Today we’ll meet one of the most interesting, powerful, maligned women in history – Catherine the Great , with introductions made by her latest biographer, Richard Massie.
Maggie Linton looks back at a gilded age with author Amor Towles and his book Rules of Civility .
And finally, a story about another girl with a dream – this one starts in Illinois and ends up on the TV show Glee. Jane Lynch tells her own story in her memoir, Happy Accidents .
But first, Maggie has the top-ten Science and Technology downloads from audible.com. [Original Broadcast Date: January 17, 2011]
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