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Pax-Romana

I Came, I Saw, I Voted: Elections, Roman-Style

If we think this presidential election is unprecedented, we might just not be looking back far enough. Historian Adrian Goldsworthy--author of Pax Romana, Caesar, and How Rome Fell compares this season's circus to the political antics of ancient Rome.

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37th-Parallel

Do You Want to Believe? Ben Mezrich Does.

What happens when a bestselling nonfiction writer turns his eyes skyward in search of visitors from another planet? Ben Mezrich discusses the people and places from his new book, The 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America's UFO Highway.

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Atwood

Stomaching Shakespeare with Margaret Atwood

The speculative fiction maven speculates on the eating habits of fictional characters...

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RD-header

From AbeBooks: The Gloriumptious World of Roald Dahl

September 13 marked the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl's birth, a truly gloriumptious author who made an indelible impact on children's literature. But did you know that Dahl also wrote books for adults, often described as "macabre," "twisted," and "gruesome"?

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TheFeverCode200

James Dashner's Reading List

If you haven't yet read James Dashner's best-selling Maze Runner series I highly recommend it for the next book on your list--the latest one is just out tomorrow. So what books does Dashner recommend? We've got his top five favorites....

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After-Yorktown

After Yorktown: The War Without End

How much do we really know about the American Revolution? After Yorktown goes beyond the iconic, highlight reel moments to explore the war from unexpected angles.

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BestMan200

The Best Man (can mean a few different things)

On of our best kids' books of September is a modern day novel about role models, family, and the everyday humor of life as a middle schooler. In an exclusive essay, award-winning author Richard Peck shares the background of The Best Man.

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In Such Good Company

Behind the Scenes of the "Most Wonderful, Wacky Times" of Carol Burnett's Life

Carol Burnett on her long-running, and beloved, variety series...

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From Stage to Page-

From Stage to Page: 5 Fabulous Romances Inspired by Plays or Musicals

There's been a surge lately of romances riffing off stage productions such as "My Fair Lady" or "Much Ado About Nothing." Author Elizabeth Michels spotlights her five favorite romance novels based on plays or musicals.

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Cumming

September's Celebrity Picks: Alan Cumming

The Scottish character actor, author, and activist shares what he's been reading lately...

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