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Tuesday, February 09, 2010

On today’s show, we’ll take a look into the world of corporate espionage. And bestselling author Alex Berenson talks about his latest thriller The Midnight House. Then, Maaza Mengiste discusses her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, which is set in Addis Ababa before the revolution in the 1970s. Also, The New Yorker’s longtime Beijing correspondent, Peter Hessler tells us about his seven-year road trip around China, and what it means that automobiles have replaced bicycles as the favored mode of transportation there.

The Secret World of Corporate Espionage

Eamon Javers discusses the rise of corporate spying, which has stretched into almost every industry in almost every corner of the globe. In Broker, Trader, Lawyer, Spy: The Secret World of Corporate Espionage, he delves into the checkered history of corporate spying, looks at the methods—from setting up fake ...

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Midnight House

Bestselling author Alex Berenson, one of the world's best new thriller writers, talks about his latest novel, The Midnight House, about his return character CIA agent John Wells, who must find out who is killing CIA agents involved in interrogating terrorists at a secret base in Poland.

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Beneath the Lion’s Gaze

Pushcart Prize nominee Maaza Mengiste discusses her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze. It tells the story of a father and two sons living in Addis Abbas in 1974, and of a family unraveling in the wake of Ethiopia’s revolution.

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Country Driving

Peter Hessler, longtime Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, talks about his seven-year road trip around China, tracking how the automobile and improved roads were transforming the country. In Country Driving, he describes his trips to the Tibetan plateau, to the small farming village Sancha, and to Lishui, a ...

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