Books

Susan Choi: "My Education"

Susan Choi: "My Education"

July 22, 2013

A professor's dark world, a graduate student's obsession and a torrid affair that turns lives upside down: Susan Choi on her new novel.

Orville Schell and John Delury: "Wealth And Power: China's Long March To The Twenty-First Century"

July 18, 2013

China scholar Orville Schell explains the history of Chinese nationalism and how it paved the way for the world's most populist country to become the global economic powerhouse it is today.

Carol Burnett: "Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story"  (Rebroadcast)

Carol Burnett: "Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story" (Rebroadcast)

July 5, 2013

Even after The Carol Burnett Show ended its 11-year run, Carol Burnett did anything but slow down. She starred on television and performed on Broadway. Burnett also wrote a play with her daughter, Carrie Hamilton, which opened in 2002. But...

Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" By Chad Harbach (Rebroadcast)

Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" By Chad Harbach (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2013

A novel about love, friendship, the pursuit of perfection and baseball. From our May Readers’ Review: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach.

Nathaniel Philbrick: "Bunker Hill"  (Rebroadcast)

Nathaniel Philbrick: "Bunker Hill" (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2013

Bunker Hill is among the best-known battles of the Revolutionary War. The role of ordinary citizens in the fight that changed the course of America's quest for independence.

David Robertson: "Brick By Brick: How LEGO Rewrote The Rules Of Innovation And Conquered The Global Toy Industry"

David Robertson: "Brick By Brick: How LEGO Rewrote The Rules Of Innovation And Conquered The Global Toy Industry"

July 1, 2013

Despite a cult-like devotion to LEGO, the toy brand faced near bankruptcy just a decade ago. How LEGO pulled off one of the most successful business transformations in recent memory.

Sahar Delijani: "Children Of The Jacaranda Tree"

Sahar Delijani: "Children Of The Jacaranda Tree"

June 20, 2013

A debut novel set in post-revolutionary Iran based on the true story of the author’s own birth in a prison in Tehran. The book follows the lives of several political prisoners and their children, who inherit their country’s tenuous future.

Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach

Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach

May 29, 2013

A novel about love, friendship, the pursuit of perfection – and baseball. For this month's Readers' Review: "The Art of Fielding" by Chad Harbach.

Khaled Hosseini: "And The Mountains Echoed"

May 23, 2013

The author of the international best-seller “The Kite Runner” sets his latest novel in Afghanistan, San Francisco and Paris. How a wrenching family decision echoes across generations and time zones.

Charles Moore: "Margaret Thatcher"

May 22, 2013

When Margaret Thatcher was elected leader of the opposition in 1975 she remarked that her victory felt “like a dream”. And the author of a new biography says that was part of her problem. To people across Britain, the idea that the...

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