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    Book Discussion on Inside Delta Force

    Retired Army Command Sergeant Major Eric Haney discussed his memoir Inside Delta Force, published by Delacorte Press. A behind-the-scenes chronicle, the book reveals the story of the…

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    Book Discussion on The Irregulars

    Jennet Conant talked about the life of children’s author Roald Dahl, who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. Mr. Dahl worked to end the…

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    Book Discussion on Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance

    Alexander Zaitchik, a freelanc journalist who contributes to AlterNet.org, presents a critical account of political pundit Glenn Beck’s personal and professional…

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    Book Discussion on Soft Edge

    Mr. Levinson talked about his book, The Soft Edge: A Natural History and Future of the Information Revolution. It examines the role of information technology in decisive events…

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    Book Discussion on The Last Founding Father

    Harlow Unger talked about his book The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation’s Call to Greatness (Da Capo Press; September 29, 2009). In this biography he recounts the life…

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    Book Discussion on Sarah from Alaska

    Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe talked about their book Sarah from Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar (PublicAffairs; November 3, 2009). In the…

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    Book Discussion on Washington\'s Spies

    Alexander Rose talked about his book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring, published by Bantam. The book examines the use of intelligence during the…

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    Book Discussion on Bond of Union

    Gerard Koeppel talked about his book Bond of Union: Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire (Da Capo Press; March 9, 2009). In his book he presents a history of the creation of the…

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    Book Discussion on The Lost Peace

    Robert Dallek examines the foreign policy decisions made by world leaders from the United States, China, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union following World War II. Mr. Dallek…

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    Book Discussion on Give Me Tomorrow

    Patrick O’Donnell talked about the soldiers who made up George Company of the First Marines, one of the most highly decorated and bloodied companies in the Korean War. He spoke…

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    Book Discussion on Animal Factory

    Mr. Kirby chronicles the difficulties of families that live adjacent to mass animal farms, covering the political, health, economic and legal issues of trying to battle a different…

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    Book Discussion on The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century

    Steven Watts talked about his biography The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century, published by Alfred A. Knopf. In it he writes that the automobile pioneer was…

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    Book Discussion on The New Dealers' War

    Mr. Fleming discussed his book The New Dealers' War: F.D.R. and the War Within World War II, published by Basic Books. The book is an attempt to raise questions about the…

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    Book Discussion on On the Trail of the D.C. Sniper

    Mr. Censer makes the case that the local Washington news media turned the “D.C. Sniper” case into a national issue by reporting in a way that increased the level of fear in…

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    Book Discussion on Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis

    A look at how far the treatment of mental health issues has come in the U.S. legally, medically and socially.

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    Book Discussion on I'd Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts

    “The Daily Show’s” Larry Wilmore talked about I’d Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts (Hyperion; January 20, 2009). The book contains his musings and…

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    Book Discussion on Oxford History of the United States Series

    A panel of authors who have written books for the Oxford University Press’s History of the United States series talked about the periods of history they cover in the series. They…

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    Book Discussion on Gang Leader for a Day

    Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh talked about his book Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets. While a graduate student in Chicago, Sudhir Venkatesh spent seven years…

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    Book Discussion on The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One

    William Black talked about his book The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S and L Industry, published by University of Texas…

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    Book Discussion on Billy, Alfred, and General Motors

    William Pelfrey talked about his book Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, a Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History, published by…

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