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    Book Discussion on The Conquering Tide

    Ian Toll talked about his book The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944, in which he looks at the Allied offensives against Japan from the middle of 1942 to the middle of…

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    Book Discussion on The Gay Revolution

    Lillian Faderman talked about her book, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle, in which she chronicles the gay revolution from the 1950s, when homosexuality was considered mentally…

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    Book Discussion on The Religion of Democracy

    Professor Amy Kittelstrom talked about her book The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and the American Moral Tradition, in which she examines the history of the role of religion in…

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    Book Discussion on Ashley's War

    Gayle Lemmon talked about her book, Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield, about the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s…

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    Book Discussion on The Test

    Anya Kamenetz talked about her book The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing - But You Don’t Have to Be, in which she examines the prevalence of standardized…

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    Book Discussion on 50 Children

    Steven Pressman talked about his book, 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany, in which he recounts the efforts of…

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    Book Discussion on Living with a Wild God

    Barbara Ehrenreich talked about her book, Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything, about her quest as a child to find out the truth about the…

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    Book Discussion on Operation Paperclip

    Annie Jacobsen talked about her book, Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America, in which she recounts the U.S. government’s…

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    Book Discussion on Vietnam: The Real War

    Santiago Lyon, Peter Arnett, Nick Ut, and Julie Jacobson talked about the book Vietnam: The Real War - A Photographic History by the Associated Press and the state of war photography…

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    Book Discussion on The Body Economic

    Dr. Sanjay Basu, co-author of the book The Body Economic: Recessions, Budget Battles, and the Politics of Life and Death, talked about the health impacts of economic austerity measures…

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    Book Discussion on Manson

    Jeff Guinn talked about his book, Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, in which he recounts the life of cult leader Charles Manson. The author interviewed members of…

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    Book Discussion on Exploding the Phone

    Phil Lapsley talked about his book, Exploding the Phone: The untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell, in which he presents a history of the phone system and a flaw in…

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    Book Discussion on We Can All Do Better

    United States Senator Bill Bradley talked about his book We Can All Do Better. In his book he offers his view of the state of the nation with financial meltdown and intensifying political…

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    Book Discussion on The Man Who Never Died

    William Adler recounts the life of labor activist Joe Hill (1879-1915). A member of the labor union the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.), Joe Hill was known for his outspoken…

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    Book Discussion on Manufacturing Hysteria

    Jay Feldman reported on the curtailment of civil liberties for minorities during times of war and strife in the United States. Mr. Feldman argued that throughout American history,…

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    Book Discussion on Pitching in the Promised Land

    Aaron Pribble recounts his year playing baseball in the first and only season of the Israel Baseball League. The then 27-year-old former minor leaguer, recalls his experiences in…

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    Book Discussion on Lighting Out for the Territory

    Roy Morris recalls Samuel Clemens transformation from an unemployed riverboat pilot in Mississippi into celebrated writer Mark Twain.  Mr. Morris reports that Clemens was invited…

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    Book Discussion on Abigail & John

    Edith Gelles talked about her book Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage (William Morrow; April 14, 2009). In her book, Edith Gelles recounts the fifty-four year marriage of Abigail and…

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    Book Discussion on Futurecast

    Former Undersecretary of Commerce Robert Shapiro talked about his book Futurecast: How Superpowers, Populations, and Globalization Will Change the Way You Live and Work…

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    Book Discussion on Madame Speaker

    Marc Sandalow spoke about his book Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi’s Life, Times, and Rise to Power, published by Modern Times. The book chronicles Nancy Pelosi’s life, from…

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