book http://wamc.org en Read Local Red Hook Literary Festival 4/11-12 http://wamc.org/post/read-local-red-hook-literary-festival-411-12 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>There is nothing like a good literary festival, especially when it takes over an entire municipality.</p><p>The <a href="https://www.facebook.com/readlocalredhook">3rd Annual Read Local Red Hook Literary Festival</a> will take place next weekend, April 11th and 12th, throughout the village. The festival is full of free events celebrating local authors and featuring the likes of James Romm, Valerie Martin and Gail Godwin.</p><p>We get a preview this morning from two of the organizers - Suzanna Hermans of <a href="http://www.oblongbooks.com/">Oblong Books and Music</a> and Juliet Harrison of <a href="http://www.rhcan.com/">Red Hook Community Arts Network</a>.</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87444 at http://wamc.org Read Local Red Hook Literary Festival 4/11-12 "America: The Philosophical" http://wamc.org/post/america-philosophical <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We speak with Pulitzer Prize finalist, award-winning book critic, and professor of philosophy, Carlin Romano, about his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0679434704/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0679434704&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">America the Philosophical</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0679434704" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 43290 at http://wamc.org "America: The Philosophical" "Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety" http://wamc.org/post/monkey-mind-memoir-anxiety <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We welcome Daniel Smith and speak with him about his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1439177309/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1439177309&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1439177309" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 43197 at http://wamc.org "Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety" "Brain Wars" http://wamc.org/post/brain-wars <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We speak with acclaimed neuroscientist Mario Beauregard, Ph.D. about his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0070XAZDW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0070XAZDW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B0070XAZDW" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 43201 at http://wamc.org "Brain Wars" 2013 Orion Book Award - Craig Childs' "Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth" http://wamc.org/post/2013-orion-book-award-craig-childs-apocalyptic-planet-field-guide-everending-earth <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.houseofrain.com/">Craig Childs’</a> book <em>Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth</em> has won the <a href="http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/article/6197/">2013 Orion Book Award</a> in recognition of its success in addressing the human relationship with the natural world in a fresh, thought-provoking, and engaging manner.</p><p>Speaking for the jury, <a href="http://www.orionmagazine.org/">Orion Magazine</a> associate editor Hannah Fries said, “A mixture of adventure, science, and engaging storytelling, Apocalyptic Planet demonstrates an open-mouthed awe of the earth in all its dynamism, a spirit of passionate curiosity, and a fresh and humbling way of thinking about the planet and our place within its grand, catastrophic life.”</p><p>Craig Childs and Amanda Fries join us.</p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62115 at http://wamc.org 2013 Orion Book Award - Craig Childs' "Apocalyptic Planet: Field Guide to the Everending Earth" Lincoln: A President for the Ages http://wamc.org/post/lincoln-president-ages <p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1610392639/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1610392639&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Lincoln: A President for the Ages</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1610392639" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, Lincoln scholars speculate on questions like: Would Lincoln have dropped the bomb on Hiroshima? How would he conduct the War on Terror? Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:36:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51986 at http://wamc.org Lincoln: A President for the Ages Dancing Dogs by Jon Katz http://wamc.org/post/dancing-dogs-jon-katz <p>No one brings to life the remarkable bond between humans and their dogs like New York Times bestselling author Jon Katz.<br><br> He has gained great readership with enchanting tales and keen observations of his animal menagerie—the dogs, sheep, chickens, and other residents of Bedlam Farm. Now, Katz is back with his first collection of short stories, <em>Dancing Dogs</em>.<br> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 48663 at http://wamc.org Dancing Dogs by Jon Katz The Book Show #1259 - Umberto Eco http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1259-umberto-eco <p class="legacy-byline">Umberto Eco is an accomplished medieval scholar and author who is best known for his bestselling novel, <em>The Name of the Rose</em>. Now comes his latest, <em>The Prague Cemetery</em> , already a bestselling novel in 40 other countries around the world.</p><p>This story is based on monstrous and mysterious events of the 19th century including death of Ippolito Nievo, the forgery of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Dreyfus affair and more. In the world Eco creates, conspiracies abound and one man finds himself in the middle of it all.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 32211 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1259 - Umberto Eco Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece http://wamc.org/post/portrait-novel-henry-james-and-making-american-masterpiece <p>Henry James has had many biographers, but Michael Gorra has taken an original approach to this great American novelist, combining elements of biography, criticism, and travelogue in re-creating the dramatic backstory of James’s masterpiece, Portrait of a Lady. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 46705 at http://wamc.org Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece Steven Ujifusa - A Man and His Ship http://wamc.org/post/steven-ujifusa-man-and-his-ship Turns out that the wonderful cruises we enjoy today are a direct result of the visionary naval architect William Francis Gibbs, who was obsessed with building the greatest ocean liner of all time a century ago and putting the USA at the top of the industry. Author Steven Ujifusa joins to discuss his new book, <em>A Man and His Ship</em>. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 46338 at http://wamc.org