My Conversation With James Lacey, Author Of The Washington War: FDR’s Inner Circle And The Politics Of Power That Won World War II

Click Here To Listen The Office Of The Citizen-James Lacey To Learn More Visit TuneIn.Com: The Office Of The Citizen Twitter: OfficeCitizen1 Instagram: TheOfficeOfTheCitizenDotCom Facebook: DrAlvin.Com. https://www.GoFundMe.com/The-Office-Of-The-Citizen Have the best day ever! A Team of Rivals for World War II—the inside story of how FDR and the towering personalities around him waged war in the corridors of Washington, D.C., to secure ultimate victory on the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific. The Washington War is the story of how the Second World War was fought and won in the capital’s halls of power—and how the United States, which in December 1941 had a nominal army and a decimated naval fleet, was able in only thirty [...]

By |June 6th, 2019|Biography, Government, History, Military, Politics, Travel, War|Comments Off on My Conversation With James Lacey, Author Of The Washington War: FDR’s Inner Circle And The Politics Of Power That Won World War II

My Conversation With Thomas Lockley, Author Of African Samurai: The True Story Of Yasuke, A Legendary Black Warrior In Feudal Japan

Click Here To Listen Thomas Lockley The remarkable life of history’s first foreign-born samurai, and his astonishing journey from Northeast Africa to the heights of Japanese society. When Yasuke arrived in Japan in the late 1500s, he had already traveled much of the known world. Kidnapped as a child, he had ended up a servant and bodyguard to the head of the Jesuits in Asia, with whom he traversed India and China learning multiple languages as he went. His arrival in Kyoto, however, literally caused a riot. Most Japanese people had never seen an African man before, and many of them saw him as the embodiment of the black-skinned (in local tradition) Buddha. Among those [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|Africa, African Americans, Ancient, Asia, Biography, Military, Travel, Uncategorized, War|Comments Off on My Conversation With Thomas Lockley, Author Of African Samurai: The True Story Of Yasuke, A Legendary Black Warrior In Feudal Japan

My Conversation With Carrie Miller, Author Of 100 Dives Of A Lifetime

Click Here To Listen Carrie Miller 100 Dives Explore 100 breathtaking scuba diving sites around the world--from the cenotes of Mexico to the best wreck in Micronesia--through stunning National Geographic photography, expert tips, and cutting-edge travel advice. Filled with more than 350 images from National Geographic, 100 Dives of a Lifetime provides the ultimate bucket list for ardent scuba divers and aspirational travelers alike. From diving with manta rays at night in Kona, Hawaii, and swimming with hammerheads of Cocos Island in Costa Rica to exploring caves in Belize's Lighthouse Atoll and diving beneath the ice floes of Antarctica, this exquisite inspirational book is filled with beautiful imagery, marine life guides, trusted travel tips, and [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|Travel|Comments Off on My Conversation With Carrie Miller, Author Of 100 Dives Of A Lifetime

My Conversation With Edward Lee, Author Of Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey To Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine

Click Here To Listen Edward Lee “Thoughtful, well researched, and truly moving. Shines a light on what it means to cook and eat American food, in all its infinitely nuanced and ever-evolving glory.” —Anthony Bourdain American food is the story of mash-ups. Immigrants arrive, cultures collide, and out of the push-pull come exciting new dishes and flavors. But for Edward Lee, who, like Anthony Bourdain or Gabrielle Hamilton, is as much a writer as he is a chef, that first surprising bite is just the beginning. What about the people behind the food? What about the traditions, the innovations, the memories? A natural-born storyteller, Lee decided to hit the road and spent two years uncovering [...]

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My Conversation With Nioucha Homayoonfar, Author Of Taking Cover

Click Here To Listen Nioucha Homayoonfar This coming-of-age memoir, set during the Iranian Revolution, tells the true story of a young girl who moves to Tehran from the U.S. and has to adjust to living in a new country, learning a new language, and starting a new school during one of the most turbulent periods in Iran's history. When five-year-old Nioucha Homayoonfar moves from the U.S. to Iran in 1976, its open society means a life with dancing, women's rights, and other freedoms. But soon the revolution erupts and the rules of life in Iran change. Religion classes become mandatory. Nioucha has to cover her head and wear robes. Opinions at school are not welcome. [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|Biography, History, Travel, War, Women, Youth|Comments Off on My Conversation With Nioucha Homayoonfar, Author Of Taking Cover

My Conversation With Jack Bishop, Author Of Tasting Italy

Click Here To Listen Jack Bishop-Tasting Italy The experts at America's Test Kitchen and National Geographic bring Italy's magnificent cuisine, culture, and landscapes--and 100 authentic regional recipes--right to your kitchen. Featuring 100 innovative, kitchen-tested recipes, 300 gorgeous color photographs, and 30 maps, this illustrated guide takes you on a captivating journey through the rich history of Italian cuisine, region by region. Rich excerpts feature the origins of celebrated cheeses, the nuances of different wine growing regions, the best farmer's markets in Venice, and more. Intriguing prose illuminates key ingredients, from olive oil and how it's made to the various pasta shapes of Northern Italy. In every region, the food experts at America's Test Kitchen bring [...]

By |October 24th, 2018|Cooking / Food, Travel|Comments Off on My Conversation With Jack Bishop, Author Of Tasting Italy

My Conversation With Georgina Dee, Publishing Director Of DK Eyewitness: Paris

Click Here To Listen Georgina Dee DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooks Find your corner of Paris with this essential travel guide to this beautiful city, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you there before you’ve even packed your case – get a bird’s eye view of Paris from the Eiffel Tower, admire the art at the Louvre and the Pompidou Centre, or take a stroll along the Canal St-Martin. The DK Eyewitness Guide to Paris covers the must-see sights and the hidden corners, so you won’t miss a thing. • Gorgeous, all-new color photography so you can imagine yourself there • Reasons to love Paris: iconic landmarks, mouth-watering [...]

By |October 2nd, 2018|Travel|Comments Off on My Conversation With Georgina Dee, Publishing Director Of DK Eyewitness: Paris

My Conversation With Dylan Thuras, Author of The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide For The World’s Most Adventurous Kid

Click Here To Listen Dylan Thuras Created by the same team behind Atlas Obscura, the #1 New York Times bestseller that has over 600,000 copies in print in its first year, The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide for the World’s Most Adventuruous Kid is a thrillingly imaginative expedition to 100 weird-but-true places on earth. And just as compelling is the way the book is structured—hopscotching from country to country not by location but by type of attraction. For example, visit the site of the Tunguska event in Siberia, where a meteor slammed into the earth in 1908—and then skip over to the Yucatan, ground zero for the ancient meteor crash that caused the mass extinction of [...]

By |September 17th, 2018|Children, Education, Travel, Youth|Comments Off on My Conversation With Dylan Thuras, Author of The Atlas Obscura Explorer’s Guide For The World’s Most Adventurous Kid

My Conversation With Richard Ratay, Author Of Don’t Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History Of The Family Road Trip

Click Here To Listen Richard Ratay Part pop history and part whimsical memoir in the spirit of National Lampoon's Vacation—Don’t Make Me Pull Over! is a nostalgic look at the golden age of family road trips—a halcyon era that culminated in the latter part of the twentieth century, before portable DVD players, iPods, and Google Maps. In the days before cheap air travel, families didn’t so much take vacations as survive them. Between home and destination lay thousands of miles and dozens of annoyances, and with his family Richard Ratay experienced all of them—from being crowded into the backseat with noogie-happy older brothers, to picking out a souvenir only to find that a better one [...]

By |July 27th, 2018|Transportation, Travel|Comments Off on My Conversation With Richard Ratay, Author Of Don’t Make Me Pull Over!: An Informal History Of The Family Road Trip

My Conversation With Kamin Mohammadi, Author Of Bella Figura: How To Live, Love, And Eat The Italian Way

Click Here To Listen Kamin Mohammadi One woman's story of finding beauty, and herself--and a practical guide to living a better life, the Italian way! Kamin Mohammadi, a magazine editor in London, should have been on top of the world. But after heartbreak and loneliness, the stress of her "dream life" was ruining her physical and mental health. Gifted a ticket to freedom--a redundancy package and the offer of a friend's apartment in Florence--Kamin took a giant leap. It did not take her long to notice how differently her new Italian neighbors approached life: enjoying themselves, taking their time to eat and drink, taking their lives at a deliberately slower pace. Filled with wonderful characters--from [...]

By |May 15th, 2018|Cooking / Food, Travel, Women|Comments Off on My Conversation With Kamin Mohammadi, Author Of Bella Figura: How To Live, Love, And Eat The Italian Way