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    Book Discussion on 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    Charles Mann talked about his book 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, published by Alfred A. Knopf. In his book Charles Mann reached the conclusion that in the year…

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    Book Discussion on Saving Graces

    Elizabeth Edwards talked about her memoir, Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers, published by Broadway. Mrs. Edwards, wife former Senator John…

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    Book Discussion on Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

    Christopher Hitchens talked about his book Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, published by HarperCollins in the Eminent Lives series. The author described both the public and private…

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    Book Discussion on A Short History of Nearly Everything

    At the National Press Club, travel writer Bill Bryson discussed his book A Short History of Nearly Everything, published by Broadway Books. The book describes the search to answer to…

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    Book Discussion on American Fascists

    Chris Hedges talked about his book American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America, published by Free Press. A former New York Times foreign correspondent and Harvard…

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    Book Discussion on Liberty's Blue Print

    Michael Meyerson talked about his book Liberty’s Blue Print. In the book he recounts the writing of the Federalist Papers and profiled
    the essayists, James Madison and Alexander…

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    Book Discussion on Nothing Like It in the World

    Mr. Ambrose talked about his book, Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869, published by Simon and Schuster. The book chronicles…

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    Book Discussion on The Alchemy of Air

    Thomas Hager talked about the disconnect between population theorists from Thomas Malthus to Paul Ehrlich who predicted mass starvation in the 1970s to the 1980s and the actuality of global…

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    Book Discussion on Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat

    Historian John Lukacs talked about his book, Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat: The Dire Warning - Churchill’s First Speech as Prime Minister, published by Basic…

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    Book Discussion on The Night of the Gun

    David Carr talked about his book The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life - His Own. The book recounts his addiction to crack-cocaine and alcohol and the…

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    Book Discussion on Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers

    Professor Appiah talked about his book Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers, published by W.W. Norton. He explained that “cosmopolitanism” is a philosophy…

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    Book Discussion on DNA: The Secret of Life

    Dr. James Watson talked about his book DNA: The Secret of Life, published by Alfred A. Knopf. In 1953 at the age of twenty-four, Dr. Watson, along with Francis Crick,…

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    Book Discussion on The First Measured Century

    The authors discussed their reference book, The First Measured Century: An Illustrated Guide to Trends in America, 1900-2000, published by AEI Press. The book presents data about…

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    Book Discussion on Isaac Newton

    Mr. Gleick discussed his biography Issac Newton, published by Pantheon Books. Mr. Gleick describes the scientist as “the chief architect of the modern world.”…

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    Book Discussion on A Walk in the Woods

    Mr. Bryson read from his new book, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, published by Broadway Books. The book describes his experiences as he…

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    Book Discussion on The Lost World of James Smithson

    Architectural historian Heather Ewing talked about her book The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian, published by Bloomsbury USA. She…

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    Book Discussion on Great American Hypocrites

    Glen Greenwald spoke about his book, Great American Hypocrites, published by Three Rivers Press. In his book, Mr. Greenwald delivers a scathing critique of the Republican Party…

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    Book Discussion on Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA

    Mr. Coll talked about the updated paperback version of his book, Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Ladin from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001,

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    Book Discussion on Watchdogs of Democracy

    Helen Thomas talked about her book Watchdogs of Democracy?: The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public, published by Scribner. In her book, Washington Press…

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    Book Discussion on From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act

    Christopher Finan talked about his book From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America, published by Beacon Press. Christopher Finan traced…

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