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  • The Washington insider draws from his experience as a political commentator on PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and editor at U.S. News & World Report in a rumination on what it takes to be a political leader.

  • The anchor of ABC Nightline shares his intimate, daily journal of the year that brought the 20th century to a close.

  • Stephen L. Carter is the author of several acclaimed books, including Reflections on an Affirmative Action Baby, Integrity, and Civility. He is a leading intellectual who appears regularly on national television and radio, and his writings have… more

  • T.C. Boyle | A Friend of the Earth

    • Recorded Sep 14, 2000

    The New York Times bestselling author melds idealism and satire in his novel about the survival of the human species.

  • Harold Bloom | How to Read and Why

    • Recorded Jun 1, 2000

    A MacArthur Prize Fellow and the author of more than thirty books, Harold Bloom plumbs great works of literature for their sustaining wisdom.

  • Anita Desai | Fasting, Feasting

    • Recorded May 18, 2000

    The three-time Booker Prize finalist discusses her elegiac novel about the intricate web of family conflict and cultural distinctions.

  • P.D. James spoke at the Free Library on the occasion of the publication of A Time to Be in Earnest , a diary of her 77th year. "She uses the format as a launching pad, moving from the events of the day...to reminiscences about her life and… more

  • Edward Ball | Slaves in the Family

    • Recorded Apr 27, 2000

    Edward Ball's National Book Award-Winning narrative chronicles the biographical history of his family and the 4,000 slaves they owned across 20 rice plantations.

  • Joyce Carol Oates | Blonde: A Novel

    • Recorded Apr 14, 2000

    The acclaimed author reimagines the life and spirit of Norma Jean Baker, the woman who would come to be Marilyn Monroe.

  • Diane Johnson | Le Mariage

    • Recorded Apr 6, 2000

    Author of Persian Nights , nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and co-writer of the film The Shining , Johnson discusses her novel based on the clash between French and American cultures.

  • The author and mutual fund pioneer helps investors navigate the industry. John Bogle is founder of the Vanguard Group and creator of the retail index fund.

  • The bestselling author of Stones from the River discusses her epic story of German immigrants in America at the turn of the 20th century.

  • The author of How the Irish Saved Civilization discusses his narrative of the central figure of Western civilization.

  • John Neff | Neff on Investing

    • Recorded Nov 19, 1999

    The highly successful money manager shares the strategies that earned him international recognition.

  • Mario Vargas Llosa

    • Recorded Nov 12, 1999

    One of the major authors of Latin America, Mario Vargas Llosa is also one of the most famous names in 20th century literature. Born in Peru, most of his novels are drawn from his personal experiences in contemporary Latin America, but written… more

  • The award-winning author and illustrator looks back on the 25th anniversary of Cathedral .

  • Scott Turow | Personal Injuries

    • Recorded Oct 22, 1999

    The lawyer-novelist discusses his suspense story about corruption, deceit and love.

  • Frank McCourt | 'Tis

    • Recorded Sep 23, 1999

    Frank McCourt's second memoir 'Tis is the story of Frank's American journey from impoverished immigrant to brilliant teacher and raconteur. Frank lands in New York at age nineteen, in the company of a priest he meets on the boat. He gets a job at… more

  • George Anastasia | The Summer Wind

    • Recorded Sep 17, 1999

    The bestselling author discusses an installment in the story of Anne Marie Fahey's murder.

  • Rita Dove | On the Bus With Rosa Parks

    • Recorded May 6, 1999

    The former US Poet Laureate reads from a new collection of poems.