Friday, February 12, 2010
David Rose is the advertising director of Sexually, I’m More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books, the second compilation of personal ads from the LRB. He edited 2006’s They Call Me Naughty Lola and is an editor for the London Review of Books. Next, photographer Jennifer Greenburg spent the past 8 years traveling the U.S. documenting the Rockabillies, a small subculture celebrating the style and sound of post-war 1950s America. Her book, The Rockabillies, is published by The University of Chicago Press. Then, in this week’s installment of our ongoing series This I Believe, Bob talks with curator Dan Gediman about the essay of Harry S. Truman. He was the 33rd President of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953. Born and raised in Missouri, Truman was a farmer, businessman, World War I veteran and U. S. senator. As President, his order to drop atomic bombs on Japan helped end World War II.