Dec 31, 2012 — This week brings mystery writer P.D. James' homage to Jane Austen, a comic novel from Dave Barry and Alan Zweibel, a mountain climbing disaster story from Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan, and Mimi Alford's tale of her affair with President John F. Kennedy.
Mar 2, 2012 — Once Upon A Secret — Mimi Alford's account of her affair with John F. Kennedy — sits at No. 14.
Feb 3, 2011 — In The Black History of the White House, Clarence Lusane traces the country's race relations by telling the stories of the African-American men and women who built, worked at and visited the presidential home.
Oct 6, 2009 — Steve Inskeep talks to author Gordon Goldstein about why the White House and the Pentagon are reading his book about Vietnam, Lessons in Disaster, to inform the policy toward Afghanistan.
Sep 22, 2009 — Matt Latimer, speechwriter to President George W. Bush during his last months in office, says his old boss didn't always stick to the script. His new tell-all memoir recounts more than one startling comment that Latimer says his boss made behind closed doors.
Aug 27, 2007 — After months of speculation, beleaguered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation Monday. His tenure was marked by public debate over the use of warrantless wiretaps by the United States government and the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.
Feb 9, 2007 — Candidates could spend a total of $1 billion to run for president in 2008. Former Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe says that presidential candidates can't be taken seriously unless they have serious money.
Oct 19, 2006 — David Kuo is the author of Tempting Faith, a book about why he left his job as a special assistant to President Bush in the Office of Faith Based Initiatives. Kuo criticizes the administration for taking unfair advantage of conservative Christian voters.
Dec 28, 2005 — George McKee Elsey quietly witnessed and participated in the making of American history as an aide to two presidents — Roosevelt and Truman. Now 88, he tells his story in An Unplanned Life.