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    Book Discussion on In Order to Live

    Yeonmi Park talked about her book, In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom, about what is was like growing up in North Korea. She also spoke about her escape…

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    Book Discussion on Bad Days in History

    Michael Farquhar talked about his book, Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year, about the most disastrous or outrageous…

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    Book Discussion on How We Got to Now

    Steven Johnson talked about his book, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, about the impact of six innovations - refrigeration, clocks, lenses, water purification,…

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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 Survival, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Black Glasses Like Clark Kent

    Terese Svoboda talked about her book Black Glasses Like Clark Kent: A GI’s Secret From Postwar Japan, published by Graywolf Press. In the book she documents the life and death of…

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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 William Clark and the Shaping of the West

    Landon Jones talked about his book William Clark and the Shaping of the West, published by Hill and Wang. The biography follows Clark’s career after his expedition with…

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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 Vintage Lopez

    Mr. Lopez, a 1986 National Book Award winner, talked about his book, Vintage Lopez, published by Vintage. The book is one of a series of vintage books, designed to introduce…

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