Society

Afghanistan Hunger Crisis

November 14, 2001

A panel describes the conditions that threaten millions of Afghanistan civilians with starvation, and how aid groups and the governments of the U.S. and its allies are coping with conflicting political, military, and humanitarian...

Joseph Persico: "Roosevelt's Secret War: FDR and World War Two Espionage" (Random House)

November 13, 2001

Historian Joseph Persico details the intelligence work the U.S. conducted during World War II.

Jill Ker Conway: "A Woman's Education" (Knopf)

November 12, 2001

Jill Ker Conway told the story of her childhood in Australia in her best-selling memoir The Road from Coorain. In the latest volume of her autobiography, she recounts her life in academia, a story that includes becoming the first female...

Reeve Lindbergh: "No More Words" (Simon & Schuster)

November 6, 2001

In a new memoir, Reeve Lindbergh, youngest daughter of aviator Charles Lindbergh and author Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writes of caring for her mother during the final months of her life.

Maxine Clair: "October Suite" (Random House)

November 5, 2001

Maxine Clair presents her new novel featuring schoolteacher October Brown, a character first introduced to readers in her acclaimed short story collection Rattlebone.

Vernon Jordan: "Vernon Can Read!" (Public Affairs)

November 2, 2001

Washington powerbroker and Bill Clinton confidant Vernon Jordan talks about the early years of his life and his work as a civil rights leader, as recounted in his new memoir.

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

November 1, 2001

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

V.S. Naipaul: "Half a Life" (Knopf)

October 29, 2001

Novelist V.S. Naipaul, this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, joins Diane to look back on his acclaimed career and to present his latest work.

Timothy Naftali: The Presidential Recordings: "John F. Kennedy Volumes 1-3, The Great Crises" (WW Norton)

October 23, 2001

Timothy Naftali of the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs presents the first in a series of transcriptions of recently declassified recordings from the Kennedy White House. Naftali worked with co-editor Philip...

Sue Miller: "The World Below" (Knopf)

October 16, 2001

In her latest book, best-selling novelist Sue Miller tells the stories of modern-day Catherine Hubbard and her grandmother, Georgia Rice, in whose diary Catherine discovers personal struggles, questions and choices strikingly similar to...

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