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The Libro de los Epítomes, a guidebook to the 16th century library of Hernando Colón, recently turned up in a manuscript archive in Denmark. Suzanne Reitz/Arnamagnæan Institute, University of Copenhagen hide caption

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Christopher Columbus' Son Had An Enormous Library. Its Catalog Was Just Found

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This painting of Virginia Hall hangs in one of the main hallways near the entrance of CIA headquarters. The painting shows her making radio contact with London from an old barn in France to request supplies and personnel. Power for her radio was provided by a bicycle rigged to power an electric generator. Courtesy of CIA hide caption

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'A Woman Of No Importance' Finally Gets Her Due

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Late Bloomers:The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement, by Rich Karlgaard Currency hide caption

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'Late Bloomers' Makes The Case For Patience In A Culture Focused On Early Success

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Biographer Robert Caro On Fame, Power And 'Working' To Uncover The Truth

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'Women's Work' Delves Into Gender Roles At Home And Relationships With Domestic Help

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After Decades Of Comics, 'Cathy' Cartoonist Found Writing 'So Liberating'

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Noah's Wife Gets A Name In 'Naamah'

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"The first thing you need to know about me is that I am Greg Heffley's best friend," Rowley Jefferson writes in his journal. "I know it says that on the cover but I wanted to mention it in case you missed that part." Jeff Kinney/Amulet Books hide caption

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The Wimpy Kid's Best Friend Gets A Diary Of His Own ... And He's 'Awesome'

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'Charged' Explains How Prosecutors And Plea Bargains Drive Mass Incarceration

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Susan Choi Takes Her Teenagers Seriously

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'Losing Earth' Explores How Oil Industry Played Politics With The Planet's Fate

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Onwuachi cooks in the kitchen of his D.C. restaurant, Kith and Kin. His food encompasses a range of African, Caribbean, African-American and other influences. Noah Fortson/NPR hide caption

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Chef's Memoir Tackles What It's Like To Be Young, Gifted And Black In Fine Dining

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Salvador Dalí Meets The Marx Brothers In 'Giraffes On Horseback Salad'

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Novel Material: Ann Beattie, Voice Of The Boomers, Turns Her Focus To Millennials

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Danny Goldberg and Kurt Cobain attend the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards, at the height of Nirvana's fame. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty Images hide caption

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Reflecting On Kurt Cobain's 'Crystalline Understanding' 25 Years Later

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The Internet May Be Just As Omniscient As God In 'Kaddish.com'

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Artist Kadir Nelson illustrates Kwame Alexander's poem "The Undefeated" in a new picture book. Kadir Nelson/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt hide caption

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This Is For 'The Undefeated': A New Picture Book Celebrates Black Brilliance

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Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Defends Biden, Talks 2020 In Conversation About Memoir

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