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Goodell's most recent book, Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future, considers the perils of coal dependency in America. Eric Etheridge hide caption

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Garry Wills other books include "Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power and a multi-volume biography of Saint Augustine. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Changing A Nation: The Power Of The A-Bomb

Historian Garry Wills' new book Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State explores the ways the atomic bomb has transformed the country.

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The 'Thousand-Day Queen': Anne Boleyn was Henry VIII's lover for more than half a decade, but once married and crowned, she was his queen and consort for only three years. hide caption

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