Originally presented as a BBC radio series and now a book published in America, "A History of the World in 100 Objects" tells the story of humanity using artifacts selected from the British Museum.
The PBS NewsHour's Jim Lehrer reads two excerpts from his book, "Tension City."…
More of Jeffrey Brown's conversation with author and historian David McCullough.
Known for her poetry and her rock 'n' roll, music legend Patti Smith has now been honored for her prose with a National Book Award, given out Wednesday night in New York.
Lawrence Wright is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11." His documentary on the subject, "My Trip to al-Qaeda," premieres on HBO next week.
Jeffrey Brown talks to Nicholas Carr, author of "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains," which looks through the lens of neuroscience to see how the Internet shapes our brains.
By Tom LeGro
Williams Powers' book, "Hamlet's Blackberry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age," looks to what Powers calls the "best place to find sanity": the past.
The winner of this year's National Book Award for nonfiction tells the story of Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt, who rose from humble means to amass a vast fortune, build the country's largest fleet of steamships and control a railroad empire.
By Arts Desk
Jeffrey Brown talks to Pulitzer Prize-winning author writer Michael Chabon about his first work of non-fiction, "Manhood for Amateurs," a collection of essays.
A new book by writer Francine Prose called "Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife" asks how much we really know about Frank and her famous work, and wonders what more the talented young writer could have produced if…
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