Guest host Pat Leach looks at "Orfeo: A Novel" by Richard Powers--A retired academic goes on the run when his home laboratory is dismantled by Homeland Security, giving him time to recall his life as a husband, father, and avant garde musical composer.
All About Books On Demand
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August 5, 2015
July 28, 2015
"No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and U.S. Surveillance State" by Glenn Greenwald--a journalist's exploration of the complicated process of Snowden's sharing NSA documents with the public, and reflections on the impact of those revelations.
July 22, 2015
Guest host Pat Leach talks with Brian Ardinger, who educates and advises start-up companies in Lincoln Nebraska. They'll discuss two books helpful for both new entrepreneurs and experienced business owners.
July 15, 2015
Guest host Pat Leach reviews "Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story" by Rick Bragg--a biography relying on Jerry Lee Lewis' own voice to tell the story of his amazing rock and roll career.
June 24, 2015
"Target Tokyo" a lengthy but fascinating look at the raid on Tokyo that tried to avenge the attack on Pearl Harbor. Also reviewed, "Bohemians, Bootleggers, Flappers and Swells" an anthology of essays and poems from the early years of Vanity Fair magazine.
June 17, 2015
Guest reviewer David Williams looks at "Missoula" by Jon Krakauer. An unflinching look at rape on college campuses. Also reviewed, "Explore the Cosmos Like Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
June 10, 2015
Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at "Princes at War" the political and family drama of the British royalty around the time of the second world war.
June 4, 2015
"Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen" by Mary Norris, a fun and illuminating look at language and how we misuse it.
May 27, 2015
An interview with Richard Diensbier, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Psychology Department at UNL. He is author of a new book, "Building Resistance to Stress and Aging: The Toughness Model"
May 20, 2015
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at the latest novel from Matthew Quick, author of "The Silver Linings Playbook" called "The Good Luck of Right Now." Also on the program a look at some of the Pulitzer Prize Winning books for 2015