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Monday, May 07, 2007

Two Washington Post reporters examine the complex personality and politics of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Then, we hear the true story of a terrible farm accident, and the revolutionary medical care it inspired. Later on, Lebanese author Elias Khoury tells us about his epic novel about Palestinian life. And David Talbot delves into Bobby Kennedy’s quest to find out who killed his brother.


Elias Khoury and David Talbot

The Complex Life of Clarence Thomas

Washington Post reporters Kevin Merida and Michael A. Fletcher examine the life of Justice Clarence Thomas. Based on interviews with Thomas’s family and colleagues, their book Supreme Discomfort explores the complex personality and controversial image of the country’s second African-American Supreme Court Justice.

Supreme Discomfort is available for purchase at ...

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A Farm Accident, and a Medical Miracle

Michael McCarthy reports on the incredible real-life story of an Illinois corn farmer who was so badly burned that only his feet--protected by new steel-toe boots--escaped injury. And he explains the extraordinary medical care the accident inspired, in The Sun Farmer.

The Sun Farmer is available for purchase at


An Epic Palestinian Story

Lebanese author Elias Khoury talks about his epic novel about Palestinian life: Gate of the Sun.

Gate of the Sun is available for purchase at

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Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years

David Talbot re-examines JFK’s assassination, and Bobby Kennedy’s secret quest to solve his brother’s murder.

Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years is available for purchase at

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