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Nick Schenkel's WBAA Book Reviews
16 minutes | Nov 27, 2011
The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes novel
London, 1890. 221B Baker St. A fine art dealer, Edmund Carstairs visits Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson to beg for their help. He is being menaced by a strange man in a flat cap - a wanted criminal who seems to have followed him all the way from America. In the days that follow, his home is robbed, his family is threatened. And then the first murder.
11 minutes | Nov 16, 2011
The Founding Foodies: How Washington, Jefferson and Franklin Revolutionized American Cuisine
Food writer Dave DeWitt describes how some of America's most famous colonial leaders not only established America's political destiny, but also revolutionized the very foods we eat.
13 minutes | Nov 9, 2011
The sports auto-biography of one of the greatest tennis players of this generation, Rafael Nadal.
10 minutes | Nov 2, 2011
Divided Paths: Common Ground
This new book by author Angie Klink, tells the story of Mary Matthews and Lella Gaddis, two pioneering Purdue women who introduced science into the home.
10 minutes | Oct 26, 2011
How To Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less
A book by the young American woman Sarah Glidden, this is a true story of her birthright tour of Israel with a friend. It's presented in a graphic format.
11 minutes | Oct 20, 2011
Other Heartbreaks: Stories
This is the latest collection of short stories by Purdue Professor Patricia Henley.
14 minutes | Oct 12, 2011
Writing Personal Notes and Letters
Author Jennifer Williams and the editors of "Victoria" magazine help you pick the right words for any occasion. Examples of memorable and appropriate letters for every situation are included, providing both help and inspiration.
11 minutes | Oct 5, 2011
Every Thing On It
This is the newest collection of poems and drawings from the late Shel Silverstein.
12 minutes | Sep 29, 2011
Pop goes Korea: Behind the Revolution in Movies, Music and Internet Culture
Author Mark James Russell illustrates the largely untold story of Pop Culture in Korea.
9 minutes | Sep 22, 2011
Fair Culture: Images from Indiana Fairs
Author and photographer Harold Lee Miller has put together a collection of over 100, full page photos taken at county and state fairs across Indiana.
13 minutes | Sep 15, 2011
102 Minutes: The Unforgettable Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers
Written by two New York Times journalists this book is a very personal narrative of many of the survivors from the Towers.
12 minutes | Sep 7, 2011
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul
The chairman, president and CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, has offered an intimate look into his role transforming Starbucks in two years to sustainable and profitable growth.
12 minutes | Aug 25, 2011
The Witch of Hebron
It's a sequel to the novel A World Made by Hand. It's another work of speculative fiction, in the not too distant future, and depicts American life after the end of oil, climate change, global pandemics and resource wars.
16 minutes | Aug 17, 2011
Sudden Fiction International: 60 Short-Short Stories
Part of the "Sudden Fiction" series, this is a collection of short, mini-dramas.
10 minutes | Aug 11, 2011
Guidebook for the Scientific Traveler: Visiting Physics and Chemistry Sites Across America
This is a non-conventional travel book written by Indianapolis teacher Duane Nickell. It's a one of a kind guidebook for the traveler interested in physics and chemistry topics.
8 minutes | Aug 2, 2011
Go The F--- to Sleep
"Oh it's THAT book!" The book that we can't say the title of on the air, the book written by Adam Mansbach for tired parents everywhere. It's a small, slim volume, illustrated much like a children's book, but it's for parents who just want their child to go to sleep.
9 minutes | Jul 28, 2011
The Reading Promise: My Father and the Books we Shared
Author Alice Ozma recalls the time she and her father spent reading aloud together.
16 minutes | Jul 20, 2011
How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
Astronomer Mike Brown gives a glimpse into exploration, science and discovery, and how the author's discovery led to the demotion of Pluto from a 'real' planet to a dwarf planet.
0 minutes | Jul 13, 2011
Author M.T. Anderson imagines a society in the not-too-distant future, dominated by the 'feed'. It's a next generation internet that is directly hard-wired into the brain at birth. Feed is this summer's One Great Read for the Lafayette area.
10 minutes | Jul 7, 2011
She Walks In Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems
Caroline Kennedy has collected this series of poems depicting a woman's journey.
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