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"All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days" – Rebecca Donner – Episode 08

Rebecca Donner
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Simoncast host John Shaw of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute speaks with author Rebecca Donner.

Author Rebecca Donner discusses her book titled "All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days: The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler."

In the book, Donner chronicles the life of her great-great-aunt, Mildred Harnack, and her role as a leader of one of Germany's largest underground resistance groups during World War 2. Rebecca Donner is a Canadian-born writer. She is the author of "All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days", which won the 2022 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography, and The Chautauqua Prize. She is currently a 2023 Visiting Scholar at Oxford and will be a 2023-2024 Fellow at Harvard.

Hosted by John Shaw. Produced and edited by Jaclyn Durcholz. This podcast is produced through a partnership with WSIU Public Radio. For more information, visit paulsimoninstitute.org/podcasts.

John T. Shaw joined the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute as director in January 2018. He established the Institute’s “Better Politics, Smarter Government” agenda with its Restoring American Statesmanship, Renewing Illinois, and Understanding Our New World programs.
The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank promoting better politics and smarter government and preparing young people for careers in public service. Contact the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at 618-453-4009 or by email at paulsimoninstitute@siu.edu.
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