"At the Edge of the Precipice" by Robert Remini. A short history of Henry Clay's 1850 compromise of Northern and Southern interests that averted succesion for 10 years. Also reviewed, "Washington Rules" a critical look at what the author calls, "America's path to permanent War".
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December 23, 2010
December 23, 2010
"The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson. The history of the great American migration of southern blacks to the north from 1915-1970. Also reviewed, "Rumpole Christmas" by John Mortimer. Light and light-hearted seasonal stories of the famous British barrister.
December 16, 2010
It's a Best Of 2010 program, as Charles Stephen lists his favorite books in all categories, just in time for Holiday gift giving.
December 9, 2010
Charles Stephen interviews Vince Goeres about his book "Wings Over Nebraska" an illustrated hisory of early flight in Nebraska, filled with photos from the collection at the Nebraska Historical Society.
December 2, 2010
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at "Sick Like That" by Norman Green, a crime novel with a twist--the two main characters who are women. And Charles Stephen reviews "Deadly Spin" by Wendell Potter. This book is a tell-all account of the medical insurance industry from a former spin-doctor.
November 18, 2010
Guest reviewer Barbara Rixstein looks at "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. The true story of a World War II bombardier who was shot down over the Pacific and survived 47 days adrift, only to make land at a Japanese POW camp. Then, Charles Stephen reviews "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu: John Updike on Ted... more››
November 11, 2010
"Going Home to Glory" by David Eisenhower is a light but insightful memoir of Dwight D Einsenhower's post-presidential life written by his grandson. Also reviewed, David Baldacci's "Hell's Corner," a fast-moving thriller with a sometimes preposterous story line.
November 4, 2010
Guest reviewer Bruce Stephen looks at "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," the true story of the woman whose cancer cells were cultured in the 1950s without her knowledge, which went on to help forward medical research for decades to come. Also reviewed, "Why Mahler?," a look at the growing... more››
October 28, 2010
Charles Stephen reviews "Jane Addams: Spirit in Action," by Louise Knight, a biography of the Nobel Prize-winning activist which traces her life as a champion of progressive causes from free speech, women's suffrage, and labor rights to world peace. Also reviewed: "The John Lardner Reader," a... more››
October 21, 2010
Guest reviewer Deb Stephen looks at "Percival's Planet," from Michael Byers, a character-rich novel about the discovery of the planet Pluto during depression-era America.