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    Book Discussion on The Price of Politics

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward talked about his book, The Price of Politics. It is an examination of how President Obama and the Republican and Democratic leaders in…

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    Book Discussion on The Passage of Power

    Robert Caro talked about his book, The Passage of Power. The fourth book of his series, “The Years of Lyndon Johnson,” it covers the years from 1958 to 1964, during which Senate…

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    Book Discussion on The Greater Journey

    David McCullough talked about his book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
    This was an event in the History and Biography…

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    Book Discussion on The Greater Journey

    David McCullough talked about his book, The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications as well as to questions from members of…

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    Book Discussion on The History of White People

    Nell Irvin Painter talked about her book The History of White People (W. W. Norton & Company, 2010). She responded to questions from members of the audience.
    This was a program in the…

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    Hanoi's War

    Lien-Hang Nguyen talked about her book, Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
    This was an…

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    Book Discussion on Cleopatra: A Life

    Stacy Schiff talked about her book Cleopatra: A Life (Little, Brown and Company, 2010). She responded to questions from members of the audience.
    This was a 4:25 p.m. program in the History…

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    Book Discussion on The Destiny of the Republic

    Candice Millard talked about her book, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President. In her book she tells the story of the assassination of James A.…

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    Book Discussion on Operation Dark Heart

    Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Shaffer, Retired, talked about his book Operation Dark Heart: Spycraft and Special Ops on the Frontlines of Afghanistan -- and the Path to Victory (Thomas Dunne…

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    Book Discussion on Do You Speak American?

    Robert MacNeil talked about the book he co-wrote with William Cran, Do You Speak American?, published by Nan A. Talese. He talked about his life, personal experiences, the…

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    Judy Blume Interview

    Judy Blume talked about her career, including how she became a writer and her writing techniques. Topics included her fans and her sometimes controversial children’s…

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    Book Discussion on The Guns at Last Light

    Rick Atkinson talked about his book, The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe 1944-1945, the final book in his Liberation Trilogy about the Allied triumph in Europe during World…

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    Book Discussion on The World Is Flat

    Thomas Friedman talked about his book The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He discussed the successes and discontents…

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    Book Discussion on The Warmth of Other Suns

    Isabel Wilkerson talked about her book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. She responded to questions from members of the audience.
    This was a…

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    Book Discussion on The Fiery Trial

    Eric Foner talked about his book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
    This was a program in the History and…

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    Book Discussion on Wilson

    A. Scott Berg talked about his book, Wilson, in which he chronicles the life and work of the 28th President of the United States. He spoke at the 2013 National Book Festival, held on…

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    Book Discussion on Spoken from the Heart

    Former first lady Laura Bush talked about her memoir, Spoken from the Heart (Scribner, 2010). She responded to questions from members of the audience.
    This was a program in the History and…

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    Book Discussion on Colonel Roosevelt

    Edmond Morris talked about his biography Colonel Roosevelt. The third book in a trilogy about the 26th U.S. president, it covers the time after Theodore Roosevelt was president. He…

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    Book Discussion on The King Years

    Taylor Branch talked about his book, The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement, in which he presents his thoughts on key moments in the Civil Rights Movement.  He…

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    Book Discussion on That Used to Be Us

    Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum talked about their book, That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back. They responded to telephone…

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