My First Coup d'Etat

John Dramani Mahama chronicles his childhood during the post-independence "lost dacades" of Ghana's history when his father, a minister of state, languished in prison and political power passed through the hands of one dictator after another. How this young boy grew up to become vice president of his nation is an inspiring story that mirrors the country's journey from chaos to order.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.