A recap of the books I read in 2022.
Boerne Book & Arts Festival 2022
A collection of author interviews recorded at the 2022 Boerne Book & Arts Festival in Boerne, TX.
The Unknowns: The Untold Story of America’s Unknown Soldier and the WWI’s Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home by Patrick K. O’Donnell
A review of the book, "The Unknowns: The Untiold Story of America's Unknown Soldier and WWI's Most Decorated Heroes Who Brought Him Home" by Patrick K. O'Donnell
Elizabeth Miki Brina
A conversation with Elizabeth Miki Brina, author of the recent book, "Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir."
Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir by Elizabeth Miki Brina
A review of the book, "Speak, Okinawa: A Memoir," by Elizabeth Miki Brina.
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
A brief review of the book "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" by Erik Larson.
A conversation with Roy Underhill. Roy is best known as the host of the PBS series The Woodwright’s Shop and the many books that followed. While working in television he also served as Master HouseWright for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, where he and his crew recreated the work of 18th century carpenters and joiners - much like playing early music on the original instruments. Roy now runs The Woodwright’s School in North Carolina, dedicated to historically-informed woodworking.
Boerne Book & Arts Festival 2021
Today’s episode is a little different and features short conversations with several authors about their most recent book and involvement with the 2021 Boerne Book & Arts Festival. For those that don’t know, Boerne is a beautiful bedroom community just north of San Antonio, Texas, and the book festival takes place each year on Main Plaza on the first Saturday in October. This year’s event featured authors such as John Erickson and James Wade, as well as author panels with topics such as Heroines of WWII, Texas Ranches and Texas Rangers, and Early Roads and the Old Spanish Trail.
A conversation with Ariel Sabar. Ariel won the National Book Critics Circle Award for his debut book, My Father's Paradise: A Son's Search for his Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq. His second book, Heart of the City, was called a "beguiling romp" by the New York Times and an "engaging, moving and lively read" by the Toronto Star. His Kindle Single, The Outsider: The Life and Times of Roger Barker, was a best-selling nonfiction short and adapted for the radio program This American Life. His latest book, Veritas: A Harvard Professor, a Con Man and the Gospel of Jesus's Wife, was a finalist for the Edgar Award for best true-crime book of the year and for the Investigative Reporters & Editors Book Award.
The French Baker’s War by Michael Whatling
A review of the new book, The French Baker's War, by Michael Whatling.