May 28, 2012 — Sometimes rediscovering an object from childhood can bring back a flood of memories. Jeffrey Lewis rediscovered much of his young self when he read Berlin Childhood around 1900. Has a book ever reminded you of your own early life? Tell us about it in the comments.
May 9, 2011 — Soon after Hitler's rise in 1933, writer Heinrich Mann and his wife fled Germany for fear of persecution, joining other intellectuals in exile. Evelyn Juers' House of Exile chronicles the experience of watching a war develop from afar.
Mar 1, 2005 — Robert Siegel talks with Tom Reiss, author of The Orientalist: Solving the Mystery of a Strange and Dangerous Life. Reiss' book details the life of Lev Nussimbaum, a Jew from Baku, Azerbaijan, who passed himself off as a Muslim prince in Nazi Germany.