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NET – All About Books – 2013

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Lincoln City Libraries director Pat Leach is the current host of All About Books, 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, since 1991 All About Books has run on NET-Radio. For many years, Charles Stephen and Otis Young co-hosted, until Young’s passing in 2009, after which Stephen was the lone host. Since August 2015, Pat Leach has served as host, with regular appearances by guest reviewers and interviews with regional authors. 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 2013, during the Charles Stephen era. 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 suggesting it as a purchase via our Suggest-a-Title online form, or ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan department.

Click here to visit the official NET: All About Books web site!

December 27, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist
by Bill McKibbon

Additional Participants: Don Hanway


December 18, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence
by Joseph Ellis


imageTitle Discussed: The Good Thief’s Guide to Berlin
by Charles Ewan


December 12, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Circle
by Dave Eggers

Additional Participants: David Williams


imageTitle Discussed: Three Can Keep a Secret
by Archer Mayor


November 21, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present and Future of Rising Sea Levels
by Brian M. Fagan


imageTitle Discussed: Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic
by David Quammen


November 14, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: George Norris: Going Home — Reflections of a Progressive Statesman
by Gene Budig

Additional Participants: Don Walton — Interview with the co-author.


November 7, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies
by Jonathan Alter


October 31, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: John Quincy Adams
by Harlow Giles Unger


imageTitle Discussed: Tamarack County
by William Kent Krueger


October 24, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
by Ben McIntyre


Title Discussed: A Child’s Christmas in Wales (new illustrated edition)
by Dylan Thomas


October 17, 2013

Title Discussed: A Step Ahead of Death
by Scott McPherson

Additional Participants: Don Hanway


Title Discussed: October
by Henry David Thoreau


October 10, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Finding Higher Ground: Adaption in the Age of Warming
by Amy Seidel


October 3, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Life and Poetry of Ted Kooser
by Mary Stillwell

Additional Partipants: Mary Stillwell — Interview with the author


September 26, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Roosevelt’s Centurions: FDR and the Commanders He Led to Victory in WWII
by Joseph Persico


September 19, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Round House
by Louise Erdrich

Additional Participants: Jane Hood


imageTitle Discussed: A Question of Honor
by Charles Todd


September 12, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Across the Pond: An Englishman’s View of America
by Terry Eagleton


imageTitle Discussed: Death and the Olive Grove
by Marco Vichi


September 5, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind – and Changed the History of Free Speech in America
by Thomas Healy


August 29, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Losing the Ring in the River
by Marge Saiser


Title Discussed: Baseball’s New Frontier
by Fran Zimniuch


imageTitle Discussed: Custer, Cody and Grand Duke Alexis
by Peter Bleed, Douglas Scott and Stephen Damm


August 22, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill: Defender of the Realm
by William Manchester and Paul Reid


August 15, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Letters to a Young Scientist
by Edward O. Wilson

Additional Participants: Bruce Stephen


Title Discussed: Friend of the Court
by Floyd Abrams


August 8, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Guns at Last Light
by Rick Atkinson


July 31, 2013

Title Discussed: Diana’s Diary
by Lew Kaye-Skinner

Self-published

Additional Participants: Stephen Griffith


imageTitle Discussed: The Tooth Tattoo
by Peter Lovesey


July 24, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Prince Philip: The Turbulent Early Life of the Man Who Married Queen Elizabeth II
by Philip Eade

Additional Participants: Pat Stephen


imageTitle Discussed: The Last Battle
by Stephen Harding


July 18, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Ike’s Bluff
by Evan Thomas


July 11, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Ticked: A Medical Miracle, a Friendship, and the Weird World of Tourette Syndrome
by James Fussell and Jeff Matovic

Additional Participants: James Fussell and Jeff Matovic — Interview with the authors


July 3, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: With or Without You
by Dominica Ruta


June 27, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture
by Mary Pipher

Additional Participants: Mary Pipher — Interview with the author


June 20, 2013

Title Discussed: The Second Arab Awakening
by Adeed Dawisha


June 13, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead
by Sheryl Sandberg

Additional Participants: Jane Hood


imageTitle Discussed: The Golden Egg
by Donna Leon


June 6, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: My Beloved Brontosaurus
by Brian Switek


May 30, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Proof of Heaven
by Eben Alexander


noimageTitle Discussed: The Baker Street Translation
by Michael Robertson


May 23, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Story of English in 100 Words
by David Crystal


May 16, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy
by David Nasaw

Additional Participants: Tice Miller


May 9, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Message From Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation
by Jonathan Rieder


May 2, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: HHhH
by Laurent Binet

Additional Participants: David Williams


Title Discussed: Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven’t Touched Since High School
by Kevin Smokler


April 25, 2013

Title Discussed: Drama and Pride in the Gateway City: The 1964 Saint Louis Cardinals
by John Harry Stahl and Bill Nowlin


Title Discussed: Bridging Two Dynasties: The 1947 New York Yankees
by Lyle Spatz


April 18, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Forgotten
by David Baldacci

Additional Participants: Don Hanway


Title Discussed: The Uncommon Friendship of Yaltah Menuhin and Willa Cather
by Lionel Rolfe


April 11, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Secretary: A Journey With Hillary Clinton From Beirut to the Heart of American Power
by Kim Ghattas


April 4, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: True Believers
by Kurt Anderson

Additional Participants: Jane Hood


Title Discussed: A Little History of Science
by William Bynum [Libraries have this only as a downloadable audiobook via our Hoopla digital service]

March 28, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Death on a Pale Horse: Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty’s Secret Service
by Donald Thomas


March 21, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Affection and Trust: The Personal Correspondence of Harry S. Truman and Dean Atcheson: 1953-1971
by Harry S. Truman, Dean Acheson, Dr. Ray Geselbracht and David C. Acheson


March 14, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Dinner With Churchill: Policy Making at the Dinner Table
by Cita Stelzer

Lincoln City Libraries currently owns this only in downloadable ebook format.


March 7, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap
by Wendy Welch

Additional Particpants: Pat Stephen


imageTitle Discussed: Ratlines
by Stuart Neville


February 28, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
by Neil DeGrasse Tyson


February 21, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Embracing Fry Bread
by Roger Welsch

Additional Participants: Interview with Roger Welsch


February 14, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Graves are Walking
by John Kelly


February 7, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
by Timothy Egan [Biography Curtis]

Additional Participants: Curt Donaldson


imageTitle Discussed: San Miguel
by T.C. Boyle


January 31, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Round About Earth: Circumnavigation From Magellan to Orbit
by Joyce Chaplin [910.41 Cha]

January 24, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War
by David Halberstam


January 17, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America’s Most Perilous Year
by David Von Drehle


January 10, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
by Ben Fountain

Additional Participants: David Williams


imageTitle Discussed: The Great Divergence
by Timothy Noah


January 3, 2013

imageTitle Discussed: Nonbeliever Nation: The Rise of Secular Americans
by David Niose [211.6 Nio]

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