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    Book Discussion on The Social Animal

    David Brooks looks at how the unconscious mind shapes our character, intelligence, and biases. He spoke about the topic, the subject of his latest book, at the Free Library of…

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    Book Discussion on Osama Bin Laden

    Michael Scheuer, former head of the Bin Laden unit at the Central Intelligence Agency, talked about Osama bin Laden and his war against the U.S. ten years after September 11, 2001.…

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    Book Discussion on David and Goliath

    Malcolm Gladwell talked about his book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, in which he discusses the power of underdogs and why they often…

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    Book Discussion on Andrew Johnson

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed presents a biography of the 17th president of the United States, Andrew Johnson (1865-1869). A Southern Democrat who remained aligned with…

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    Book Discussion on Dirty Wars

    Jeremy Scahill talked about his book, Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, in which he explores the secret war against terrorism being fought around the world by elite soldiers serving…

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    Book Discussion on Book of Ages

    Jill Lepore talked about her book, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, in which she recalls the life of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister, Jane Franklin. The…

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    Book Discussion on Reign of Error

    Diane Ravitch talked about her book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, in which she argues that the education crisis…

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    Book Discussion on Our Post-Human Future

    Professor Fukuyama discussed his book Our Posthuman Future, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Professor Fukuyama talked about the possible future impacts of biotechnology around…

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    Book Discussion on The Social Conquest of Earth

    Pulitzer Prize-winning biologist E.O. Wilson talked about his book on the rise and domination of Homo sapiens on Earth as he laid out a re-examination of fundamental questions of…

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    Book Discussion on The Patriarch

    Author David Nasaw talks about his book, The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, in which he recounts the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, patriarch of the…

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    Book Discussion on The Burglary

    Betty Medsger talked about her book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI, in which she tells the story of the March 1971 break-in at FBI offices in Media,…

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    Book Discussion on Hellhound on His Trail

    Hampton Sides recounts the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and profiles his assassin, James Earl Ray. The author details Ray’s escape from the Missouri State…

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    Book Discussion on The American Future: A History

    Simon Schama talked about his book The American Future: A History (Ecco; May 19, 2009) and his documentary film of the same name. A video clip of the documentary was shown. Topics…

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    Book Discussion on Of Africa

    Nigerian Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka talked about his book Of Africa, in which he explores the history of Africa and the challenges facing the continent…

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    Book Discussion on The Cushion in the Road

    Alice Walker talked about her book, The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm’s Way, a collection of personal and political essays,…

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    Book Discussion on The World Until Yesterday

    Professor Jared Diamond talked about his book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? In the book he examined practices of traditional and modern,…

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    Book Discussion on I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

    In his book, actor Tony Danza recounts the year he spent teaching 10th grade English in Philadelphia’s largest high school. The author, who before becoming an actor had wanted to…

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    Book Discussion on Civilian Warriors

    Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, talked about his book, Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror, in which he discusses the successes…

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    Book Discussion on The Numerati

    Stephen Baker talked about his book, The Numerati (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008), and responded to questions from audience members at the Free Library of Philadelphia. The book is…

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    Book Discussion on My Share of the Task

    General Stanley McChrystal talked about his memoir, My Share of the Task, with author and journalist Mark Bowden. In the book, the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan…

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