Margaret Mitchell's novel <em>Gone With the Wind</em> was published 75 years ago this month. A 1936 promotional poster for the book shows heroine Scarlett O'Hara running through the streets as Atlanta burns.
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Jodi Picoult is the author of 19 novels including<a href="148209869"> Lone Wolf </a>and <a href="http://www.npr.org/books/titles/154151785/between-the-lines">Between the Lines</a><a href="http://www.npr.org/books/titles/141752179/sing-you-home"><em></em></a>, which she co-wrote with her teenage daughter. <em></em>
One of my first childhood memories is of the moment I got my own library card, so it's clear that I grew up in a family of readers. I always had a book in my hand, and as I grew into my preteen years I began to veer away from the All-Of-A-Kind Family series to more modern Judy Blume novels, whose heroines held a mirror up to my own life. You can imagine my shock, then, when one day I came home from the library with Forever by Judy Blume — and was told by my mother that I wasn't allowed to read it.
With more than 40 years of audio, preserving and archiving the hundreds of interviews, reports, specials, and programs produced by NPR is no small task. It gets even more complicated when old reel-to-reel tape starts sticking together. Fortunately the NPR librarians know just the trick to get them unstuck: bake 'em.
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Yesterday evening, All Things Considered host Robert Siegel lent his interview skills to an event sponsored by the Washington, D.C.'s Politics and Prose bookstore, the 6th & I Historic Synagogue, and NPR.
In front of a capacity crowd, Siegel talked to former Secretary of State Colin Powell about his life, career and new book, It Worked for Me.
In this photo from 2009, Syrian President Bashar Assad (left) stands with then-Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh during a welcoming ceremony for Saleh at the presidential palace in Damascus. As the violence continues in Syria, the U.S. and other countries are hoping to convince Assad to step down from power, as Saleh did.
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This frame grab made from an amateur video provided by Syrian activists on Monday purports to show the massacre in Houla on May 25 that killed more than 100 people, many of them children. The level of violence may erode Russia's support for Assad's regime.
Republican Mitt Romney is running on the strength of his business background. He says he knows how to fix the economy, in part because of his success at Bain Capital. But history is not necessarily on Romney's side. Very few businesspeople have made it to the White House.
The transition from business to politics isn't necessarily an easy one.