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Colum McCann Uses Fiction to Access Texture of History

Clip: 07/08/2013 | 7m 15s

Frederick Douglass traveling through Ireland in 1845; the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 1919; Sen. George Mitchell in 1998 trying to forge peace in Northern Ireland. Those actual people and events are at the heart of a the new novel "TransAtlantic." Author Colum McCann talks to Jeffrey Brown about his latest book.

Aired: 07/08/13

Rating: NR

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