Young Mr. Roosevelt

FDR's introduction to politics was one of turmoil and rude awakenings, yet his reformer spirit endured, as seen in this this enlightening biography of the playboy-turned-president's rise to fame during World War I. 

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.