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Title: A Very Square Peg: A Podcast Series about Polymath Robert Eisler. Episode 9: Vanity of Vanities

Rosamund Bartlett, “Tolstoy: A Russia Life” (Houghton Mifflin, 2011)

November 4th, 2011

I vividly recall a time in my life–especially my late teens and early twenties–when I thought I could be anyone but had no idea which anyone… Go to Episode

Alan Nadel, “August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle” (University of Iowa Press, 2010)

May 30th, 2011

Many scholars consider August Wilson to be the premier American playwright of the 20th Century. Alan Nadel is surely one of their number. In the early… Go to Episode

Alan Nadel, “August Wilson: Completing the Twentieth-Century Cycle” (University of Iowa Press, 2010)

May 30th, 2011

Many scholars consider August Wilson to be the premier American playwright of the 20th Century. Alan Nadel is surely one of their number. In the early… Go to Episode

Jonathan Steinberg, “Bismarck: A Life” (Oxford UP, 2011)

May 24th, 2011

What is the role of personality in shaping history? Shortly before the beginning of the First World War, the German sociologist Max Weber puzzled over… Go to Episode