Reading for a better vacation

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May 22, 2011 - 7:00pm

A book is the first thing to pack, no matter where your vacation takes you. That's what Jane Hood says - Hood is the recently retired Executive Director of the Nebraska Humanities Council. In this conversation with NET Radio's Jerry Johnston, she talks about connecting reading with traveling.

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About Africa

About Chicago

About Fort Robinson, Nebraska

BOOK LIST
For Africa Richard Dowden Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles; Peter Godwin, "When the Crocodile Eats the Sun" and "The Fear: Robert Mugabe and the Martyrdom of Zimbabwe"; Nadine Gordimer, "July's People"; Alexander McCall Smith, "The Number One Ladies Detective Agency."

For Chicago: Erik Larson, "The Devil in the White City"; Mike Royko, "Boss"; Richard Wright, "Native Son"; Sarah Paretsky, "indemnity Only."

Ft. Robinson: Mari Sandoz, "Crazy Horse", Dan O'Brien, "Stolen Horses", Francis Moul, "The National Grasslands"; Michael Forsberg,"Great Plains; America's "Lingering Wild."

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