Books

Robert Gottlieb:  "Sarah"

Robert Gottlieb: "Sarah"

September 21, 2010

19th century actress Sarah Bernhardt had a flair for the dramatic -- both on and off the stage. A new biography separates fact from the many fictions about her life. Diane and author Robert Gottlieb explore Bernhardt's improbable rise to...

Iran's Political and Social Landscape

September 20, 2010

As Iran's president prepares to attend the United Nations General Assembly, the U.S. and its European allies are urging the U.N. to move quickly on a sanctions panel. Diane and guests explore the political and social landscape in Iran...

Michael Eisner: "Working Together:  Why Great Partnerships Succeed"

Michael Eisner: "Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed"

September 15, 2010

The former Disney CEO offers a personal look at some of America's most successful business collaborations - including his own with the late Frank Wells.

Richard Harvell: "The Bells"

Richard Harvell: "The Bells"

September 14, 2010

A new novel takes us from an abbey in rural Switzerland to the slums and courts of 18 th century Vienna to tell the story of a singer worshiped by opera lovers as an angel. The beauty and tragedy behind this voice.

Per Petterson:  "I Curse the River of Time"

Per Petterson: "I Curse the River of Time"

September 13, 2010

The story of a man dealing with divorce, a dying parent and lost identity at the end of the cold war. Best-selling Norwegian author Per Petterson on a son's attempt to finally connect with the mother he adores.

Louise Knight: "Jane Addams:  Spirit in Action" (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

Louise Knight: "Jane Addams: Spirit in Action" (W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

September 9, 2010

The true legacy of social reformer, Jane Addams, is often overlooked today, but a century ago she was one of the nation's most radical progressives. A new biography of the first American woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize.

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail"

Grace Pundyk: "The Honey Trail"

September 8, 2010

Honey is a global food -- part of tradition, culture and trade. But it's not all sweet: the story also involves smuggling, deforestation and climate change. One woman explains what she found out when she went around the world in pursuit...

William Powers:  "Hamlet's BlackBerry" (Rebroadcast)

William Powers: "Hamlet's BlackBerry" (Rebroadcast)

September 6, 2010

Tackling the 'conundrum of connectedness.' An award-winning media critic on the advantages and pitfalls of living in an age of ever-changing technology.

Gail Caldwell:  "Let's Take the Long Way Home"

Gail Caldwell: "Let's Take the Long Way Home"

September 2, 2010

A memoir about treasuring and losing a friend. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gail Caldwell tells how the extraordinary bond she shared with her best friend has endured, even after death.

Jennifer Jordan: "Last Man on the Mountain"

August 31, 2010

A journalist tackles one of the Himalayas' most legendary mysteries: What happened to the wealthy, middle-aged American adventurer who tried to climb K2 in the nineteen-thirties.

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