Non-Fiction

Miles J. Unger: "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces"

Miles J. Unger: "Michelangelo: A Life in Six Masterpieces"

July 24, 2014

Michelangelo created some of the most celebrated works in the history of Western art, including the Pieta, David and the Sistine Chapel: his life, legacy and how he revolutionized the role of art in society.

Peter Finn and Petra Couvee: "The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, The CIA, And The Battle Over A Forbidden Book"

Peter Finn and Petra Couvee: "The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, The CIA, And The Battle Over A Forbidden Book"

June 17, 2014

The dramatic and little-known story of the publication of "Dr. Zhivago" and how the epic novel about the 1917 Russian Revolution became a secret CIA weapon between East and West during the Cold War.

The 70th Anniversary of D-Day

The 70th Anniversary of D-Day

June 5, 2014

This week marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, when Allied soldiers invaded France to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany. It was one of the bloodiest days in American history since the Civil War. A look back at D-Day and its legacy.

Brando Skyhorse: "Take This Man"

Brando Skyhorse: "Take This Man"

June 4, 2014

Award-winning novelist Brando Skyhorse on his new memoir that explores his turbulent childhood.

Wil Hylton: "Vanished" (Rebroadcast)

May 26, 2014

After World War II, the U.S. government declared 73,000 soldiers MIA. The search for the missing men and the ongoing quest by explorers and scientists to bring closure to families.

James Webb: "I Heard My Country Calling"

James Webb: "I Heard My Country Calling"

May 19, 2014

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) grew up in a military family and went on to serve as a highly decorated combat Marine in the Vietnam War, and later, secretary of the Navy. We talk with Webb about leadership, love of country and life after Congress.

Philippe Petit: "Creativity: The Perfect Crime"

Philippe Petit: "Creativity: The Perfect Crime"

May 14, 2014

In 1974, high wire artist Philippe Petit dazzled the world when he walked on a tightrope between New York's Twin Towers. In his new book, "Creativity: The Perfect Crime" he makes the case that breaking the rules is the key to creativity.

Sam Kean: "The Tale Of The Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories Of Trauma, Madness, And Recovery"

Sam Kean: "The Tale Of The Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories Of Trauma, Madness, And Recovery"

May 13, 2014

Long before advanced imaging technology, scientists relied on behavioral changes to learn about the human brain. How injuries and freak accidents contributed to modern neuroscience.

Rana Dasgupta: "Capital: The Eruption of Delhi"

Rana Dasgupta: "Capital: The Eruption of Delhi"

May 8, 2014

A new book paints a portrait of modern Delhi. We look at the transformation of India’s capital city from a rural backwater locale to the center of the nation’s new global elite.

Marlo Thomas: "It Aint Over..."

Marlo Thomas: "It Aint Over..."

May 1, 2014

From starring in “That Girl” to writing best-selling books and fundraising for cancer research, award-winning actress Marlo Thomas has in many ways reinvented herself. She talks about her life and other women who have started a new career or business mid-life.

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