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Ralph Blumenthal's "The Believer" tells the beguiling story of John Mack, a renowned Harvard psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize winner whose career came to be defined by his study of people who said they'd had encounters with aliens. Mack believed them, and his life was never the same.By Book Beat – CUNY Podcasts
The beloved Brooklyn Bridge was one of the most daring feats of 19th Century engineering. The man who designed it was equally daring and a paradox of personality. Richard Haw of John Jay College talks about his fascinating new biography, "Engineering America: The Life and Times of John A. Roebling."By Book Beat – CUNY Podcasts
In February 1861, Abraham Lincoln journeyed 13 days and 1,900 miles by rail from his Illinois home to his inauguration in Washington. It was a long, tumultuous and dangerous trip through hundreds of towns where millions saw and heard Lincoln as the country hurtled toward the Civil War. Macaulay Honors College's Ted Widmer tells the dramatic story i…
In her latest collection of poems, Donna Masini, a professor of English at Hunter College, moves back and forth in time--and human experience--as she copes with her younger sister's death and celebrates life through the communal act of movie-watching. She talks with Joe Tirella about 4:30 Movie, which is now out in paperback.…
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