Oct 18, 2012 — The famous Beatle was known for writing notes that often contained funny drawings and self portraits. Now, Hunter Davies has gathered those letters into a collection that tells the story of Lennon's life, from a note written to his aunt at 10, to one written minutes before his murder.
Oct 8, 2010 — In 1971, the FBI put John Lennon under surveillance because of his anti-war activities. The INS tried to deport him a year later. Historian Jon Wiener spoke to Terry Gross in 2000 about the Nixon administration's campaign to deport Lennon — and then Wiener's own fight to get the FBI to release Lennon's files.
Dec 12, 2008 — If reading a story is — as John Gardner said — like falling into a vivid and continuous waking dream, then is giving a book like giving someone a dream? Reviewer Alan Cheuse puzzles over the perfect books for your loved ones this year.
Nov 11, 2008 — Philip Norman's exhaustive and artfully sketched new biography of John Lennon explores the split between a man who could be cruel and violent, and the artist who inspired millions.
Nov 9, 2007 — Photographer Allan Tannenbaum was given rare access to John Lennon just 10 days before the artist was killed. He discusses his decision to wait 27 years to publish the intimate photos he shot of Lennon and Yoko Ono.
Dec 21, 2006 — After a 25-year-long legal battle, the FBI has released the final documents relating to its surveillance of John Lennon in the 1970s. Historian Jon Wiener first requested the files in 1981 for a book on Lennon. He discusses the contents of the now-declassified files.