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How To Win The Money Game: A Former NBA Star Shares Financial Advice

NPR Books - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 3:06pm

Adonal Foyle has financial advice for professional athletes. "You really have to put money in its proper place," he says. "If we do that, we will respect it — but not give it too much power over us."

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Daniel Silva On 'Double-Edged Sword' Of Writing An Israeli Spy Protagonist

NPR Books - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 6:09am

"Israel is extremely unpopular in the world right now," Silva says, and he doesn't always share his characters' opinions. The English Spy is Silva's 15th novel starring operative Gabriel Allon.

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Prolific Crime Novelist Turns Talents To Dissecting 'Forensics'

NPR Books - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 6:09am

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with crime novelist Val McDermid about her new book, Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime.

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Alpha, Beta, Heathcliff — An Alphabet Of Romance Heroes

NPR Books - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 6:09am

As part of the NPR Books Summer of Love series, Lynn Neary digs into the history of the romance hero, the difference between alpha and beta heroes, and why Heathcliff is really kind of a jerk.

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The Craft Sequence: Please Do Judge These Books By Their Covers

NPR Books - Sat, 06/27/2015 - 5:03am

This weekend, the NPR Books Time Machine rewinds Max Gladstone's Craft Sequence. Critic Amal El-Mohtar was drawn in by great cover art and discovered a sharp, smart, unusual urban fantasy series.

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New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:00pm
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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: The Art Issue

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:44am
This week, Holland Cotter talks about the contemporary art scene, and Jonathon Keats discusses two new books about art theft and forgeries.









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How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory'

NPR Books - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:16am

Writer Arthur Allen describes how a WWII scientist in Poland smuggled the typhus vaccine to Jews — while his team made a weakened version for the Nazis. Originally broadcast July 22, 2014.

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ArtsBeat: Group Approves Fellowship Named for Controversial Scholar of Russia

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 9:38am
The main scholarly association covering the post-Soviet world has announced a new fellowship named partly for Stephen F. Cohen.









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