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Edmund Morris: "Theodore Rex" (Random House)

November 28, 2001

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...

Mary Ann Glendon: "A World Made New" (Random House) (Rebroadcast)

November 22, 2001

Harvard Law School professor Mary Ann Glendon tells the story of how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written in the aftermath of World War II, an effort headed by the recently-widowed Eleanor Roosevelt.

Cees Nooteboom: "All Souls' Day" (Harcourt)

November 19, 2001

Dutch novelist Cees Nooteboom presents his recently translated 1998 novel about a documentary filmmaker in mourning for the wife and child he has lost in an airplane crash.

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.

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