Sep 26, 2011 — In 2009, Peter Van Buren joined a team working to rebuild Iraq's infrastructure and economy. For the next year, he encountered comically misguided projects, greedy contractors and oblivious bureaucrats. In his new book, We Meant Well, he recounts the ground-level waste and corruption he saw.
Feb 5, 2009 — Journalist Will Bunch critiques the 40th president in his new book Tear Down This Myth: How The Reagan Legacy Has Distorted Our Politics And Haunts Our Future.
Aug 15, 2008 — A new round of books attacking presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama have hit store shelves, including The Obama Nation. That's been penned by one of the co-authors of the Swift Boat book from the 2004 election. What role might the latest publishing salvos play in the November election?
May 22, 2008 — News spread quickly on Tuesday when doctors announced that Senator Ted Kennedy had a malignant brain tumor. Guests and callers discuss the difficult decisions public figures and their families must make when faced with serious health problems.
Nov 7, 2007 — Loriene Roy, president of the American Library Association, talks about recent works of Native American fiction during this, American Indian Heritage Month.
Sep 4, 2007 — In The Deadliest Lies, Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham Foxman responds to The Israel Lobby, arguing that Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer's work "serves merely as an attractive new package for disseminating a series of familiar but false beliefs" about Jews and Israel.
Jul 30, 2007 — Andrew Ferguson is senior editor at The Weekly Standard and a self-described Abraham Lincoln buff. His book Land of Lincoln: Adventures in Abe's America, takes a look at how the icon is remembered today.
Dec 11, 2006 — Works of art might make you oooh, and ahhh, but they can also shock: religious icons in unmentionable waste, the American flag underfoot, or a woman cast in bronze tumbling forever from the World Trade Center. All contribute to visual shock and our look at art controversies in America.
Nov 2, 2006 — As history marches on, space for memorials on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., is shrinking. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which officially begins construction Nov. 13, may perhaps be the last monument to be built on the parcel.
Jun 22, 2006 — Farai Chideya talks with British writer Gary Younge about his new book, a collection of essays based on his experiences touring the country and talking to a variety of Americans about politics. What he found was a nation deeply divided.