Mike Thomson explores a document pointing at American treachery prior to Pearl Harbour.
The Jack Reacher author Lee Child investigates the unusual life of author John D Macdonald
A reappraisal of Raymond Chandler, the Englishman who invented the PI as we know him.
Matthew Parris meets financial guru Alvin Hall, whose hero is James Baldwin.
Michael Goldfarb looks at the history of rude, violent debate that has marked US politics.
Discussing America's continuing issues with race & whether he's left Easy Rawlins behind.
As part of the BBC's India season, Michael Berkeley's guest is writer Amitav Ghosh.
James Naughtie talks to the Indian writer Amitav Ghosh.
Michael Berkeley's guests is writer on families Andrew Solomon.
American author Ben Lerner on his novel Leaving the Atocha Station. With James Naughtie
Why do journalists flock to Washington for the presidential election?
Physicist Brian Cox tells Matthew Parris how Carl Sagan's Cosmos TV show changed his life.
Carter first sitting president to attend Met opera.
Carter reshuffles his team of advisers.
Writer and comedy star Rhona Cameron champions Charles Bukowski.
The acclaimed chef and writer talks to John Wilson in August 2000
The parallels between the leadership of President Clinton and Felipe Gonzalez of Spain.
Newt Gingrich becomes Speaker of the US House of Representatives.
The United Nations intervention in Bosnia, and the hesitation of Bill Clinton.
President Clinton visits China, considering US - Chinese relations and Nixon's 1972 visit.
The prosperity and popularity of President Clinton.
Contrasting Clinton's high approval rating with the widespread belief that he's lying.
Did Bill Clinton use family and political influence to avoid being drafted during Vietnam?
Paula Jones' civil prosecution of Clinton for an alleged 1991 sexual assault thrown out.
Allegations that Clinton persuaded Monica Lewinsky to give false testimony examined.
"White is catching gay life at a key moment when it's developing in very different ways"
Should Americans celebrate, or be embarrased by, Columbus Day?
The writer and critic DJ Taylor profiles Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code.
Writer and comedian David Baddiel explores the life of novelist John Updike.
Behind the scenes directing a world premiere theatre adaptation of Toni Morrison’s Jazz