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Sat June 7, 2014
Swallowed By The Times And The Fate Of 'Great Powers'
Originally published on Sat June 7, 2014 11:41 am
Tom Rachman has written a book for book lovers in The Rise and Fall of Great Powers. The best-selling novelist talks with NPR's Scott Simon about the difference between reading and literature.