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NET Radio All About Books

Charles Stephen hosts a weekly book-review and discussion program on NET Radio (91.1 FM in the Lincoln area, and on various other stations across Nebraska) to discuss contemporary and classic literature.

Although it dates back over 40 years, in a variety of formats and venues, for the past twenty-two years All About Books has run on NET-Radio. Stephen has been the sole weekly host since the death of Otis Young in 2009, although he invites guest reviewers on a regular basis. New episodes air every Thursday at 12:04 p.m. local time, following the NPR news.

The following is a listing of books discussed on episodes of All About Books during 2012. Episodes of All About Books are also available to be downloaded as audio Podcasts, via iTunes and various other web sources.

All books owned by Lincoln City Libraries are hotlinked to their entries in our library catalog, so that you may check on their current availability. If you see a title on this list that is not hotlinked to our collection, please consider ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.

December 27, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: On a Further Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
by William Souder [currently available through the libraries only in eBook format]

Additional Participants: Bruce Stephen
book cover  Title Discussed: Dying on the Vine
by Aaron Elkins

December 20, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Beautiful Mystery
by Louise Penny

Guest Reviewer: Deb Stephen
book cover  Title Discussed: The Second World War
by Anthony Beevor

December 13, 2012

book cover  Host Charles Stephen lists and briefly discusses several of his favorite books that were review in 2012 on the show.

December 6, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Do Not Ask What Good We Do
by Robert Draper

Additional Participants: Don Hanway
book cover  Title Discussed: Global Weirdness
by Climate Central Inc. [551.6 Cli]

November 29, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Seward: Lincoln's Indispensible Man
by Walter Stahr

November 15, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Jewels of Paradise
by Donna Leon
book cover  Title Discussed: Fear Itself
by Andrew Rosenheim

November 8, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: A Sunless Sea
by Anne Perry
book cover  Title Discussed: The Shadow of a Great Rock
by Harold Bloom

November 1, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Sahara: A Cultural History
by Eamonn Gearon
book cover  Title Discussed: Mortality
by Christopher Hitchens

October 25, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Dog Stars
by Peter Heller

Additional Participants: Don Hanway
book cover  Title Discussed: Losing It: In Which an Aging Professor Laments his Shrinking Brain
by William Ian Miller

October 18, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: XO
by Jeffery Deaver
book cover  Title Discussed: Munster's Case
by Hakan Nesser

October 11, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Canada
by Richard Ford

Additional Participants: David Williams
book cover  Title Discussed: Monty and Rommel
by Peter Caddick-Adams

October 4, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Final Victory: FDR's Extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign
by Stanley Weintraub

September 27, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Backstage: Stories From My Life in Public Television
by Ron Hull
Interview with Ron Hull, senior advisor to NET about his new book

Additional Participants: Ron Hull

September 20, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Rocks Don't Lie: A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood
by David R. Montgomery

September 13, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: This Republic of Suffering
by Drew Gilpin Faust
book cover  Title Discussed: Postscripts: Retrospections on Time and Place
by Robert Root Jr.

September 6, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Mission to Paris
by Alan Furst

August 30, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Christianity After Religion
by Dana Butler Bass

Additional Participants: Stephen Griffith
book cover  Title Discussed: Leave it to Psmith
by P.G. Wodehouse

August 23, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Bring Up the Bodies
by Hilary Mantel

August 16, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
by Masha Gessen

Additional Participants: Jane Hood
book cover  Title Discussed: Walking Papers
poems by Thomas Lynch

August 9, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Making of a Patriot: Benjamin Franklin at the Cockpit
by Sheila Skemp

August 2, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Passage of Power
by Robert Caro

Additional Participants: David Williams [Part two of two-part discussion]

July 26, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Passage of Power
by Robert Caro

Additional Participants: David Williams [Part one of two-part discussion]

July 19, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Happiness Project
by Gretchen Rubin

Additional Participants: Don Hanway
book cover  Title Discussed: Robert B. Parker's "Lullaby
by Ace Atkins

July 12, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Guns of August
by Barbara Tuchman

July 5, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Admirals: Nimitz, Halsey, Leahy, and King -The Five-Star Admirals Who Won the War at Sea
by Walter Borneman [940.545 Bor]
book cover  Title Discussed: Saul Bellow - Letter
by Saul Bellow

June 28, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: They Eat Puppies, Don't They?
by Christopher Buckley
book cover  Title Discussed: Orphan Hours
poems by Stanley Plumly

June 21, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson
by Anna Sebba [Biography Windsor]
book cover  Title Discussed: Beastly Things
by Donna Leon

June 14, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Smilla's Sense of Snow
by Peter Hoeg
20th anniversary of this book's original release!
book cover  Title Discussed: Explorers of the Nile
by Tim Jeal [962 Jea]

June 7, 2012

  No book reviewed today -- Instead, an interview with a Nebraska author by NET staff member Jerry Johnston.

May 31, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Arab Uprising
by Marc Lynch [library has E-book only]

May 24, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: 11/22/63
by Stephen King
book cover  Title Discussed: House Held Up By Trees
by Ted Kooser

May 17, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
by Stephen Greenblatt [940.21 Gre]

May 10, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Much Ado About Loving
by Jack Murnighan and Maura Kelly
book cover  Title Discussed: Coral Glynn
by Peter Cameron

May 3, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Cat's Table
by Michael Ondaatje

Additional Participants: Pat Leach
book cover  Title Discussed: 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True
by Guy Harrison

April 26, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Dorchester Terrace
by Anne Perry

April 19, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times
by Eyal Press [279 Pre]

April 12, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Force of Nature
by C.J. Box

Additional Participants: Susan Stephen
book cover  Title Discussed: Stay Close
by Harlan Coben

April 5, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The White Tiger
by Aravind Adiga

Additional Participants: Jane Hood
book cover  Title Discussed: Dublin Dead
by Gerard O'Donovan

March 29, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Justice and the Enemy: Nuremburg, 9/11 and the Trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
by William Shawcross

March 22, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Little Book of Languages
by David Crystal
book cover  Title Discussed: Globish: How the English Language Became the World's Language
by Robert McCrum

March 15, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Crimean War: A History
by Orlando Figes [947.07 Fig]

March 8, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, and Their Remarkable Families
by Michael Holroyd

Additional Participants: Tice Miller
book cover  Title Discussed: The Night Swimmer
by Matt Bondurant

March 1, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Lives of Margaret Fuller
by John Matteson [Biography Fuller]

February 23, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches From the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam
by Eliza Griswold [297.283 Gri]

Additional Participants: Stephen Griffith

February 16, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Moscow, December 25, 1991: The Last Days of the Soviet Union
by Conor O'Clery

February 9, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Emma Goldman: Revolution As a Way of Life
by Vivian Gornick
book cover  Title Discussed: Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin
by Calvin Trillin [817 Tri]

February 2, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
by Robert Massie [Biography Catherine]
book cover  Title Discussed: The Forgotten Affairs of Youth
by Alexander McCall-Smith

January 26, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson [Biography Jobs]

Additional Participants: David Williams

January 19, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: Charles Dickens: A Life
by Claire Tomalin [Biography Dickens]

January 12, 2012

book cover  Title Discussed: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics
by Nicholas Wapshott

Additional Participants: Jerry Petr
book cover  Title Discussed: Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
by Ha-Joon Chang

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