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by Michio Kaku
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Michio Kaku discusses his new book at Politics & Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C. This event was recorded live on March 28, 2014.

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by Wil Haygood
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Eugene Allen worked as the White House butler for thirty-four years, serving eight presidents. Wil Haygood, author of acclaimed biographies of Sugar Ray Robinson, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Adam Clayton Powell, published a front-page feature on Allen in The Washington Post.

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by Megan McArdle
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Failure, however devastating, is not the end. In fact, as McArdle, a journalist and blogger who has charted the fall and rise of a variety of ventures shows, failure can be just the teacher you need to push you forward to greater success.

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by Mary Roach
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Whether investigating the fine points of space travel, death, or sex, Roach is both audacious and authoritative, asking questions other science writers don't dare to.

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by Charles Krauthammer
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Political commentator, physician, and member of Chess Journalists of America—Krauthammer's biography begins to suggest the range of the three decades of writing represented in this collection.

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by David B. Agus
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With medical advice constantly changing, it can be hard to tell fads from sound practices.

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by Anthony Marra
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Marra's first novel is a vivid evocation of the heartbreak and resilience of war-torn Chechnya. Unfolding over five days in 2004, with generous flashbacks through the preceding decade, the narrative charts the literal and emotional minefield that is the village of Eldár, a place of missing fathers, missing sisters, and missing limbs.

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by Stephen Kinzer
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To understand U.S. involvement in conflicts ranging from Guatemala to Congo to Vietnam, it's necessary to look at the lives of the Dulles brothers, John Foster, who was secretary of state, and Alan, who headed the CIA.

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by Mika Brzezinski
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Mika Brzezinski has had a long struggle with food—worrying about what and how much to eat, feeling guilty about eating junk rather than vegetables.

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by Sheri Fink
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Fink combines the sharp eye of a Pulitzer-winning journalist with the hard-won experience of a disaster-relief doctor to chronicle the events at New Orleans's Memorial Medical Center during Hurricane Katrina, and to raise questions about the country's handling of disaster.

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