All About Books
All About Books: "The Little Girl Who Fought the Great...07/23/14
Guest reviewer Pat Stephen looks at a new biography of childhood film star Shirley Temple in "The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression" by John Kasson. Also reviewed, "The Adventures of Henry Thoreau." A view of the writer as a young man.
All About Books: "American Soul" by Ronald Schenk.
Guest reviewer Don Hanway looks at a history of the development of the American cultural psyche, including its religious roots in a book entitled, "American Soul" by Ronald Schenk.
All About Books: "Denali's Howl" by Andy Hall
"Denali's Howl" The true story of the 1967 climbing disaster on Alaska's Mt. McKinley in which seven climbers lost their lives.
All About Books: Sharon Bishop on how to choose a book for others.
Choosing a book to read for your own enjoyment is one thing, but the responsibility of choosing a book for young readers to learn and hopefully enjoy, is quite another. Sharon Bishop chose the Great Gatsby for her High School English students.
All About Books: Clay Naff on books changing your view of the world
Books introduce us to new characters, perspectives and even worlds. And rarely, an extraordinary book can change the way we see our own world. Clay Naff found a book that helped him see people in a new light.
All About Books: Kwakiutl Dreher on rethinking the music of your past
While books can introduce us to entirely new worlds, sometimes they reveal a story about people and times we thought we knew very well, but did not after all. Kwakiutl Dreher tells of how the memory of the music from our youth can be impacted by a...
All About Books: Aja Martin on the gift of books to children.
Giving a book to a child is for many families an act so common most wouldn't think twice about it. But Aja Martin explains how the gift of books to a child can in fact have a profound impact on their lives.
All About Books: "The Faraway Nearby" by Rebecca Solnit
Guest reviewer Pat Leach looks at writer Rebecca Solnit's memoir of her mother's decline and her own health scare, wrapped in reflections about the power of story in "The Faraway Nearby".
All About Books: "The Black-Eyed Blonde" by Benjamin Black
A new crime novel written in the style of 1950's novelist Raymond Chandler featuring his central character, Philip Marlowe. "The Black-Eyed Blonde" by Benjamin Black. Also reviewed, "And Short the Season" poetry by Maxine Kumin
All About Books: "The Bully Pulpit:" by Doris Kerns Goodwin
A new biography takes a long and captivating look at the politics of reform in the first decade of the 20th century and the role played by independent journalists. "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of...
All About Books: "The Poetry of Witness"
500 years of poetry on the topic of protest entitled, "The Poetry of Witness" and then a light hearted look at the development of manners in society, 'Sorry: The English and their Manners".
All About Books: "The Meaning of Names" by Karen Gettert Shoemaker
Charles Stephen interviews Nebraska author Karen Gettert Shoemaker, about her new novel set in Stewart Nebraska in 1918, "The Meaning of Names".
All About Books: "Under the Wide and Starry Sky" by Nancy Horan.
"Under the Wide and Starry Sky" by Nancy Horan. A novel about Robert Louis Stevenson and the American woman he married and who played a significant role in his life and fiction.
All About Books: "The Swan Gondola"
Charles Stephen interviews UNL Professor and author, Timothy Shaffert about his new novel set at Omaha's 1898 World's Fair, "The Swan Gondola".
All About Books: "Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World"
A lengthy biography of the author of "Gulliver's Travels" called, "Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World"
All About Books: "Love in a Headscarf."
Guest reviewer Stephen Griffith looks at a novel about an Oxford educated Muslim woman in London who follows the traditional arranged marriage route called "Love in a Headscarf." Also reviewed, a charming memoir of growing up in Manhattan, "The Boy...
All About Books: "American Mirror: the Life and Art of Norman Rockwell"
"American Mirror: the Life and Art of Norman Rockwell" a full biography revealing the complicated life of one of America's most well-known artists.
All About Books: "The Last Days of the Rainbelt" by David Wishart
Guest reviewer Bruce Stephen looks at "The Last Days of the Rainbelt" by UNL Professor David Wishart. The history of the people who settled the arid, western Great Plains. Also reviewed, the lastest crime novel from Stuart Woods called, "Standup Guy".
All About Books: Biography of Bernard Berenson
A brief biography of the world famous art connoisseur, "Bernard Berenson: A Life in the Picture Trade."
All About Books: "Bad Monkey" by Carl Hiaason
Guest reviewer Jane Hood looks at Carl Hiaason's latest book, "Bad Monkey" a darkly-funny crime novel that rolls through a hurricane, the Florida real estate bubble, a Medicare scam and a very bad monkey. Also reviewed,"The Good Lord Bird" a rousing...
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