Patrick Buchanan: "The Death of the West" (St. Martin's)

January 9, 2002

Conservative commentator and former Presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan talks about the effects of immigration on the U.S. and Europe, and why he believes Western culture is endangered by world shifts in population.

Daniel Richter: "Facing East from Indian Country" (Harvard)

January 8, 2002

University of Pennsylvania historian Daniel Richter revisits early American history from the perspective of the Native Americans. His new book explores how native people experienced the arrival of European explorers and colonists in the...

Listener Outlook

January 2, 2002

Diane starts off the new year talking to listeners and other friends around the country about their hopes and expectations for 2002.

Edmund Morris: "Theodore Rex" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

January 1, 2002

Presidential historian Edmund Morris introduces the long-awaited second volume of his biography of Theodore Roosevelt, which covers Roosevelt's years as president. The first volume, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, won a Pulitzer prize in...

Zander and Zander: "The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life" (Harvard Business School Press) (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2001

Family therapist Rosamund Stone Zander and her husband, conductor Benjamin Zander, draw on a variety of strengths and perspectives to teach problem-solving techniques. They join Diane to talk about the book they co-authored on this subject.

Amy Tan: "The Bonesetter's Daughter" (Putnam) (Rebroadcast)

December 31, 2001

Diane talks with novelist Amy Tan, who's best known for her explorations of mother-daughter relationships, especially within Chinese-American culture. Her latest novel is dedicated to her own mother, who passed away two years ago.

Nathalie Babel: "The Complete Works of Isaac Babel" (Norton) (Rebroadcast)

December 27, 2001

The Russian Jewish short story writer Isaac Babel is often listed among the 20th century's most influential authors, but until now, much of his work was out of print or poorly translated. The author's daughter Nathalie talks about the...

Ved Mehta: "All for Love" (Nation Books) (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2001

Acclaimed author and former New Yorker staff writer Ved Mehta has been blind since early childhood. In his latest book, he describes his relationships with four women, each of whom gave him insight into his disability and himself.

Phyllis Greene: "It Must Have Been Moonglow" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

December 26, 2001

In her new book, Phyllis Greene writes of adjusting to widowhood. She lost her husband of 56 years almost three years ago.

Bryan Sykes

December 25, 2001

As the generations of your family gather for the holidays, are you wondering just how far back you can trace your family tree? Oxford professor Bryan Sykes talks about his genetic research, through which he can trace all people of European...

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