Osama Bin Laden was the mastermind behind the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. He was killed by U.S. forces in Pakistan. For some analysis, Renee Montagne talks to counterterrorism expert David Kilcullen of the Center for a New American Security.
Former Rep. Jane Harman of California became a leading voice on national security following the attacks on Sept. 11. Harman was the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. She talks with Steve Inskeep about the death of Osama bin Laden.
Louis L'Amour authored 17 rugged Western novels about the gun-slinging Sackett clan. He died at age 80 in 1988.
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Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman is the author of<em> Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War.</em>
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They always had men on the front cover. Tall, handsome, rugged men — their rifles slung across the saddle, looking towards the dusty green, burnt sienna buttes of Colorado or New Mexico.
My uncle Thaddeus kept two stacks on the dinged-up coffee table, and another on the laminated kitchen dinette. Sometimes, I'd slip my hand behind the recliner cushion and find one that had slipped down the back, chased by crinkled candy wrappers.