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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.

#149: Hero Finds His Arabic Hero, Part 2

Aired Monday, March 11, 2019   ·   08:00 AM CDT   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap describes the development of the strong bond between Lawrence and Feisal, as recounted in Michael Korda’s book Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia.

#148: Hero Finds His Arabic Hero

Aired Monday, March 4, 2019   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses the first meeting between T. E. Lawrence and Emir Feisal, as discussed in Michael Korda’s book Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia.

#147: Who Is This Extraordinary Pip-squeak?, Part 2

Aired Monday, February 25, 2019   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses T. E. Lawrence’s leadership skills—his fearlessness, strong will, ability to think deeply, skill at sizing up the character of others, and more—from Chapter 1 of Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, by Michael Korda.

#146: Who Is This Extraordinary Pip-squeak?

Aired Monday, February 18, 2019   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses the historical background behind Chapter 1 of Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia, by Michael Korda.

#145: Introduction to the Life of Lawrence of Arabia, Part 2

Aired Monday, February 4, 2019   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap gives a broad overview of the life of Lawrence of Arabia.

#144: Introduction to the Life of Lawrence of Arabia

Aired Monday, January 28, 2019   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap begins the discussion of Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia.

#143: Lessons From George Washington’s Life

Aired Monday, January 21, 2019   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   27 minutes

Host Dennis Leap discusses several key leadership lessons from the life of George Washington.

#142: The Final Days of George and Martha Washington

Aired Monday, January 14, 2019   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   26 minutes

Host Dennis Leap with Deborah Leap discuss the final years of the Washingtons’ productive lives.

#141: Encourage Your Teen to Read Printed Books

Aired Monday, January 7, 2019   ·   08:00 AM CST   ·   60 minutes

In this special one-hour program, host Dennis Leap and the newly formed Imperial Academy Teen Panel—Jude Flurry, Zoe Hilliker and Leah Hyde—discuss the impact of electronic devices on teen reading, how teens learn to embrace reading, and parental influence on reading.

#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.