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Author Interviews

During World War II, Even Filmmakers Reported For Duty

A new book looks at how the military and Hollywood directors teamed up during the war. The films they made helped show Americans what was at stake, and served as evidence during the Nuremberg Trials.

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Music Reviews

Chuck Mead: Gleefully Sinister Country Serendes

Mead hooks the listener, eager to show us the bleak side of what seemed like a bright scenario. That's the way he operates during much of Free State Serenade.

There in a Dream Charlie Haden Quartet West 0:31

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    There in a Dream
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    Now Is the Hour
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I'll Be Seeing You Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey et. al. 0:13

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    I'll Be Seeing You
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Requiem Charlie Haden Quartet West 0:28

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    Now Is the Hour
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Now I've Got a Witness The Rolling Stones 1:03

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    Now I've Got a Witness
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    The Rolling Stones (England's Newest Hitmakers)
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