Society

Rehm & Dixon on Friendship

July 18, 2002

Diane Rehm and Jane Holmes Dixon first met more than 30 years ago, when they were both homemakers active in their church. Today, Diane is a nationally syndicated talk radio host, Jane is a Bishop in the Episcopal Church, and both are...

Deborah Tannen: "I Only Say This Because I Love You" (Ballantine)

July 17, 2002

Linguistics professor Deborah Tannen discusses her book, now available in paperback, about conversations within families.

Rosalynn Carter

July 12, 2002

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter talks about her ongoing advocacy on behalf of the mentally ill and their families; her recent visit to Cuba with her husband, former president Jimmy Carter; and other activities.

Laura Blumenfeld: Revenge: "A Story of Hope" (Simon & Schuster)

July 10, 2002

Washington Post reporter Laura Blumenfeld's book, Revenge, is her account of what she learned when she set out in 1998 to find the Palestinian man who tried to murder her father, a rabbi, in 1986.

Michelle Stacey: "The Fasting Girl" (Putnam)

July 9, 2002

Author Michelle Stacey shares the Victorian medical mystery of a Brooklyn woman named Mollie Fancher, who claimed to have lived for 18 years having consumed nothing more than one banana and a little milk.

Richard Zacks

July 8, 2002

As the story goes, Captain Kidd was a notorious pirate. But according to Richard Zacks' research, Captain Kidd was actually working to capture pirates. His new book The Pirate Hunter (Theia) explains how the story got so twisted over the...

David McCullough: "John Adams" (Simon & Schuster) (Rebroadcast)

July 4, 2002

In history books, John Adams, second president of the United States, is often overshadowed by his fellow founding fathers George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Noted historian David McCullough focuses on President Adams' life and...

Peter Gibbon: "A Call to Heroism" (Grove/Atlantic)

June 24, 2002

Depending on whom you ask, America's "heroes" include just about anyone, from Martin Luther King, Superman and Thomas Jefferson, to Michael Jordan, Madonna, and New York City firefighters. Peter Gibbon discusses his book on...

Readers' Review: Carol Shields' "The Stone Diaries"

June 21, 2002

The June Readers' Review panel talks about Carol Shields' Pulitzer Prize-winning fictional autobiography of a woman born in 1905 looking back over the nine decades of her life.

Lynn Schooler: "The Blue Bear" (Ecco)

June 6, 2002

Over the course of a decade, wildlife guide Lynn Schooler accompanied photographer Michio Hoshino on numerous trips in search of Alaska's elusive "blue bear." His new memoir of their friendship and their quest deals with themes of...

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