“The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough. The remarkable story of two Dayton Ohio bicycle mechanics with little formal education and less money. Working together, the brothers seemed to be able to solve any mechanical problem, including man's dream of powered flight.
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September 13, 2016
September 6, 2016
“The Sympathizer” by Viet Thanh Nguyen. Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction introduces a man of two minds and two worlds. A communist double agent who comes to the US after the fall of Saigon and continues to spy for Vietnam.
August 31, 2016
“Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War” by Susan Southard follows 5 survivors of the atomic bomb from the moment it happened through the individual stories of recovery up to the present day.
August 23, 2016
Pat Leach talks with poet and author Liz Kay about her first novel, "Monsters: A Love Story." A feminist-poet in Omaha falls into a relationship with a womanizing Hollywood actor while working on a movie deal of her work.
August 16, 2016
"Stalin’s Daughter” by Rosemary Sullivan. The autobiography of a woman born into an extraordinary moment in history and her search for love, a place to call home, and a normal life.
August 9, 2016
UNL Professor and author, Jonis Agee talks to host Pat Leach about her new novel "The Bones of Paradise". Set in the Sand Hills, it tells the story of family strife and murder in the aftermath of Wounded Knee.
August 1, 2016
"The Soul of an Octopus" by Sy Montgomery. In this engaging book of natural science, you'll meet a bizarre, alien-like creature with extraordinary intelligence, abilities and emotions.
July 26, 2016
UNL Professor Andy Jewell joins Pat Leach to discuss a "Nebraska 150 Book List" selection, Willa Cather's "My Antonia." Why this familiar novel is worth re-reading even if we encountered it long ago at school.
July 20, 2016
"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Written as a collection of letters to his black, teenaged son, Coates writes a memoir of his life- from the tough neighborhoods of Baltimore, to the campus of Howard Univeristy.
July 13, 2016
Pat Leach welcomes Lincoln book store owner Cinnamon Dokken, who reviews, “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory” by Caitlin Doughty. A behind-the-scenes look at funeral practices.