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    2014 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

    Book TV presented coverage of the 2014 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.  This year’s nominees included: Dan Fagin, author of Toms River: A Story of Science…

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    Panel Discussion on Long-Form Journalism

    The five nominees for the 2014 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism participated in a panel discussion entitled, “Uncovering the Truth: Long-Form Journalism in the…

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    Book Discussion on The Age of Radiance

    Craig Nelson talked about his book, The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era, in which he chronicles the history of the Atomic Era, stretching from the…

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    Pedestrianism in 19th Century

    Matthew Algeo talked about his book, Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America’s Favorite Spectator Sport. During the 1870s and 1880s competitive walking became a popular…

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    Book Discussion on Vanished

    Wil S. Hylton talked about his book, Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II, in which he talks about a U.S. Air Force bomber carrying 11 men that vanished over…

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    Book Discussion on Slavery's Exiles

    Sylviane Diouf talked about her book, Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons, in which she presents a history of people who escaped slavery and created self-sufficient…

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    New York's Year of Anarchy

    Thai Jones, curator for American History at Columbia University, told the story of the struggle between anarchists, progressives, and plutocrats in 1914 New York City.

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    Book Discussion on Mr. President

    Historian Harlow Unger talked about his book, Mr. President: George Washington and the Making of the Nation’s Highest Office, in which he recounts the presidency of George…

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    Book Discussion on The Empire of Necessity

    Greg Grandin talked about his book, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, in which he recounts a slave revolt at sea and the subsequent discovery of the…

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    Book Discussion on Seymour Hersh

    Robert Miraldi talked about his book, Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist, in which he chronicles the life and career of the investigative journalist. Over his career, Mr. Hersh broke…

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    Pharmaceuticals and Global Health Care Policy

    Ibis Sanchez-Serrano, talked about his book, The World’s Health Care Crisis: From the Laboratory Bench to the Patient’s Bedside, which analyzes the role of pharmaceutical and…

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    Stories of Women Veterans

    Women veterans talked about their experiences serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The discussed their reasons for entering military service, dangers they encountered in war…

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    Cubans in New York and the 1868 Cuban Rebellion

    Professor Lisandro Perez talked about Cuban immigration to America, beginning with the sugar trade in 1823, as well as General Aguilera’s attempts at reuniting the Cuban-American…

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    Book Discussion on Year Zero

    Ian Buruma, professor of democracy, human rights, and journalism at Bard College, talked about his book, Year Zero: A History of 1945, in which he examines the world following the end of…

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    Book Discussion on America's Obsessives

    Author Joshua Kendall talked about his book, America’s Obsessives: The Compulsive Energy That Built a Nation, in which he discusses the lives and achievements of several iconic…

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    Book Discussion on The American Middle Class

    Lawrence Samuel talked about his book, The American Middle Class: A Cultural History, in which he examines the past, current, and future state of the American middle class. In his…

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    2013 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

    Book TV presented coverage of the 2013 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. The finalists for this year’s award included Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful…

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    Book Discussion on Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America

    Sam Roberts talked about his book, Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America, in which he presents a history of New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, which opened on…

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    Book Discussion on Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America

    Jennifer L. Anderson talked about her book, Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America, in which she explores why Colonial Americans were infatuated with mahogany. Imported from…

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    African American Faces of the Civil War

    Ron Coddington, a collector of Civil War photographs, presented his collection of previously unpublished photographs of African American Civil War soldiers and talked about their stories…

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