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Author Kurt Vonnegut, shown in 1979 in New York City, died in 2007 at age 84. Marty Reichenthal/AP hide caption

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Kurt Vonnegut: Still Speaking To The War Weary

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Indie Booksellers Target Summer's Best Reads

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Thomas B. Reed was the larger-than-life speaker of the House during America's turbulent Gilded Age. His outspoken politics brought the position to prominence and forever changed the House of Representatives. Library of Congress hide caption

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The Most Important Politician You've Never Heard Of

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The New Science Of Understanding Dog Behavior

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One Family, Three Memoirs, Many Competing Truths

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Quandary: If a man shops by himself, did a woman put him up to it? That's one of the questions prompted by Helen Simpson's short story "Night Thoughts." Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Flipping The Script: Man In A 'Woman-Shaped' World

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How 'Reckless' Greed Contributed To Financial Crisis

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Late Night 'Thank You Notes' From Jimmy Fallon

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Dean Young has published more than 10 books of poetry. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure more than a decade ago. Laurie Saurborn Young/ hide caption

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The Heart Of Dean Young's Pre-Transplant Poetry

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A Psychopath Walks Into A Room. Can You Tell?

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