Interviewed by: Mike Pettengell
Catalog Number: 19991110
A free-lance travel writer who has published incisive books on Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, Robert Kaplan now turns his discerning gaze on his own country. An Empire Wilderness: Travels into America's Future is this easterner’s journey into the heartland and to the West Coast to record his observations about the fragmentation and erosion of community. Kaplan reads from this book and talks about his body of work as a whole.
Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses what inspired her exploration of the...
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