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Booktalk: Historian Richard Rhodes, author of “John James Audubon: The Making of an American”

Posted: November 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm by , in Booktalk, Featured, Metro Arts

John James Audubon is best known for his books of 435 life-size drawings of American birds. He came here in the early 1800s from France with a talent for drawing and an abiding interest in birds. He would spend several decades traveling this country into many remote corners back when it was mostly wilderness. Historian Richard Rhodes‘ newest book is “Hell and Good Company.”

 

Top authors are interviewed on this 10-minute program that captures their words about their books and ideas and often the story behind the story. The show, hosted by Diana Korte and engineered by Gene Korte, is in its 20th year of production.