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Title: A. Meleagrou-Hitchens, "Incitement: Anwar al-Awlaki’s Western Jihad" (Harvard UP, 2020)

Kate Buford, “Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe” (Bison Books, 2012)

August 1st, 2012

If you watched the U.S. broadcast of the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, you may have heard Matt Lauer and Bob Costas mention Jim Thorpe during… Go to Episode

Anne Sebba, “That Woman: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor” (St. Martin’s Press, 2012)

July 17th, 2012

The story of Wallis Simpson and the Duke of Windsor is more often than not presented as a great love story: she is the woman for whom the King gave up… Go to Episode

Elizabeth Goldsmith, “The King’s Mistresses” (PublicAffairs, 2012)

June 29th, 2012

As Elizabeth Goldsmith writes in The King’s Mistresses: The Liberated Lives of Marie Mancini, Princess Colonna, and Her Sister Hortense, Duchess… Go to Episode

Nancy Hargrove, “T.S. Eliot’s Parisian Year” (University of Florida Press, 2010)

June 15th, 2012

When it comes to writers and artists, biography plays a provocative role–yielding insight into both artistic influences and origins. This is especially… Go to Episode