Podcast Host: Bill Thompson
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Podcast Location: Washington, DC
Website: http://www.eyeonbooks.com
Episodes: 124
Eye on Books BOOKCAST
Interviews with authors of new, bestselling books.

Past Shows

12/22/2005 | Download File 5.37 MB -right click to download

It's been thirty-plus years since the feminist revolution, and we still haven't solved anything in the gender wars, it would appear. With a generous helping of humor, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd zeroes in on some of the ways men and women are still trying to make peace in her book Are Men

08/09/2005 | Download File 3.94 MB -right click to download

It is much too easy in today's global community to assume that one person is, more or less, powerless to make very big changes. But that assumption is wrong, says English entertainer -- and activist -- Isabel Losada. When she adopted the cause of freedom for Tibet, she was hooked. Her book is called

08/10/2005 | Download File 3.69 MB -right click to download

For nearly forty years Hendrik Hertzberg has been commenting on American politics, from his perch at the New Republic, the New Yorker, and even speechwriting for President Jimmy Carter. Now he has collected some of his favorite essays in a book that spans a turbulent period in American politics. His

08/11/2005 | Download File 3.18 MB -right click to download

While a small minority of violent and militant Muslims are waging a bloody war against the west, the faith itself is at war -- with itself, according to journalist Yaroslav Trofimov. He traveled the Muslim world, surveying the state of Islam for his book Faith at War.

08/12/2005 | Download File 3.45 MB -right click to download

You're being lied to. So-called experts are bending the facts and twisting reality, then drawing fabulously wrongheaded conclusions based on the lies. And often the result is another new law, further restricting what Americans can and cannot do, even to themselves. Dr. Morris Chafetz, a longtime obs

09/13/2005 | Download File 3.81 MB -right click to download

Some arctic research scientists turn up dead under very mysterious circumstances, at about the same time a Russian team arrives in the region to try and locate a sunken nuclear submarine, in the debut thriller by Juris Jurjevics called The Trudeau Vector.

09/14/2005 | Download File 7.18 MB -right click to download

Today we meet two authors -- Mary Frances Berry and Andrew Levy -- who have reached into American history to revive the memories of two courageous individuals, each doing their part on behalf of African-American slaves. One of these figures was, herself, born into slavery -- the other was an incredi

09/15/2005 | Download File 4.74 MB -right click to download

Next month Great Britain will mark an important anniversary in its history -- the 200th anniversary of the legendary Battle of Trafalgar, the naval clash with Spain and France. A new book asks how the battle turned into such an overwhelming victory for Britain. Author Adam Nicolson tries to put the

09/16/2005 | Download File 4.51 MB -right click to download

A former U.S. ambassador to India is murdered on his daughter's doorstep in L.A., and then writer Salman Rushdie takes the rest of his novel Shalimar the Clown to explain why. It's a sprawling book that attempts to show how Shalimar, a proud Kashmiri man, is reduced to murder.

10/14/2005 | Download File 5.38 MB -right click to download

He's the son of the late Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy Lawford. He vividly remembers the public and violent deaths of his uncles, Jack and Bobby Kennedy. And now, Christopher Kennedy Lawford has written a memoir, offering up a very rare look inside the Kennedy world. It's called Symptoms of Wit



i love hearing writers talk about their books. makes me wanna write!
Reviewed on 07/12/2005

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