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    Book Discussion on Rocket Girl

    George Morgan talked about his book, Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist, in which he tells the story of his mother, Mary Sherman…

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    Book Discussion on Man of War

    Author and actor Charlie Schroeder recounts his 15 months engaged in historical war reenactments throughout the United States. They ranged from the Civil War’s Brooksville Raid…

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    Book Discussion on American Avatar: The United States In the Global Imagination

    Barry Sanders examines how people around the world view the United States. He argues that the commonly held belief that the rest of the world has developed a negative view of the U.S.…

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    Book Discussion on Power Concedes Nothing

    Civil rights attorney Connie Rice recounts her life and legal career. Ms. Rice, the second cousin of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, recalls her upbringing and…

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    Book Discussion on Growing Up King: An Intimate Memoir

    Mr. King talked about the book he co-authored, Growing Up King: An Intimate Memoir, published by Warner Books. Mr. King, the youngest son of civil rights leader Martin Luther…

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    Book Discussion on The New Deal: A Modern History

    Michael Hiltzik presented a history of the New Deal. The author examined the origins of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plans to confront the nation’s economic depression…

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    Book Discussion on Passing Strange

    Martha Sandweiss talked about her book Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line (Penguin Press; February 5, 2009). In the book she recounts the life of…

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    Book Discussion on Dream in Color

    Representatives Linda and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) talked about the book they co-authored, Dream in Color (Grand Central Publishing; September 2, 2008), in which they recount their paths to…

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    Book Discussion on Millennial Makeover

    Michael Hais and Morley Winograd said that the 2008 Presidential Election will bring a reshaping of the political landscape due to the maturation of the Millennial Generation, who will…

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    Book Discussion on I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight

    Margaret Cho talked about her book I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight, published by Riverhead. In the book she discussed racism, misogyny, and homophobia in America. The author…

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    Book Discussion on The Century

    Mr. Jennings and Mr. Brewster talked about their book The Century, published by Doubleday. The book offers an illustrated survey of the events and people of the 20th Century.…

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    Book Discussion on The Reagans

    Ms. Edwards talked about her biography, The Reagans: Portrait of a Marriage, published by St. Martin’s Press. The book examined the life of former president Ronald…

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    Book Discussion on Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

    Mr. Dugard discussed his book Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone, published by Doubleday. The book tells the story of journalist Henry Morton…

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    Book Discussion on George Washington's Teeth

    Madeleine Comora discussed the book she co-authored with Deborah Chandra, George Washington’s Teeth, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Through the use of rhyming verses,…

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    Book Discussion on Drawing The Line

    Mr. Conrad spoke about his book Drawing the Line, published by the Los Angeles Times. He also focused on his career at the Los Angeles Times, and his work during the impeachment of…

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    Book Discussion on The Culture of Fear

    Mr. Glassner talked about his book Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things published by Basic Books. The book examines the people and organizations that…

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