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Just the Best Literature

Hosted by Dennis Leap

Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.

#140: George Washington Faces Conflict Within His Cabinet

Aired Monday, December 31, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   28 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and 60-plus panel member Deborah Leap discuss the problems George Washington faced with cabinet members’ desiring to establish a two-party system for America.

#139: The Washingtons’ Vision for the U.S. Federal Government and the Culture of the Presidency

Aired Monday, December 24, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and 60-plus panel member Deborah Leap discuss the effort and personal sacrifice George and Martha Washington expended to lay the foundation of the new American government and office of the presidency.

#138: George and Martha Washington as First President and First Lady

Aired Monday, December 17, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   29 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and 60-plus panel member Deborah Leap discuss Mrs. Barbara Bush, as well as George and Martha Washington’s lives as first president and first lady.

#137: George and Martha Washington at Valley Forge

Aired Monday, December 10, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap and 60-plus panel member Deborah Leap discuss the funeral of George Herbert Walker Bush, followed by a discussion of George and Martha Washington’s support of the troops during America’s war with Britain.

#136: George Washington: Architect and Builder

Aired Monday, December 3, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses George Washington as a skilled architect and builder.

#135: George Washington: Agricultural Pioneer

Aired Monday, November 26, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   25 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses George Washington as one of America’s first agricultural pioneers.

#134: George Washington: Man of Noble Principles, Part 2

Aired Monday, November 19, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   25 minutes

Host Dennis Leap continues discussing George Washington’s treatment of slaves and disgust for slavery.

#133: George Washington: Man of Noble Principles

Aired Monday, November 12, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses George Washington’s noble qualities of character in his physical appearance, manners and dress, and begins a discussion on Washington’s hatred of chattel slavery.

#132: Introducing Martha Washington, Part 2

Aired Monday, November 5, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, with 60-plus panel member Deborah Leap, discusses fascinating historical facts concerning Martha Washington’s family and her first husband, Daniel Custis.

#131: Introducing Martha Washington

Aired Monday, October 29, 2018   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   25 minutes

Host Dennis Leap, with 60 plus panel member Deborah Leap, discuss fascinating historical facts concerning George Washington’s wife Martha.