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'The Once And Future Liberal' Looks At Shortfalls Of American Liberalism

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Author Max Brooks has done extensive research on preparing for widespread catastrophe. He's now a fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point. Courtesy of Del Rey hide caption

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Novelist Max Brooks On Doomsday, Dyslexia And Growing Up With Hollywood Parents

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Books at Amazon's New York City store are shelved with the covers facing out and organized around features that originated on the website, including "Most Wished For" and "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought." Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Be More Than A Bookstore: A Brick-And-Mortar Shop's Key To Success

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In her book The Virginia State Colony For Epileptics And Feebleminded, poet Molly McCully Brown explores themes of disability, eugenics and faith. Kristin Teston/Persea hide caption

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Poet Imagines Life Inside A 1910 Institution That Eugenics Built

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YA Books Are Targeted In Intense Social Media Callouts, Rosenfield Says

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'The Bettencourt Affair': Extravagant Friendship Or Cruel Swindle?

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A Physician Explores 'A Better Path' To The End Of Life

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Eleanor Roosevelt presides over the table at a dinner celebrating her husband's victory in the 1932 Democratic presidential primary. Author Laura Shapiro notes that later, as first lady, Roosevelt would seem "apathetic about what was on her plate" while in the White House. Anonymous/Associated Press hide caption

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'What She Ate' Reveals The Plates And Palates Of 6 Notable Women

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