Books

Taiye Selasi: "Ghana Must Go"

March 7, 2013

Taiye Selasi joins Diane to discuss her new novel, "Ghana Must Go." It's the story of an African immigrant family brought together by their father's death after he abandoned them as children.

Readers' Review: "The March" By E.L. Doctorow

Readers' Review: "The March" By E.L. Doctorow

February 27, 2013

For February's Readers’ Review, E.L. Doctorow’s historic novel about Union Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s path of destruction through the deep South near the end of the Civil War. The title is “The March.”

Amity Gaige: "Schroder"

Amity Gaige: "Schroder"

February 21, 2013

A new novel explores whether a person whose life is built on lies can be a good and loving parent.

Fifty Years After "The Feminine Mystique"

February 20, 2013

Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan published her groundbreaking book "The Feminine Mystique." Diane considers its relevance today and the ongoing debate over gender equality at work and at home.

Jeanne Theoharis: "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks"

February 6, 2013

In the first comprehensive biography of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, author Jeanne Theoharis debunks the myth of Parks as a quiet seamstress.

Al Gore: "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change"

January 31, 2013

Former Vice President Al Gore believes we are at the dawn of a new future. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has identified six forces he believes are remaking the world, from economic globalization to the digital revolution to -- no surprise here -– climate change.

A Conversation With Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor

January 30, 2013

Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor joins Diane to talk about her journey from a Bronx housing project to the nation's highest court.

The Growing Popularity Of Audio Books

January 29, 2013

Audio books are on the rise. Some love their convenience and enjoy being read to, others say listening to a narrated book is not the same as reading. Diane and her guests discuss implications of a coming audio book boom.

Simon Garfield: "On the Map"

January 22, 2013

From the very first maps charted by explorers to today's Google maps, author Simon Garfield traces the history of maps and our endless fascination with them.

Adam Makos: "A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story Of Combat And Chivalry In The War-Torn Skies Of World War II" (Rebroadcast)

January 21, 2013

In his new book, “A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II”, author Adam Makos describes the fateful wartime encounter, and how the two men found each other nearly 50 years later.

Our address has changed!

The Diane Rehm Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.