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Conversations: Michael J. Gerhardt, "Lincoln's Mentors: The Education of a Leader"

On this edition of Conversations, Michael J. Gerhardt talks with host Dan Skinner about “Lincoln’s Mentors: The Education of a Leader.” Gerhardt is a professor of Jurisprudence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Among his many credits, he has testified more than 20 times before Congress.

Conversations: Dan Pucci & Graig Cavallo, "American Cider: A Modern Guide to a Historic Beverage"

On this edition of Conversations, Dan Pucci and Graig Cavallo talk with host Dan Skinner about "American Cider: A Modern Guide to a Historic Beverage." Pucci is one of the nation's leading cider experts. He was the founding beverage director at New York City's first cider bar and restaurant, and has since traveled the country in a continued pursuit of cider education, awareness, and research.

Conversations: David O. Stewart, "George Washington: The Political Rise of America's Founding Father"

On this edition of Conversations, David O. Stewart talks with host Dan Skinner about “George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father.” Stewart turned to writing after a career practicing constitutional and criminal law in Washington, DC. He is a national bestselling and award-winning author of four previous books on American history and three historical novels.


 

Conversations: Michelle Commander, "Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition"

On this edition of Conversations, Michelle D. Commander talks with host Dan Skinner about “UNSUNG: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition.” Commander is Associate Director and Curator of the Lapidus Center at Harlem, New York’s Schomburg Center. The book features slave and abolition narratives that provide a bigger picture of slaves' lives and efforts to end slavery. 

Conversations: Ian Rosenberg, "The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms"

On this edition of Conversations, Ian Rosenberg talks with host Dan Skinner about “The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms.” Rosenberg is a media lawyer and Emmy-Nominated filmmaker, who teaches media law at Brooklyn College and has worked as a legal counsel for ABC News since 2003.


Conversations: Ann Bausum, "Ensnared in the Wolf's Lair: Inside the 1944 Plot to Kill Hitler and the Ghost Children of His Revenge"

On this edition of Conversations, Ann Bausum talks with host Dan Skinner about “Ensnared in the Wolf's Lair: Inside the 1944 Plot to Kill Hitler and the Ghost Children of His Revenge.” Bausum is an award-winning children's book author who brings history to life by connecting readers to personal stories from the past that echo in the present day.


Sandy Tolan, "The Lemon Tree"

On this edition of Conversations, Sandy Tolan talks with host Dan Skinner about a new edition of his bestselling book, “The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East,” designed for young readers. Tolan is also the author of “Children of the Stone: The Power of Music,” and “Me & Hank: A Boy and His Hero, Twenty-five Years Later.” 


Conversations: Gordon Javna, "The Greatest Know on Earth: Curiosities, Rarities & Amazing Oddities"

On this edition of Conversations, Gordon Javna talks with host Dan Skinner about “Uncle John’s Greatest Know on Earth: Curiosities, Rarities & Amazing Oddities.” Javna is the editor-in-chief and publisher of the “Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader” series, which has become the longest-running, most popular series of its kind in the publishing industry with over 15 million copies in print. 


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