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.
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October 18, 2007
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.
August 30, 2007
Charles Stephen analyzes "Troublesome Young Men" by Lynne Olson, an account of the British rebels who brought Churchill to power in 1940. Otis Young explores Atul Gawande's "Better," a surgeon's look at the social and scientific issues behind quality medical treatment.
August 23, 2007
Charles Stephen reviews "The Great Escape" by Kati Marton, the story of how nine Jews escaped from 1930s Budapest and changed the world; Otis Young then discusses Sean Doolittle's "The Cleanup," a mystery set in Omaha.
August 23, 2007
Charles Stephen discusses the workplace safety situation of New York in 1911, gives a brief overview of the tragedy and then welcomes guest reviewer Barbara Rixstine, who talks us through "Triangle," by Katharine Weber, an historical novel about the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire which... more››