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  • All Standing by Kathryn Miles.
    / Free Press
    7:48pm Mar 17, 2013
    Books Books Arts

    Famine Ship Jeanie Johnston Sailed Through Grim Odds

    In the mid-19th century, more than a million Irish fled the potato famine in search of a better life. But the fate they met aboard so-called "coffin ships" headed to the New World was often as bad as what they left behind. Not so for those lucky enough to find their way onto one ship. Kathryn Miles tells the story in her book, All Standing.
  • 1:03pm Mar 15, 2013
    Science Science Books

    'Bones' Inspires A New Generation Of Crime Fighters

    Kathy Reichs, the writer and scientist behind the TV show Bones, is back with a new novel for young adults. Code: A Virals Novel stars Tory Brennan, great-niece of Reich's famed crime-solving heroine Tempe Brennan. Reichs discusses the book, co-written with Brendan Reichs.
  • Cover of The Bankers' New Clothes
    6:50am Mar 15, 2013
    National National Books Arts Economy

    'Bankers' New Clothes' Leave Too Little Skin In The Game

    Anat Admati, finance professor at Stanford and co-author of a new book on American banks, argues that banks carry too much debt and have too little equity. Government support allows them to hide their risky behavior, distorting the economy as a whole, she says.
  • 3:24pm Mar 14, 2013
    National National Books Arts

    Jake Tapper Takes A Host Chair At CNN

    The veteran reporter has recently moved from ABC News to CNN where he now hosts his own show and serves as Chief Washington Correspondent. In Part II of this interview, Tapper talks about fact-checking the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and blow back from the White House after asking tough questions.
  • Water pouring from a bottle into a glass.
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    1:16pm Mar 13, 2013
    Books Books Arts

    A Young Man Gets 'Filthy Rich' Boiling, Bottling Tap Water

    Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia explores life in the modern megalopolis and the growing scarcity of clean water. In search of his fortune, Hamid's protagonist lands on a scam to boil and sell tap water as bottled mineral water in a novel that takes inspiration from self-help books.
  • 2:19pm Mar 12, 2013
    Books Books Arts

    'Lean In': Not Much Of A Manifesto, But Still A Win For Women

    Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has drawn a lot of attention with her "sort of a feminist manifesto" Lean In. Critic Maureen Corrigan finds that much of the book is bland, but toward the end, Sandberg's intellectual charisma breaks through.