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    Book Discussion on Lords of the Sky

    Dan Hampton talked about his book, Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16, in which he looks at the history of combat aviation and discusses how…

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    Book Discussion on Hemp Bound

    Doug Fine talked about his book, Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, in which he discusses the reincorporation of hemp into the U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on The Red and the White

    Andrew Graybill, associate history professor and director of Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University, talked about his book, The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American…

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    Book Discussion with Melanie Warner, Pandora's Lunchbox

    Melanie Warner spoke about food science and ways in which it had created inexpensive products that were devoid of nutritional value, addictive, and of potential harm to one’s…

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    Book Discussion on The Art of Intelligence

    Former Ambassador-at-Large Henry Crumpton talked about the role that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) plays in the world today and discussed what the organization accomplished in…

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    Book Discussion on Wanted Dead or Alive

    Benjamin Runkle, professional staff member of the House Armed Services Committee, presented a history of manhunts launched by the American military and intelligence…

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    Book Discussion on David Crockett: The Lion of the West

    In his book Michael Wallis recalls the life of frontiersmen and politician David ‘Davy’ Crockett (1786-1836). Mr. Wallis reports on Davy Crockett’s childhood in…

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    Book Discussion on The Ripple Effect

    In his book Alex Prud’homme questions the safety, quality, and future availability of fresh water as consumption doubles every twenty years. Mr. Prud’homme examines…

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    Book Discussion on The Last Stand

    National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick, recounts the Battle of Little Bighorn that took place at Little Bighorn River in Central Montana on June 25, 1876. The conflict between the…

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    Book Discussion on To Hell on a Fast Horse

    Western historian Mark Lee Gardner presented a biography of criminal and fugitive Billy the Kid and his pursuer Lincoln County (New Mexico) Sheriff Pat Garrett.  Mr. Gardner…

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    Book Discussion on Read My Pins

    Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talked about the broches she has worn during various official meetings and the messages she was trying to send with them.  This talk was…

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    Book Discussion on I Love a Man in Uniform

    Lily Burana talked about her book I Love a Man in Uniform: A Memoir of Love, War, and Other Battles (Weinstein Books; April 14, 2009). A former punk rock artist and exotic dancer, Lily…

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    Book Discussion on My Private War

    Norman Bussel talked about his book, My Private War: Liberated Body, Captive Mind - A World War II POW’s Journey (Pegasus Books; November 30, 2008). The author was twenty years old…

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    Book Discussion on Sex, Science, and Stem Cells

    Representative Diana Degette talked about her book,Sex, Science, and Stem Cells, published by The Lyons Press. She argues in her book that the Bush administration has politicized…

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    Book Discussion on The Teapot Dome Scandal

    Laton McCartney talked about his book The Teapot Dome Scandal, for which President Warren Harding’s administration was indicted for taking multiple bribes from the oil industry in…

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    Book Discussion on Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America

    Charlotte Waisman and Jill Tietjen talked about their book, Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America, and responded to audience members' questions. Their profiles of women…

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    Book Discussion on Out of Poverty

    Paul Polak talked about his book, Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail. Paul says that most mainstream poverty eradication programs have been based on ideas that…

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    Book Discussion on Break Through

    Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberge talked about their book Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility, published by Houghton Mifflin Co. The…

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    Book Discussion on The Almanac of Political Corruption, Scandals & Dirty Politics

    Kim Long talked about his book The Almanac of Political Corruption, Scandals & Dirty Politics, published by Delacorte Press. In his book Mr. Long relays a history of U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on Blood Passion

    Scott Martelle read from his book, Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West. He described the history of the Ludlow Massacre of April 1914 in which striking…

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