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    Book Discussion on The Guardians

    Professor Susan Pedersen talked about her book The Guardians, in which she recalls the internal debates at the Paris Peace Conference following World War I and the creation of the League of…

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    Tour of the Schomburg Center

    Book TV toured the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, part of the New York Public Library, based in Harlem, New York. During the tour, Director Khalil Gibran Muhammad…

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    Shipwreck of the SS Eastland

    Michael McCarthy talked about the July 1915 capsizing of the SS Eastland in the Chicago River. 844 people died in the tragedy, including 22 entire families. Mr. McCarthy,…

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    Women Aviators During World War II

    J. Lincoln Hallowell and Judith Berdy talked about American Women aviators, engineers, and air field personnel who served during World War II. Mr. Hallowell argued that these…

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    Former Confederates and Public Office

    Professor Taja-Nia Henderson talked about how the 14th Amendment not only freed slaves, but also attempted to bar from public office anyone who had aided or took part in the Confederate…

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    Book Discussion on Mars Up Close

    Marc Kaufman talked about what he learned in two years at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory getting an in-depth look at the challenges and triumphs of the Curiosity mission to…

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    Death Penalty and Criminal Justice

    Bryan Stevenson talked about the death penalty and the U.S. criminal justice system. Mr. Stevenson, the author of the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, spoke…

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    Jazz Age New York

    Donald Miller talks about Manhattan’s growth and transformation in the 1920s, including its growth from an urban backwater to a capital of culture and the people who made it…

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    Berg Collection of English and American Literature

    Curator Isaac Gewirtz gave a tour of the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at the New York Public Library.

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    Interview with Anthony Marx

    President and CEO Anthony Marx talked about the past, present, and future of the New York Public Library.

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    2014 New York Public Library Tour, Rose Reading Room

    Ann Thornton gave a tour of the Rose Main Reading Room in the Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library.

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    Book Discussion on The Frackers

    Gregory Zuckerman talked about his book, The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters, in which he looks at the wildcatters who founded the fracking industry…

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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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