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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Ever wonder whether you would survive a disaster? Amanda Ripley discusses how science and real-life stories can help you answer that question. Also, Lee Child’s latest Jack Reacher thriller. And Guillaume Canet on adapting Harlan Coben’s novel for the silver screen. Plus, an epidemiologist who believes that the billions spent on preventing AIDS isn’t going to the people who need it most.

Guests:

Guillaume Canet, Lee Child, Harlan Coben and Amanda Ripley

Tell No One

Guillaume Canet discusses adapting and directing Harlan Coben’s bestselling novel, Tell No One, for the silver screen. The thriller has already received critical and commercial success in France. It’s the story of a pediatrician who, still devastated by the savage murder of his wife, receives an anonymous email that ...

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Lee Child’s 12th Jack Reacher Novel

Lee Child’s Jack Reacher mystery books are enormously popular. The 12th novel in the series, Nothing to Lose, finds the ex-military policeman uncovering a plan that involves the war in Iraq and an apocalyptic sect bent on ushering in the end of the world.

Event: Lee Child will ...

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International AIDS Prevention Efforts

The Bush administration has committed 45 billion taxpayer dollars to international AIDS programs. And while there is more funding for AIDS programming than ever before, epidemiologist Elizabeth Pisani believes that the money doesn’t go to the people who need it most. Her new book is The Wisdom of Whores: ...

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Would You Survive?

Most people have fantasized about what it would be like to go through a disaster and whether they would survive. Using respected science and real stories, Amanda Ripley illuminates these two questions in The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes – and Why.

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