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Hear best-selling authors talking about their new books, from some of the top book and author podcast shows

Live: Douglas Brinkley Podcasts Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America

In his book The Wilderness Warrior, Brinkley celebrated Theodore Roosevelt’s spirit of outdoor exploration and bold vision to protect 234 million acres of wild America. Now, in Rightful Heritage, he turns his attention to another indefatigable environmental leader, Theodore’s distant cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to chronicle his essential yet undersung legacy as the founder of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and the premier protector of America’s public lands.

Live: Jeffery Deaver Podcasts The Steel Kiss

In this new blockbuster thriller, forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme, and his colleague Amelia Sachs find themselves up against one of their most formidable opponents ever: a brilliant killer who turns common products into murder weapons. As the body count threatens to grow, Sachs and Rhyme must race against the clock to unmask his identity – and discover his mission.

Live: Chris Bohjalian Podcasts The Guest Room

“A good man’s momentary moral lapse plunges his happy, prosperous life into a nightmare of murderous gangsters and remorseless sex traffickers. Bohjalian’s deftness as a storyteller is on full display here, as he couples the urgency of a compulsively readable crime thriller with a quiet meditation on the meaning of family and relationships; the painstaking, quotidian, essential business of how we win love, and how swiftly we can lose it.” – Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize winning author of March

Live: Adam Makos Podcasts Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice

A white New Englander from the country-club scene, Tom Hudner passed up Harvard to fly fighters for his country. An African American sharecropper’s son from Mississippi, Jesse Brown became the navy’s first black carrier pilot, defending a nation that wouldn’t even serve him in a bar. While much of America remained divided by segregation, Jesse and Tom joined forces as wingmen in Fighter Squadron 32, and when one of the duo was shot down behind enemy lines and pinned in his burning plane, the other faced an unthinkable choice: watch his friend die or attempt history’s most audacious one-man rescue mission.