by Ron Chernow
December 20, 2010 Even in boom times, family conversations about politics, money and race tend to be explosive, and arguments get even more heated when times are tough. Consuming this year's feast of great nonfiction books will deepen your knowledge of our struggling world — and maybe guarantee victory at the dinner table.
October 9, 2010 Reserved, remote, elusive and enigmatic, the childless Father of Our Country seems to many of us to have been born middle-aged, in uniform, with powdered hair and false teeth, atop his famous steed, Old Nelson. But in Washington: A Life, Ron Chernow makes the first president human again.
Gilbert Stuart's famous "Landsdowne portrait" of George Washington, painted in 1796.
AP/National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
October 5, 2010 Abigail Adams said that "simple truth" was George Washington's "greatest eulogy," and Ron Chernow proves it in his captivating new biography. Chernow keeps his distance from the founding father's mythology, and instead examines his foibles and triumphs.
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December 29, 2004 Fluctuations in the nation's economic climate have left many in business to seek new ways of coping. As usual, dozens of authors have stepped forward with strategies of how to thrive in today's economy. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and Randall Rothenberg of Strategy and Business magazine.
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