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    Book Discussion on Death of the Liberal Class

    Chris Hedges, fellow at the Nation Institute, argues that America’s liberal class has collapsed and with it the citizenry’s protection against what the author deems, the…

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    Book Discussion on Where Good Ideas Come From

    Steven Johnson maps out the patterns behind genuine innovation. Mr. Johnson says that while technology changes over time, the process that leads to innovative ideas has remained…

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    Book Discussion on Astoria

    Peter Stark, correspondent for Outside magazine, talked about his book, Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire - A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and…

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    Book Discussion on Game Over

    Dave Zirin, sports columnist for The Nation, spoke about the intersection of politics and sports. His essays ranged from soccer riots in Egypt and the 2012 NFL lockout, to the…

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    Book Discussion on The Philadelphia Chromosome

    Jessica Wapner talked about her book, The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level, in which she discusses the 1959 discovery of a mutant…

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    Book Discussion on Walkable City

    Jeff Speck, a city planner and former director of design at the National Endowment for the Arts, talks about his book, Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time, in…

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    Book Discussion on November 22, 1963 and Kennedy and Reagan

    Dean Owen, author of November 22, 1963: Reflections on the Life, Assassination, and Legacy of John F. Kennedy and Scott Farris, author of Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure,…

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    Book Discussion on The Indifferent Stars Above

    Daniel James Brown talked about the ill-fated Donner Party. This group of emigrants led by George Donner attempted passage of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1846. Enduring heavy snows…

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    Book Discussion on Southern League

    Larry Colton talked about his book, Southern League: A True Story of Baseball, Civil Rights, and the Deep South’s Most Compelling Pennant Race, in which he recounts the story of the…

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    Book Discussion on Dark Age Ahead

    Sociologist and author Jane Jacobs discussed her book Dark Age Ahead, published by Random House. The book examines five key aspects of modern life that the author sees as the pillars…

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    Book Discussion on Eats, Shoots and Leaves

    Ms. Truss talked about her book, Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, published by Gotham Books. She detailed her obsession with good grammar and…

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    Book Discussion on The Life and Death of Planet Earth

    Donald Brownlee discusses his book The Life and Death of Planet Earth: How the New Science of Astrobiology Charts the Ultimate Fate of Our World, published by Times Books. Professor…

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    Book Discussion on Shooting Under Fire: The World of the War Photographer

    Peter Howe discussed his book Shooting Under Fire: The World of the War Photographer, published by Artisan. The book features the work of ten war photographers, including Philip Jones…

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    Book Discussion on A Hundred Little Hitlers

    Ms. Langer talked about her book, A Hundred Little Hitlers: The Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, and the Rise of the Neo-Nazi Movement in America, published by…

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    Book Discussion on Dancing at Armagedon

    Mr. Mitchell discussed his book Dancing at Armageddon, published by University of Chicago Press. According to Mr. Mitchell, the book is an attempt to clarify and…

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    Book Discussion on Starbucked

    Taylor Clark talked about his book Starbucked: A Double Tall Tale of Caffeine, Commerce, and Culture, published by Little, Brown and Company. In the book he explores the rise of the…

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    Book Discussion on The Seventeen Traditions

    Ralph Nader talked about his book The Seventeen Traditions, published by HarperCollins. He described his childhood in Connecticut and the influence of his Lebanese immigrant…

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    Book Discussion on Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age

    Professor Roberts talked about his book, Blacked Out: Government Secrecy in the Information Age, published by Cambridge University Press. During his remarks, Professor Roberts…

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    Book Discussion on Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 1

    Ms. Cook talked about her book Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume 1, 1933-1938, published by Viking Press. The book examines the life of Roosevelt during her first six years as first…

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    Book Discussion on Slaves in the Family

    Edward Ball discussed his book Slaves in the Family, published by Random House. The book examines the history of the Ball family, particularly the black slaves that supported their…

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