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How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory' 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:33:00 -0400 
    Arthur Allen's new book, The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl, describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis.


Despite Disability, One Mountain Climber Reflects On His Advantages 
  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:02:00 -0400 
    Spencer West was born with a genetic disorder that led to both his legs being amputated. West tells host Michel Martin about how he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro using just his hands and arms.


On 'Tomlinson Hill,' Journalist Seeks Truth And Reconciliation 
  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:20:00 -0400 
    Chris Tomlinson covered conflict, including apartheid in Africa, for 11 years. Then the great-great-grandson of Texas slaveholders realized he needed to write a book about his family's history.


Phyllis Schlafly Explains Why Feminism Has Made Women Unhappy 
  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:53:43 -0400 
    Phyllis Schlafly is best known for her successful 1973 campaign to stop the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Host Michel Martin speaks to the conservative activist about her life and career.


Writer Plumbs 'Nature Of Evil' In Hometown's Violent Civil Rights Past 
  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:15:00 -0400 
    Greg Iles sets his thrillers in the antebellum river city of Natchez, Miss. His latest book, Natchez Burning, pulls from true stories of the racial violence that gripped the state 50 years ago.


How Bad Can He Be? Only The 'Worst. Person. Ever.' 
  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:14:00 -0400 
    Author Douglas Coupland tells NPR's Arun Rath that he's not exactly sure how the lead character of his new novel entered his mind. (This story originally aired on Morning Edition on April 19, 2014.)


The Secret Behind Romero's Scary Zombies: 'I Made Them The Neighbors' 
  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:14:00 -0400 
    "There's nothing scarier than the neighbors," says Night of the Living Dead director George A. Romero. His latest zombie tale is a comic book set in New York City called The Empire of the Dead.


To Meet A 'Mockingbird': Memoir Recalls Talks With Harper Lee 
  Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:05:00 -0400 
    Marja Mills spent more than a year living next door to reclusive author Harper Lee and her sister. She documents that time in The Mockingbird Next Door. But Lee says she never authorized the book.


Author Finds The Human Side Of The IMF 
  Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:00:00 -0400 
    Liaquat Ahamed's new book looks at one the world's most powerful international institutions. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author talks with NPR's Scott Simon about Money and Tough Love: On Tour with the IMF.


'Trans Bodies, Trans Selves': A Modern Manual By And For Trans People 
  Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:33:00 -0400 
    Modeled after the groundbreaking feminist health manual Our Bodies, Ourselves, the book details the social, political and medical issues faced by transgender people.


Jamil Ahmad, Who Published Debut Novel At 79, Dies At 83 
  Wed, 16 Jul 2014 05:02:00 -0400 
    The Wandering Falcon received high praise and was shortlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize. (This piece initially aired June 16, 2011 on Morning Edition).


An Army Wife Charts Her Struggles In 'No Man's War' 
  Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:01:00 -0400 
    In her new book, Angela Ricketts writes about raising three kids while her husband deployed eight times over 22 years. Each separation "kind of blackens your soul," she says.


For Caine Prize Winner, Writing Went From Phase To Way Of Life 
  Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:13:17 -0400 
    The Caine Prize for African Writing was awarded on Monday to Kenyan Okwiri Oduor. Oduor joins guest host Jacki Lyden, along with last year's winner, Tope Folarin, to talk about the prize.


Travel Disasters Bring Out The Best, The Worst ... And The Cannibalism 
  Tue, 15 Jul 2014 03:29:00 -0400 
    Tales about travel don't always end well: Planes crash into jungles and ships run aground. For NPR's "Book Your Trip" series, Lynn Neary considers the rich genre of travel disaster literature.


How A Factory Man Fought To Save His Furniture Company 
  Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:16:00 -0400 
    Virginia furniture owner John Bassett III was determined to beat out foreign competitors. Author Beth Macy documents him, and the collapse of the U.S. furniture industry, in her new book, Factory Man.
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