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Writer Richard Rhodes Is Ready to Confront His Childhood

Rhodes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and journalist who wrote The Making of the Atomic Bomb. His new book is called A Hole in the World, about the abuse he and his brother endured at the hands of his stepmother. Rhodes eventually became a ward of the state, and grew up in a boys' home.


Other segments from the episode on October 23, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, October 23, 1990: Interview with Richard Rhodes; Review of Art Blakey's albums "I Get a Kick out of Bu" and "One for All"; Interview with Jimmy Raney; Review of Gunter…


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