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November 10, 2011
"James Madison" by Richard Brookhiser. A new biography of our 4th President, the author of the Bill of Rights and the last president to lead troops into combat.
November 3, 2011
Guest reviewer, Stephen Griffith looks at "The Dervish House" by Ian McDonald. A novel set in near-future Istanbul seen through the eyes of diverse characters. Also reviewed, "First Telegraph Line Across the Continent: Charles Brown's 1861 Diary". A new Nebraska State Historical Society release.
October 27, 2011
"At Home" by Bill Bryson. The author uses his own 150 year old Victorian home as a starting point for discussing what houses and home life was like in the 19th century. Also reviewed, "Twelve Turning Points of the Second World War" an historian looks at notable successes and failures that had an... more››
October 20, 2011
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at "Moral Minority: Our Skeptical Founding Fathers" by Brooke Allen. A straight forward summary of the religious attitudes of the best known early leaders of our country. Also reviewed, a history of the events of Bunker Hill and the beginning of the American... more››
October 13, 2011
"Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues". A collection of the many interviews conducted by Bill Moyers in the four years he hosted the PBS series. Also reviewed, "The Big Thirst" a book about the importance of water and how it is taken for granted.
September 29, 2011
Guest reviewer Jerry Johnston looks at "The Firey Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery" by Eric Foner. An examination of Lincoln's evolving attitude towards slavery and African Americans.
September 15, 2011
Charles Stephen reviews "Berlin 1961: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Most Dangerous Place on Earth" by Frederick Kempe.
September 8, 2011
Guest reviewer, Jane Hood looks at "In the Garden of Beasts" by Eric Larson. A portrait of Berlin during the rise of the Nazi Party, as seen through the eyes of William Dodd the US ambassador and his 24 year old daughter.
September 1, 2011
"The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris" by David McCullough. An historical look at the many American artists, writers and others who found home in 19th century Paris long before Hemingway and Fitzgerald.
August 25, 2011
Charles Stephen discusses three books. Biographies of Millard Fillmore and Charles Dickens, and then a Cold War spy novel, "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" by British author John le Carré.