"Twenty-Five Books that Shaped America" by Thomas Foster. A sprightly and informed group of essays on the importance of particular books in our history. Also reviewed, "SixKill" by Robert Parker, the late author's 39th crime novel featuring his Boston private eye, Spenser.
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August 25, 2011
August 11, 2011
"The Mind's Eye" by Oliver Sachs. Stories from the casebook of the noted neurologist about creative people who have learned to compensate for devastating physical disabilities.
August 4, 2011
Three book reviews, covering topics ranging from advice on life given to broadcaster Katie Couric, a brief baseball biography of the Detroit Tiger's Hank Greenberg and science in ancient Greece--a story of Greek imagination.
July 28, 2011
Guest reviewer Barbara Rixstein looks at "The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books We Shared" by Alice Ozma. A memoir of the author whose father read to her every night of her life from the 4th grade and only ending when she left home for college. Also reviewed, "Portaits of the Prairie--the... more››
July 21, 2011
"To End All Wars: a Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918". The first World War as seen through the lives of people who opposed it.
July 14, 2011
Guest reviewer Stephen Griffith looks at,"No God But God: the Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam". Also reviewed, "Stateside" a book of poems by Jehanne Dubrow.
July 7, 2011
"Eisenhower 1956: the President's Year of Crisis--Suez and the Brink of War" by David Nichols. An examination of President Eisenhower's reaction to the dangerous international incident that saw Britain, France and Israel invade Egypt after that country's nationalization of the Suez Canal.
June 30, 2011
Guest reviewer Patch Leach looks at "The Tiger" by James Vailliant. A natural, political and geographical history of the far eastern region of the former USSR. Also reviewed, "Lastingness: the Art of Old Age". A look at writers and artists who remained productive until the end of life.
June 23, 2011
"The Siege of Washington" by John and and Charles Lockwood. A detailed look at why the Confederacy did not attack the Union's vulnerable capitol in the first weeks of the Civil War.
June 16, 2011
Charles Stephen and his wife Pat discuss "This Won't Hurt a Bit" and "Beyond Dimaggio"