Charles Stephen talks with Alicia Christensen of Bison Books about their 50th Anniversary. They discuss how the Nebraska publisher got started, past Nebraska authors, as well as their current catalog and projects including a new collection, "The Golden West."
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March 3, 2011
February 24, 2011
Guest reviewer, Pat Stephen talks about a new biography, "Louisa May Alcott: the Woman Behind Little Women". Also reviewed, "Aesop's Mirror" a fascinating look at the world of antiques and the people who love them.
February 17, 2011
"The Sherlockian" by Graham Moore. A delightful, fresh approach to continuing the adventures of Sherlock Holmes with a new mystery set in both 19th century London and present-day New York.
February 10, 2011
Guest reviewer Barbara Rixstine discusses, "The Man Who Invented the Computer" by Jane Smiley. A book about John Atanasoff, a young, Iowa State University Physics professor who, in 1937, came up with the idea of a device that would eventually become the computer.
February 3, 2011
"Travels in Siberia" by Ian Frazier. The author's journeys through the vast, eastern territory of Russia. A place he fell in love with and yet calls, "the greatest horrible country in the world"
January 25, 2011
Guest reviewer Jerry Pedder looks at "Keynes: the Return of the Master", a brief biography of the famous economist with emphasis on how his economic theories might be applied to the current post economic situation. Also reviewed, "A Lonely Death" by Charles Todd. Another in a series of mysteries... more››
January 20, 2011
"Fruitlands: the Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia" by Richard Francis. A historical account of Bronson Alcott and his dream of a new Garden of Eden. Also reviewed, "Strategic Moves" by Stuart Woods. A new crime novel featuring the author's jet setting, attorney-hero, Stone Barrington.
January 13, 2011
Guest reviewer Clay Naff looks at "The New Sciences of Religion" a book that explores new scientific research on religious and spiritual phenomena. Also reviewed, "Love and Summer" by one of Ireland's best writers, William Trevor.
January 6, 2011
"Sarah: the Life of Sarah Bernhardt" by Robert Gottlieb. A short biography of one of the world's most famous actresses.
December 23, 2010
"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".