"Racism Was Much Harsher Than I Understood": Beth Macy on "Truevine"

The story behind the “Ambassadors from Mars”...

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of November

A few of our favorite biographies of the month, including an inspiring memoir of grief "humming with humanity, grace and intelligence," and the long, strange trips of two different underworld kingpins.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition of Weekend Reading, proof that Lestat never dies, the son of a climbing legend has harrowing tales of his own, and Günter Grass speaks from the grave...

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The Red Web: A Hacker's History of Russia

If you hadn't noticed, "the cyber" has been in the news. In The Red Web, journalists Andrei Sodatov and Irina Borogan delve into the shadowy world of the Russian surveillance-state from the Soviet era to the present - and the online battles waged to erode its power.

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Amazon's Best Books of November: Today's Releases

A National Book Award nominee, two fascinating memoirs, another notable history of the Indian Wars, and our Debut Spotlight...

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Good Girls Revolt: Story of ’60s rebellion echoes today

If you think the conversation around gender politics is electric now, you should’ve heard it in the 1960s. Lynn Povich tells the story of women fighting to cover the biggest political and cultural news of the day, and assesses how far she and her fellow revolutionaries have traveled.

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Ken Burns' Top Five Presidents

In 2014 Ken Burns did a highly acclaimed documentary on the Roosevelts and earlier this year he published his first children's book, about all 44 United States presidents. So who does he think were the standouts of the Oval Office?

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Greg Mitchell and The Tunnels

Incredible Escapes: How JFK Tried to Suppress Documentaries about Digging Tunnels under the Berlin Wall

Historian Greg Mitchell, author of The Tunnels, talks with us about this fascinating and very human slice of history that reads like a Cold War spy thriller.

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Weekend Reading

Hitler vs. Dracula, and a kitten!

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The Best Biographies and Memoirs of October

A few of our favorite biographies of the month, including the strange tale of a pair of brothers abducted into the circus, the life and adventures of a true-life Spaceman, and the American "second act" of a très famous French chef.

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