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World War II

Conversations: Pam Jenoff, "The Woman with the Blue Star"

On this edition of Conversations, Pam Jenoff talks with host Dan Skinner about her latest work of historical fiction, “The Woman with the Blue Star.” Jenoff is the author of several books of historical fiction, including the bestsellers “The Orphan’s Tale” and “The Lost Girls of Paris.” She is an authority on World War II history and the Holocaust.


Conversations: Lisa Scottoline, "Eternal"

On this edition of Conversations, Lisa Scottoline talks with host Dan Skinner about her first historical novel, "Eternal." Set in Rome during the 20-year rise and fall of Mussolini, the novel follows the lives of Elisabetta, Marco, and Sandro, who grew up as best friends despite their differences. Scottoline is the #1 bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of thirty-three novels.  


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.


Conversations: Mary Jo McConahay, "The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II"

On this edition of Conversations, Mary Jo McConahay joins us to talk about her latest book, The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II. McConahay is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in numerous publications including Time, Newsweek, Vogue, Rolling Stone, and Salon, just to name a few.


"Kansas Profile" Series: How Native Americans Helped Win World War II

Along with other Native Americans, Navajo Code Talker Chester Nez helped America win the war in the Pacific during World War II.  After the war, he studied at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence.  (Flickr_Fronteras-Desk)

It was kept secret for more than 20 years after the end of World War II, but Native American soldiers were a key factor in America's victory over the Japanese in the Pacific. Many people now know the story of the Navajo Code Talkers. In this guest commentary, we hear about one of those Native American heroes who had ties to Kansas.  

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