11:52 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Book Nook: Spies and Commissars - the Early Years of the Russian Revolution, by Robert Service

The British historian Robert Service is a leading authority on Russian history with a particular expertise in the period between the October Revolution and the death of Stalin. He is the author of a dozen books including a trilogy of biographies on Lenin, Stalin, and Trotsky.

In his latest, "Spies and Commissars - the Early Years of the Russian Revolution," Service examines the four year period from 1917 to 1921 when the Bolsheviks were consolidating their power.

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12:41 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Book Nook: Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick, by Paul Dickson

Bill Veeck was one of the most fascinating figures in baseball history. Veeck owned a number of baseball teams over his long career. He was a shameless promoter who changed the way that our American pastime is presented.

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12:42 pm
Mon June 4, 2012

Book Nook: The Wowzer, by Frank Wheeler Jr.

Sometimes people will ask me: "how do you pick the books and authors that you choose to feature on your program?" The answer isn't complicated. I look for books that are compelling, entertaining, well-written.

Frank Wheeler Jr. recently published "The Wowzer." It is his first published book. I started to read it and was immediately drawn in to this story. Our narrator is Jerry, a deputy sheriff in a rural county in the Ozarks. Jerry has a unique perspective on the world. As we look through his eyes at the reality that he sees we are drawn in to his life.

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Around the Miami Valley
11:25 am
Mon June 4, 2012

WYSO Weekend: June 3, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for June 3, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, authors of The Minimalists

-New Ohio Guide: Where North Meets South, by San Hendren

-WYSO's Miller Fellow Jennifer Carlson has a sound portrait of a book release party at Mills Lawn Elementary in Yellow Springs

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1:07 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Book Nook: No Game for a Dame, by M. Ruth Myers

"No Game for a Dame" is the first book in new series of detective novels that feature Maggie Sullivan, a hard boiled private eye. This book is set in Dayton, Ohio in the late 1930's. The author has had a long career as a
novelist. In this interview we talked about the creation of this tough talking gumshoe with "great gams" as well as the rapidly changing world of book publishing.