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  THE BOYS IN THE BOAT: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, by Daniel James Brown, tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. Daniel James Brown joined us to talk about the improbable story of nine working-class boys from the American west who beat the odds and found hope in the most desperate of times.

A Boy and a Jaguar

Jul 11, 2014
Provided, Panthera

  Dr. Alan Rabinowitz is one of the world’s leading big cat experts, and has been called ‘The Indiana Jones of Wildlife Conservation’ by TIME Magazine. He has traveled the world on behalf of wildlife conservation and is responsible for the world's first jaguar sanctuary, the Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Preserve in the mountains of Belize. The Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard had a chance to talk with Alan Rabinowitz about his work, and A Boy and a Jaguar, his picture book that tells the real-life story of his own childhood.

Provided, Patrick Burke

  Patrick Burke, CPA, attorney and author, says everyone has  a number, that number, if invested wisely, that results in zero financial worries for the rest of your life. The number that provides “exit velocity” from the gravitational pull of your financial needs. A number, he says, few of us will reach in traditional salaried jobs.

Provided, Triumph Books

 

Provided, Clerisy Press

Local award-winning freelance writer and editor Wendy Hart Beckman joins us to discuss her latest book, Founders and Famous Families Cincinnati, a Who's Who, and a When and Where, of Cincinnati's origins. John Cleves Symmes, President Benjamin Harrison, Nicholas Longworth, Founders tells their stories and more, including details about our city’s many firsts, from the first professional baseball team to the first concrete skyscraper. On Wednesday, May 28 as part of the Cincinnati Museum Center's Insights Lecture Series, Ms. Beckman will be presenting: A Glass of Wine, a Loaf of Bread and Wow!: Nicholas Longworth’s Many Contributions to Cincinnati. For more information, click here.

Provided, Chicago Review Press

In September, 1955 Emma Gatewood became the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person, man or woman, to walk it twice, and three times. Grandma Gatewood, as reporters called her, started her first hike along the trail after telling her family she was going out for a walk. The next anybody heard from her she had hiked the first 800 miles of the 2,050-mile trail. Ben Montgomery, enterprise reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and founder of the narrative journalism website Gangrey.com, scoured Emma Gatewood’s diaries, trail journals and correspondence, and interviewed surviving family members and people she met along her hike, to unveil the story behind this 67-year old grandmother and her journeys. He talks with us about his book, Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail.

Provided, jefferyarnett.com

Only 20% of 18 to 29-year-olds were married in 2010, compared with 59% in 1960, and 40% of 18 to 34-year-olds are living with their parents, even though most would prefer to be on their own. GETTING TO 30: A Parent's Guide to the 20-Something Years is designed to help parents manage this new reality. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, research professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University, co-authored the book with Elizabeth Fishel,  he joins us to explore ways parents can successfully meet the challenges of emerging adulthood

Provided, gabriellezevin.com

  

Gabrielle Zevin’s latest novel, The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, is a love letter to the world of books, and booksellers, that changes our lives by giving us the stories that open our hearts and enlighten our minds. Garbrielle Zevin joins us, along with Craig Popelars, director of Marketing with Algonquin Books, and Michael Link, Author and Publisher coordinator at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, to discuss the novel, and how a book makes it from manuscript to your reading table. Gabrielle Zevin will be doing a book signing at Josepth-Beth in Rookwood at 7:00 this evening.

  Experts agree teaching children about money early is the best way to prepare them to make informed financial decisions as adults, but few schools have financial literacy programs, and parents don’t often talk to their kids about money. Patrick Burke, CPA, attorney and managing partner at the law firm Burke & Schindler, has published a new book to help children understand economics.

Provided, Anabelle Gurwitch

Every seven and a half seconds, someone in America turns 50. While some people like to say “50 is the new 40,” actress/comedienne/writer Annabelle Gurwitch disagrees. In her new collection of essays, I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT, Gurwitch explores the hazards of reaching the half century mark. She shares some of the incites she’s had on reaching the big 5-0.

  In his new book, Stories in the Grove, historian and author Phil Nuxhall takes readers on a personal tour of his favorite 115 people, places and things at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum.  You’ll learn about Babe Ruth’s manager, Wild Bill Hickok’s wife, the oven window inventor, and dozens of others who make Spring Grove the “go-to” cemetery.

Provided, Mary Roach

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Provided, Simon and Schuster

  How did one obscure song become an international anthem for human triumph and tragedy, a song each successive generation seems to feel they have discovered and claimed as uniquely their own? Celebrated music journalist Alan Light follows the improbable journey of “Hallelujah” straight to the heart of popular culture in his book, “The Holy or the Broken.” Mark Perzel talked with Alan Light about “Hallelujah,” and its unlikely ascent.

Provided, Harper Collins


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Many Americans tend to think of the Civil War as more glorious and less awful than its reality. In Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War, Northern Kentucky University Regents Professor of History Emeritus Dr. Michael C. C. Adams gathers the voices of those who were on the firing line or in the hospital ward to create a far more realistic, and brutal, picture of the war. Dr. Adams is presenting a lecture on his work at 3 PM, April 10, in the Griffin Hall George and Ellen Rieveschl Digitorium on the NKU campus. For more information, call the NKU Department of History and Geography at (859) 572-5461.

Provided, Joseph-Beth Booksellers

  Former President Jimmy Carter’s latest book, A Call to Action, is an impassioned account of the human rights abuses against women and girls around the world, particularly in religious societies. Howard Wilkinson talked with President Carter, who will be in town tonight for a book-signing event at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. The book-signing, a ticketed event, has been sold out.

Provided, Kat Duff

  

The Secret Life of Sleep, by Kat Duff, explores the mysteries of slumber. Duff taps into the enormous reservoir of human experiences, including literature, culture, and spiritual traditions from around the globe, to illuminate the complexities of a world where sleep has become a dwindling resource.

Hello, My Name is Scott

Mar 26, 2014
Provided, Scott Ginsberg

The Art of Pie

Mar 25, 2014
Provided, Teeny Lamothe

  Teeny's Tour of Pie: A Cookbook: Mastering the Art of Pie in 67 Recipes is a love letter to arguably America’s favorite dessert. In one year, blogger and would-be baker Teeny Lamothe went on a traveling apprenticeship throughout the U.S., baking under the guidance of regional experts, and now shares the real-world know-how, and recipes, these mentors taught her along the way.

Provided, Kim Harrison

In The Undead Pool, the latest in bestselling author Kim Harrison's Hollows series, Supernatural superhero Rachel Morgan must counter a strange magic that could spell civil war for the Hollows. Kim Harrison talks about the most recent release in her urban fantasy adventure series.

Provided, Orange Frazer Press


Provided, Alan Paul

The Allman Brothers Band celebrates its 45th anniversary this year, and Senior Writer for Guitar World Alan Paul has a new book out about the band, its members and the music they have been making for more than four decades. Alan Paul talks about his book, One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.

Provided, EepyBird

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Provided, Melanie Wagner

Hello Wine is an easy-to-read but informative guidebook for any newcomer to the world of wine. Author and Certified Sommelier Melanie Wagner's down-to-earth tone and comprehensive knowledge make learning about wine fun. Melanie Wagner talks about how she became a sommelier, and provides tips on how to approach your next bottle of wine.

Provided / Joseph Beth Booksellers
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Provided, elizabethpartridge.com

  Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning celebrates one of the twentieth century’s most important photographers, Dorothea Lange. The companion to a PBS American Masters episode that will air later this year, the book offers an intimate view into the life and work of one of our most cherished documentary photographers.

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