War and society
Jul 9, 2013 — Have you ever found yourself in the library or a bookstore, about to go on vacation, with no idea what books to bring? NPR's Lynn Neary talks to three book critics about the best reads of the summer.
Jun 17, 2012 — Lynn Neary talks to three critics about books you shouldn't miss. One critic says it's a particularly rich literary summer because in election years, publishers release the juiciest books before fall.
Apr 21, 2011 — In the wake of Sept. 11, World War II terms like "ground zero" and "day of infamy" quickly became common parlance. And when the U.S. went to war in Iraq in 2003, historian John Dower writes in his book Cultures Of War, he saw other WWII parallels, as dissent was quashed and, he says, strategic blunders piled up.
Jul 26, 2010 — Megan Stack hadn't planned on becoming a war correspondent. But then Sept. 11 happened, and she found herself in the Middle East — the beginning of a seven-year stint of wartime reporting. In Every Man in This Village Is a Liar, Stack reflects on the experience of reporting from war-torn countries.
Aug 20, 2006 — Dr. Amanda Vincent directs Project Seahorse at the University of British Columbia, conducting research on sustainable use of the world's coastal marine ecosystems. She's this week's summer reader.