Assignment to Hell: The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle chronicles the stories of those five newspapermen who risked their lives on the frontlines to bring Americans the headlines. Bob speaks with the book’s author, Timothy Gay.
Then, on June 5th, Venus passed directly between the sun and the earth. 243 years ago, this same astronomical event changed the history of navigation techniques. Science writer Mark Anderson charts this remarkable story in his new book The Day the World Discovered the Sun: An Extraordinary Story of Scientific Adventure and the Race to Track the Transit of Venus. [Broadcast Date: June 26, 2012]
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