel, reveals "a new generation of cartel leaders that are more violent, more sadistic" than ever before.

    http://www.npr.org/2015/07/15/423203008/cartel-author-spins-an-grand-tale-of-mexicos-drug-wars

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  2. Interview: Tina Packer, Author Of ‘Women Of Will’ : NPR

    In her new book Women of Will, Tina Packer traces Shakespeare’s maturation — and, she argues, the corresponding transformation of his female characters from caricatures to fully-realized humans.

    http://www.npr.org/2015/04/12/398571514/from-harpies-to-heroines-how-shakespeares-women-evolved

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  3. Interview: Kevin Kruse, Author Of ‘One Nation Under God’ : NPR

    Kevin Kruse’s book looks at how industrialists in the ’30s and ’40s recruited clergy to preach free enterprise. And under the Eisenhower administration, Christianity and capitalism moved center stage.

    http://www.npr.org/2015/03/30/396365659/how-one-nation-didnt-become-under-god-until-the-50s-religious-revival

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  4. 25 Years After Art Heist, Empty Frames Still Hang In Boston’s Gardner Museum : NPR

    On March 18, 1990, robbers stole $500 million in art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Author Stephen Kurkjian explains why anyone would bother to steal work so priceless it couldn’t be sold.

    http://www.npr.org/2015/03/18/393565096/25-years-after-art-heist-empty-frames-still-hang-in-bostons-gardner-museum

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  5. Interview: Philip Shenon, Author Of ‘A Cruel And Shocking Act’ : NPR

    It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and polls show that a majority of Americans still believe Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy, not a lone assassin. Philip Shenon, author of A Cruel and Shocking Act, explores what keeps these conspiracy theories alive.

    http://www.npr.org/2013/10/28/240822565/botched-investigation-fuels-kennedy-conspiracy-theories

    —Huffduffed by drewcompton

  6. Plot To Poison Famed French Wine Makes For Gripping (Pinot) Noir : NPR

    In Shadows in the Vineyard Maximillian Potter tells the true story of the legendary Romanée-Conti vineyard — and how it was held up for a 1 million euro ransom.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/07/26/335364363/plot-to-poison-famed-french-wine-makes-for-gripping-pinot-noir?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20140731&utm_campaign=Books&utm_term=

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  7. Why Do People Agree To Work In Boring Jobs? : NPR

    In the essay "The Myth of Sisyphus," philosopher Albert Camus — who would have turned 100 on Thursday — explored the nature of boring work. There’s new psychological research into why people end up in boring jobs.

    http://www.npr.org/2013/11/07/243650305/why-do-people-agree-to-work-boring-jobs

    —Huffduffed by drewcompton

  8. Interview: Philip Shenon, Author Of ‘A Cruel And Shocking Act’ : NPR

    It’s been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and polls show that a majority of Americans still believe Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy, not a lone assassin. Philip Shenon, author of A Cruel and Shocking Act, explores what keeps these conspiracy theories alive.

    http://www.npr.org/2013/10/28/240822565/botched-investigation-fuels-kennedy-conspiracy-theories

    —Huffduffed by drewcompton

  9. How Ronald Reagan Used An ‘Invisible Bridge’ To Win Over Americans : NPR

    Rick Perlstein’s new book describes how Reagan emerged as the leader of a potent political movement during the turbulent mid-’70s. He says the soul of Reagan’s appeal was how he made people feel good.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/08/05/337917291/how-reagan-used-an-invisible-bridge-to-win-over-americans?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20140807&utm_campaign=Books&utm_term=

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  10. Comedian Joel McHale Talks Dyslexia, Bad TV And Filming A Thriller : NPR

    The host of The Soup co-stars in the thriller Deliver Us From Evil. "I felt like a 12-year-old getting to be in an action film," McHale tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross.

    http://www.npr.org/2014/06/30/326950672/comedian-joel-mchale-talks-dyslexia-bad-tv-and-filming-a-thriller

    —Huffduffed by drewcompton

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