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December 18, 2009
The World in Time: Here Be Dragons
The 1507 Waldseemüller Map included the first cartographic representation of a very small sliver of land called “America.” Toby Lester explains how this extraordinary map came to be in his book The Fourth Part of the World.
December 1, 2009
The World in Time: Drunk History
If you drink water, Pericles said, you’ll never write anything wise. Iain Gately discusses his new book Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol.
November 16, 2009
The World in Time: Roosevelt, The Great Protector
Roosevelt was as passionate about preserving the wilderness as he was about hunting in it. Douglas Brinkley talks to Lewis Lapham about his latest book, The Wilderness Warrior.
October 29, 2009
The World in Time: The Perils of War
Thucydides described disasters that “have occurred and always will occur as long as the nature of mankind remains the same.” Donald Kagan reconsiders the life of the historian in his book Thucydides: The Reinvention of History.
October 20, 2009
The World in Time: Patrick Tyler Discusses the Middle East with Lewis Lapham
Patrick Tyler is chief correspondent for The New York Times and the author, most recently, of A World of Trouble: The White House and the Middle East—from the Cold War to the War on Terror.
October 19, 2009
The World in Time: Stephen Mihm Discusses Funny Money with Lewis Lapham
Stephen Mihm is Associate Professor of History at the University of Georgia and the author of A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States.
September 29, 2009
The World in Time: Lewis Lapham Discusses Public Scandal with Susan Wise Bauer
Susan Wise Bauer, founder of the Peace Hill Press, teaches writing and American literature at the College of William and Mary. She is the author of The Art of the Public Grovel.
September 16, 2009
Lewis Lapham Discusses Henry Ford with Greg Grandin
Greg Grandin, a professor of history at New York University, is the author, most recently, of Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City. He serves on the editorial committee of the North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).
September 2, 2009
The World in Time: Liaquat Ahamed Examines the Causes of the Great Depression
Liaquat Ahamed is the author of Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, a book about the causes of the Great Depression. Mr. Ahamed has been a professional investment manager for twenty-five years.
August 31, 2009
Audio Exclusive: Robert Pinsky Reads Thoreau
From 1997 to 2000, Robert Pinsky served as the United States Poet Laureate and as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. His newest book is Essential Pleasures, an anthology with accompanying CD that revives a great American tradition: the joy of reciting poetry aloud.