Nick Turse was working on a project researching the incidence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in US veterans of the Vietnam War. He wasn't having much luck. Then one day he was given access to the archives of the Vietnam War Crimes Working Group. Turse was stunned by what was contained in these US Government files.
This noir page turner is set in the early 1940's during the terrifying German bombing raids known as the London blitz. A mole within Great Britain's security services has been directed by his Nazi keepers to assassinate Prime Minister Winston Churchill. Of course we know that this never happened but it doesn't make this compelling thriller any less thrilling to read.
Joe Queenan loves books. He spends at least four hours each day reading them. Queenan can't have a conversation without talking about books. The man is crazy about them. Good books, that is. And he'll tell you which ones are good and which ones are in his opinion, trash.
150 years ago the Civil War was raging and the United States was far from united. 1862 had been a rough year for President Abraham Lincoln. The Union Army was in retreat, losing battles and making strategic blunders. Lincoln had a lot on his plate.
Over the years that the Book Nook program has been airing on WYSO we have had some rather unusual guests. There was the wine expert who insisted on pouring glasses of wine while live in the studio. The sound of gurgling vintages added a whole new dimension to that broadcast. Some guests have arrived in a rather jolly state after imbibing their lunches in the village nearby.