Category Archives: History

Charles Glass: The Deserters

PLAY The Deserters Played 3:30 July 5 2013

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Defying Evil

PLAY SHOW This week’s CRoB Ben Wood talks to Ian Williams about “Defying Evil:” A fascinating book which is revelatory about two subjects, WWII and the Holocaust which one would have thought was completely written up. Mussolini’s Italian Army defends … Continue reading

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House in France, Unfrocked priest and Apocalypses now and then!

This Saturday 23 July on WJFF’s Catskill Review of Books at 7 pm WJFF’s Catskill Review of Books Ian Williams talks to Gully Wells about her book A House in France, a fun and fascinating memoir of the life her … Continue reading

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Quiet Chaos for the end of the World Day!

Saturday, 21 May at 7:00 pm Ian talks to Internationally acclaimed Italian author Sandro Veronesi about his novel. Quiet Chaos newly translated into English And later, Mark Kurlansky, on a “World without Fish,” and Thomas Asbridge on “The Crusades,” China … Continue reading

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Do As We Say, Not As We Do

This week’s Catskill Review of Books, 6:30 pm Saturday 23 April, has Ian Williams talking to Garrett Peck about his book “Prohibition in Washington DC” demonstrating the perennial practice of Congress forbidding unto others what it enjoys itself! WJFF 90/5 … Continue reading

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Dead Yard!

This week, Saturday 6:30 pm on WJFF 90.5 FM, and streaming and podcast on http://wjffradio.org on The Catskill Review of Books Ian Williams talks to Ian Thomson about his book The Dead Yard, his exploration of Jamaica, talking to Rastas, … Continue reading

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Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Saturday 19 March the Catskill Review of Books is at a new time of 6:30 pm on WJFF 90.5 FM and streaming on http:wjffradio.org This week as we contemplate the results of lack of nuclear candor in Japan Ian Williams … Continue reading

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Back to Our Future!

This week’s Catskill Review of Books at 2:30 Saturday 12 March on 90.5 FM and podcast/streaming on http://wjffradio.org features Ian Williams discussing David Sirota’s new book “Back to Our Future,” in which he traces the continuing baleful influence of the … Continue reading

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Wall Street – and the Wall!

This Saturday 20 November At 2:30 the Catskill Review of Books follows the money. Former Reagan appointee Robert A Monks has spent decades inveighing against the despotic excesses of America’s CEOs, Ian Williams talks to him about his latest book … Continue reading

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The Passport in America

Saturday 6th November Today on WJJFF 90.5 FM and http://wjffradio.org/ at 14:30 EST and podcast/streaming on the Catskill Review of Books, Ian Williams explores with Craig Robertson how the US passport morphed from a personal letter of introduction from the … Continue reading

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