Non-Fiction

Ambassador Henry Crumpton: "The Art of Intelligence: Lessons from a Life in the CIA's Clandestine Service"

May 16, 2012

Ambassador Henry Crumpton was an operations officer in the CIA's Clandestine Service for 24 years. In a new book titled "The Art of Intelligence," he describes what it means to be an honorable spy in war and peace.

Winning The White House

May 15, 2012

Diane is joined by veteran presidential election observers Eleanor Clift and Samuel Popkin to discuss what it takes to win the White House.

Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein: "It's Even Worse Than It Looks"

May 7, 2012

Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein join Diane to talk about their new book "It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How The American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism".

Dan Rather: "Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News"

May 3, 2012

Former CBS News anchor Dan Rather defends his reputation and reflects on his 60 years as a reporter.

Ruth Richardson: "Dickens & the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor"

May 2, 2012

The recent discovery that as a youth Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide. Diane and her guest talk about the campaign to save it from demolition and Dicken's pre-occuptation with the bleak workhouse at the heart of his novel.

Paul French:  "Midnight in Peking:  How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China"

Paul French: "Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China"

April 26, 2012

Historian and China expert uses modern resources to solve a long forgotten murder mystery in the last days of colonial Peking.

Karen Spears Zacharias:  "A Silence of Mockingbirds:  The Memoir of a Murder"

Karen Spears Zacharias: "A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder"

April 25, 2012

A journalist exposes the failures of an entire community to protect the 3-year-old daughter of a close family friend.

Ross Douthat: "Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics"

April 19, 2012

Many former churchgoers are turning to non-traditional Christianity. New York Times columnist Ross Douthat explains why he believes America has become a nation of heretics.

Leslie Maitland:  "Crossing the Borders of Time:  A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed"

Leslie Maitland: "Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile, and Love Reclaimed"

April 17, 2012

A daughter tells the story of her mother's escape from the Nazis in World War II and what became of the love she left behind in France.

Blaine Harden, Shin Dong-Hyuk: "Escape from Camp 14"

April 4, 2012

Shin Dong-Hyuk was born in a political prison camp in North Korea, where he was starved, tortured and forced to watch the execution of his mother and brother. Veteran journalist Blaine Harden tells the story of how Shin survived - and finally escaped.

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