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The major role of politics in causing famine

Sep 1, 2011
East African countries continue to suffer from serious famine, and the problems are more complex than just a lack of food. Thomas Keneally explains more in his new book.
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EXCERPT: Three Famines

Sep 1, 2011
The following is an excerpt from "Three Famines." Learn more about the book and listen to an interview with author Tom Keneally....
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'Nickel and Dimed,' 10 years later

Aug 26, 2011
Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the book "Nickel and Dimed," talks about how the economy and attitudes about the poor have changed since her seminal work was published 10 years ago.
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EXCERPT: Nickel and Dimed

Aug 26, 2011
The following is an excerpt from Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. Learn more about the book here....
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The financial and psychological pinch of the recession

Aug 5, 2011
Author Don Peck examines how the Great Recession has affected individual Americans financially and psychologically, and discusses what impact those changes will have on American society overall.
Posted In: Personal Finance
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EXCERPT: Pinched

Aug 5, 2011
The following is an excerpt from Pinched: How the Great Recession has Narrowed Our Futures. Learn more about the book....
Posted In: Don Peck, marketplace money, Pinched: How the Great Recession has Narrowed Our Futures
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'Brand resilience' in the social media age

Aug 4, 2011
Author Jonathan Copulsky explains how companies can manage their image in the era of Twitter, Facebook and YouTube
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The facets and forces changing New York's Diamond District

Aug 4, 2011
Author Alicia Oltuski discusses the inner workings of New York's diamond industry and some of its most fascinating characters.
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EXCERPT: Precious Objects

Aug 4, 2011
The following is an excerpt from Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds, Family, and a Way of Life. Learn more about the book....
Posted In: Alicia Oltuski, Precious Objects: A Story of Diamonds Family and a Way of Life
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Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century

Aug 2, 2011
Title: Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century Author: Carl Schoonover Publisher: Abrams Type: Non F...
Posted In: Carl Schoonover, Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century, Summer Reading Book Series

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