Herbert Bix: "Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan" (Harper Collins)

September 8, 2000

Japanese Emperor Hirohito's reign lasted 62 years, from 1926 to 1989. He presided over one of the most turbulent periods of Japan's history, including, of course, World War II. Historian Herbert Bix discusses this controversial ruler.

Evan Thomas: "Robert Kennedy: His Life" (Simon & Schuster)

September 6, 2000

Newsweek magazine's Evan Thomas discusses his new biography of Robert Kennedy, a politician who inspires strong feelings even today, more than 30 years after his assassination.

Kathleen Finneran: "The Tender Land: A Family Love Story" (Houghton Mifflin)

September 5, 2000

Kathleen Finneran discusses her memoir, in which she tells the story of how her tightly-knit Irish Catholic family survived the suicide of her younger brother Sean when he was only 15 years old.

The Study of American Slave Genealogy (Rebroadcast)

September 4, 2000

New Orleans native Gwendolyn Midlo Hall describes the work she's done on the history and identity of slaves in Louisiana. After 15 years of painstaking archival research, her database of information on more than 8,000 slaves is now the...

Lucy Grealy: "As Seen on TV: Provocations" (Bloomsbury)

August 30, 2000

Author Lucy Grealy, author of the 1994 memoir "Autobiography of a Face," joins guest host Steve Roberts to discuss her new book. In this collection of essays, she shares her observations on sex, politics, family, and other personal...

Indian Trust Fund Lawsuit

August 30, 2000

In a class action suit against the U.S. Government, Native American plaintiffs claim that trust account mismanagement has cost them billions of dollars. The lead plaintiff, Elouise Cobell, talks about the history of the case and its...

Gail Evans: "Play Like A Man, Win Like A Woman" (Broadway)

August 29, 2000

Gail Evans, an executive vice president at CNN, discusses her new book. She talks about what women need to know to get ahead in the workplace, which can still be a man's world.

Caroline Silby: "Games Girls Play" (St. Martin's Press)

August 21, 2000

Sports psychologist Caroline Silby knows the particular challenges and rewards of working with young female athletes. In her new book, she talks about encouraging girls to get involved in sports, and ensuring that their experiences are...

Mariah Burton Nelson: "The Unburdened Heart" (Harper San Francisco)

August 15, 2000

Athlete and sportswriter Mariah Burton Nelson talks about how she put an abusive relationship with a former coach behind her. In her new book, she explores the process and the benefits of learning to forgive.

Tom Kuntz and Phil Kuntz: "The Sinatra Files" (Three Rivers)

August 11, 2000

Brothers and journalists Tom and Phil Kuntz discuss their book, a collection of items from the FBI's thick dossier on Frank Sinatra. They'll sort out the facts from the legends about the entertainer's colorful life and career - and explain...

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