The King's Speech

Anyone who has seen the fine film starring Colin Firth as George VI, who assumed the British throne in 1936, and Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue, the innovative speech therapist who taught the monarch to master his debilitating stutter, will welcome this chronicle, based upon Logue's diaries and correspondence, of the real events behind the drama.

July 24: On this day in 1725 John Newton, the slave trader-preacher who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace," was born.

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