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November 8, 2007
Otis Young analyzes "The House the Rockefellers Built," a book about the Kykuit mansion and five generations of the Rockefellers, by Robert F Dalzell and Lee Baldwin Dalzell. Charles Stephen then explores Laurie R King's "The Beekeeper's Apprentice," an excellent revival of the Sherlock Holmes... more››
November 1, 2007
Charles Stephen reviews "Indian Summer" by Alex Von Tunzelmann, a recounting of the end of British rule over India and Pakistan. Otis Young discusses "The Quickie," a thriller about marital infidelity and its unintended consequences, by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.
October 25, 2007
Otis Young and Charles Stephen discuss the memoir of Kate Braestrup, "Here If You Need Me: A True Story." Braestrup, in middle age, decides to adopt the dream of her late husband and become a Unitarian Universalist minister.
October 18, 2007
Otis Young explores Timothy Egan's "The Worst Hard Time," the 2007 One Book-One Lincoln selection. Charles Stephen analyzes "Half of a Yellow Sun" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a fictional tale based on civil war-torn 1960s Nigeria, told through the eyes of the poor and wealthy alike.
October 11, 2007
Charles Stephen interviews Forrest Church about his new book, "So Help Me God," which explores the first great battles over the relationship between church and state during the founding years of this country.
October 4, 2007
Otis Young examines "Way Off the Road," a collection of adventures author and CBS correspondent Bill Geist has experienced while exploring small town America. Charles Stephen discusses "Thomas Paine's Rights of Man" by Christopher Hitchens and "Darwin's Origin of Species" by Janet Browne, both... more››
September 27, 2007
Charles Stephen takes a look at Ian Kershaw's "Fateful Choices," a hard examination of ten decisions that changed the course of World War II and beyond. Otis Young reviews "North River" by Pete Hamill, a detailed and intense portrait of a man deep in personal chaos in Depression era New York City.
September 20, 2007
Otis Young discusses "The Unknown Terrorist" by Richard Flanagan, a new thriller in which terrorism, government, and the news media collide to bring fear to the Australian populace. Charles Stephen explores "The Madonnas of Leningrad" by Debra Dean, a story of how a woman suffering from Alzheimer's... more››
September 13, 2007
Charles Stephen reviews the new biography of nineteenth century feminist "Margaret Fuller" by Charles Capper and a book about hoaxes called "Scientists and Scoundrels" by Robert Silverberg. Also, Otis Young analyzes Lawrence Scanlan's "The Horse God Built," the story behind legendary race horse... more››
September 6, 2007
Otis Young examines "A Thousand Splendid Suns" by "The Kite Runner" author Khaled Hosseini --a story centered around two Afghani women trapped by brutal patriarchal customs. Charles Stephen discusses "The Naming of the Dead" by Ian Rankin, the latest novel in the Inspector John Rebus mystery series.