The Secret of Chanel No. 5

Tilar Mazzeo's history of the creation and unparalled international success of Coco Chanel's signature scent travels from Paris to New Jersey to the pastoral flower plantations where the raw ingredients of the perfume originated. What was Chanel's secret? You'll be surprised.

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.

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