Secret Lives of the Tsars

Michael Farquhar moves from the scandals of Great Britain's royal history to the thrillingly excessive  story of Russia's Romanov dynasty.  From Peter the Great through Catherine II (and yes, her lovers) to Rasputin and the fate of Nicholas and Alexandra, this is history as pure diversion.

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

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