biography

https://www.twelvebooks.com/titles/susan-page/the-matriarch/9781549170010/

"The Matriarch,” published on April 2, tells the story of Barbara Bush, a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political era. This biography is informed by more than 100 interviews with Bush friends and family members, hours of conversation with Mrs. Bush herself in the final six months of her life, and access to her diaries that spanned decades.

https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Frederick-Douglass/David-W-Blight/9781416590316

We speak with author David Blight, whose award-winning biography "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" explores the life of one of the most consequential leaders of the 19th century.

http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Moralist/Patricia-OToole/9780743298094

We speak with acclaimed biographer Patricia O’Toole about her new book and why the life and times of Wilson are particularly relevant in today’s world. (O’Toole is a Maine author – she lives in Camden.)

Guest: Patricia O’Toole is the author of five books, including When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt after the White House, and The Five of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His Friends, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. 

  The story of a man who turned a hunting trip that resulted in wet and sore feet into a huge, iconic company. Hear a conversation with Jim Witherell the author of a new biography of Leon Leonwood "L. L." Bean on the cusp of the 100th anniversary of the sale of the first Maine Hunting Shoe.

This call-in program was hosted by Keith Shortall, who, along with the listening public, directed questions to Jim Witherell about his book, L.L. Bean: The Man and His Company.