My contribution to National Geographic’s My Town series, where writers and photographers reflect on the places they live. This is about a remote village in England which has preserved a way of life that is disappearing elsewhere.
The U.S. Army lifted its ban on women in combat roles only last year. But more than 70 years ago, a group of intrepid women was recruited to fight alongside men as agents by a secret British organization called the Special Operations Executive (SOE).
Talking from her home in Palo Alto, California, Adrienne Mayor explains what Johnny Depp has in common with Amazons, why the Amazon spirit is breaking out all over pop culture, and who invented trousers.
News from Booktalk: all the latest author Q&A’s.
The latest on Book Talk from National Geographic on rewinding;jaguars; a doomed American Arctic expedition; and the riddle behind Ebola.
My recent articles for National Geographic about the Scottish referendum on independence ….Why Scotland Might Break Away From The United Kingdom; Scotland Says No to Independence; and From Referendum to Reconciliation
Phew! It’s been a busy month at National Geographic Book Talk. Among the writers I have interviewed are Judy Bachrach, author of Glimpsing Heaven, about ‘death travelers’, who have been to the other side and returned to tell the tale; Ramita Navai, British-Iranian author of City of Lies, a fabulous book that takes readers inside [...]
A selection of Book Talk Q&A’s from National Geographic
Animals in World War One
The Great War, as it came to be known, lasted four years, from 1914 to 1918. But its aftereffects haunted Europe and the rest of the world through the 20th century—and are still felt in our own times.