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December 11, 2008
Charles Stephen investigates "The Terminal Spy: A True Story of Espionage, Betrayal and Murder" by Alan S Cowell, the tangled true story of former KGB Agent-turned-dissident Alexander Litvinenko's murder in London. Otis Young unboxes "Death Roe: A Woods Cop Mystery" by Joseph Heywood, in which... more››
December 4, 2008
Charles and Otis revisit their favorite books from 2008, compiled in a handy list (download: just in time for the holiday gift giving season.
November 27, 2008
Otis Young sits down to Bill Schutt's "Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures," a history of blood and sanguivorous beasts both real and mythical. Charles Stephen tours "Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out," a collection of stories, illustrations, poems, letters,... more››
November 13, 2008
Otis Young takes a look at Susan Squire's "I Don't: A Contrarian History of Marriage," a tour of the institution and its various roles in society in ages past. Then, Charles Stephen focuses on a story close to home with a review of the new biography of "Mayor Helen Boosalis: My Mother's Life in... more››
November 6, 2008
Charles Stephen boils down "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life" by Alice Schroeder, the offical biography of the Omaha investor. Otis Young unfolds "Superdove: How the Pigeon Took Manhattan… And the World" by Courtney Humphries, a fascinating look into humanity's historically-... more››
October 30, 2008
Otis Young interviews author Loren Ghiglione about his new book, "CBS's Don Hollenbeck: An Honest Reporter in the Age of McCarthyism." The subject of the book grew up and went to school in Lincoln before working in Omaha, New York, and in Italy during World War II.
October 16, 2008
Charles Stephen illuminates "The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals" by Jane Mayer, an account of how abuse and torture of prisoners became the policy of the US Government. Otis Young reads "Between the Lines: A View Inside American Politics,... more››
October 9, 2008
Otis Young uncovers Tom Avitabile's "The Eighth Day," a new thriller about a secret society of domestic terrorists that opposes modern technology. Charles Stephen then examines a new biography, "Harry S Truman: The American Presidents Series" by Robert Dallek, a short volume on the man who oversaw... more››
October 2, 2008
Charles Stephen discusses four books: "Forts Of The Northern Plains: Guide to Historic Military Posts of the Plains Indians Wars" by Jeff Barnes, "Rebel Giants: The Revolutionary Lives of Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin" by David R Contosta, "Normandy: The Landings to the Liberation of Paris" by... more››
September 25, 2008
Otis Young meditates on "A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano" by Katie Hafner, which tells the story of legendary concert pianist Gould and the one Steinway piano that met his unusual specifications. Charles Stephen brings home "Clearing the Bases: The... more››