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The Roundtable
11:59 am
Thu May 3, 2012

John Brown Day in Lake Placid, NY

Frederick Douglass’ great-great-great grandson Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., will give the keynote address at the annual John Brown Day celebration to be held on Saturday, May 5, at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Lake Placid, NY. We welcome Kenneth to the show for a preview.

The Roundtable
11:01 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin

Erik Larson in considered a master of narrative non-fiction, author of the national bestsellers Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm. Now, he tells the remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power in Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin.

Aired on 5/2/2012

The Roundtable
10:58 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Manhunt

A year ago Tuesday, Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. forces inside a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The decade-long search for bin Laden is detailed in a new book by CNN national security analyst Peter Bergen. The name of the book is Manhunt. Bergen is one of the first Americans to ever interview the al-Qaida leader. In Manhunt, he outlines how U.S. national security officials pored over thousands of clues before zeroing in on where bin Laden and his family members were living.

Aired 5/2/2012

The Roundtable
1:19 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

New York at War

The Roundtable
5:33 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

National Poetry Month - Walt Whitman

To wrap up National Poetry Month we welcome poets Paul Elisha and Jay Rogoff to the studio for an extended discussion on the work and life of Walt Whitman.

The Roundtable
3:56 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Ron Reagan - "My Father at 100"

We speak with Ron Reagon about his book, My Father at 100, now out in paperback.

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:30 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

The Book Show #1240 - Anne Sebba

Image from the author's website.

Acclaimed biographer Anne Sebba offers the first full scale biography of Wallis Simpson, exploring the mind of one of the most glamorous and reviled figures of the 20th century--and one of the most talked about women of her generation. Anne Sebba will join us this week to discuss That Woman.

The Roundtable
1:31 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Mike Wallace: A Life

We speak with Peter Rader about his book, Mike Wallace: A Life .

The Roundtable
12:47 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Her Majesty: Queen Elizabeth II and her Court

Robert Hardman discusses his book, Her Majesty: Queen Elizabeth II and her Court.

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