Non-Fiction

David and Julie Nixon Eisenhower: "Going Home to Glory"

December 14, 2010

David and Julie Eisenhower discuss life with General Dwight Eisenhower in the years after he left the White House. They offer new insights on the president's influence over his party, the nation and his family.

Dick Cavett:  "Talk Show"

Dick Cavett: "Talk Show"

December 13, 2010

Dick Cavett is a legendary talk show host who spent three decades interviewing some of the most influential figures of the last century. Cavett got his break when he was hired as a comedy writer for Jack Paar, host of "The Tonight Show...

David Rohde & Kristen Mulvihill: "A Rope and a Prayer:  A Kidnapping from Two Sides"

David Rohde & Kristen Mulvihill: "A Rope and a Prayer: A Kidnapping from Two Sides"

December 2, 2010

Islamic militants increasingly favor kidnapping as a weapon of war. In Iraq alone, 57 journalists have been taken hostage since 2003. So when New York Times reporter David Rohde decided to interview a Taliban commander outside Kabul two...

Autobiography of Mark Twain

December 1, 2010

Mark Twain left instructions that his unedited autobiography not be published until one hundred years after his death. This year marks the centennial of the author’s demise. The first of three large volumes was just published. In it the...

"The Iran Primer"

November 30, 2010

Leaked diplomatic cables show Arab leaders supported tough measures to control Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Experts offer their perspectives on the challenges of dealing with Iran.

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

A.E. Hotchner: "Paul and Me" (Doubleday) (Rebroadcast)

November 26, 2010

Author A.E. Hotchner's intimate account of his remarkable fifty-three year friendship with Hollywood icon Paul Newman. The two met on a television project in 1955. Many decades later, they started Newman's Own food line as a prank and...

Rosanne Cash: "Composed" (Viking) (Rebroadcast)

Rosanne Cash: "Composed" (Viking) (Rebroadcast)

November 25, 2010

Rosanne Cash on finding her voice. The oldest daughter of legendary singer Johnny Cash has a new memoir on growing up in the context of her family legacy. She also has a new cd of what her father called essential country songs.

Thomas Powers: "The Killing of Crazy Horse"

November 23, 2010

Crazy Horse has been called the greatest Native American warrior of the nineteenth century. His victory over General Custer at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 was a bitter defeat for the frontier army of the American West. Volumes...

Darin Strauss:  "Half a Life"

Darin Strauss: "Half a Life"

November 22, 2010

A novelist tells us about how his life changed irrevocably with the accidental death of a high school classmate.

Stacy Schiff: "Cleopatra"

November 9, 2010

Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, died 2000 years ago, but in popular imagination she looms large. Her modern image as a wily seductress who wielded extraordinary power has been largely created by stage and screen, but Pulitzer prize winning...

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