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The Most Famous Man In America

Henry Ward Beecher

We talk with historian Debby Applegate about her acclaimed biography of 19th century evangelist of the “Gospel of Love” Henry Ward Beecher, THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN AMERICA.

Also, an excerpt from our archived interview with Marge Piercy about her novel, SEX WARS, in which Beecher is a character.

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About Francesca Rheannon

Francesca Rheannon is an award-winning independent radio producer. In addition to hosting Writer’s Voice, she’s a freelance reporter for National Public Radio and its affiliates. Recipient of the prestigious Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for reporting on substance abuse issues for her news series, VOICES OF HIV, produced for 88.5 WFCR public radio in western Massachusetts. She is also finishing a book on Provence (PROVINCE OF THE HEART) and working on a memoir of her father, THE ARGONAUTS.

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