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    Book Discussion on We Could Not Fail

    Richard Paul and Steven Moss talked about their book, We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program, about 10 African Americans who broke the color barrier at…

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    Book Discussion on To Explain the World

    Steven Weinberg talked about his book, To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science, about the history of modern science and the challenges faced by those who shaped it.

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    Book Discussion on Coined

    Kabir Sehgal talked about his book, Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us, about the origins of money around the world and the role it has played throughout human…

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    Book Discussion on The Train to Crystal City

    Jan Jarboe Russell talked about her book, The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, about…

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    Book Discussion on Lone Star Nation

    Richard Parker talked about his book Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America, in which he argues that Texas, which was undergoing rapid changes, would have as big of an impact on…

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    Book Discussion on An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz talked about her book, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, in which she looks at American history through the eyes of indigenous peoples. She…

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    Book Discussion on Dr. Mutter's Marvels

    Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz talked about her book, Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, in which she recounts the life…

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    Book Discussion on Radiance of Tomorrow

    Ishmael Beah talked about his novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, about life in Sierra Leone following the Civil War that ended in 2002. Beah was a child soldier in the civil war and wrote about…

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    Book Discussion on Saving the School

    In his book Michael Brick recounts an academic year at John H. Reagan High School in Austin, Texas, and profiles the school’s principal Anabel Garza and many teachers, students, and…

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    Book Discussion on Framed: America's Fifty-One Constitutions and the Crisis Over Governance

    Sanford Levinson compares the U.S. Constitution to the constitutions of the 50 states and argues that in many ways the state constitutions are better. Professor Levinson responded to…

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    Book Discussion on King Larry: The Life and Ruins of a Billionaire Genius

    James Scurlock recounts the life of Larry Hillblom, co-founder of DHL shipping company, who disappeared in 1995 off the coast of Anatahan in the Western Pacific. Mr. Hillblom,…

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    Book Discussion on The Shooting Salvationist

    David Stokes recounted the murder trial of the Reverend J. Frank Norris in 1927. Considered one of the leading fundamentalist voices of his time, J. Frank Norris preached at the First…

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    Book Discussion on Unfamiliar Fishes

    Sarah Vowell examines the Americanization of Hawaii that began with the arrival of New England missionaries in 1820. The author recounts the coup, organized by the missionaries, that…

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    Book Discussion on Wolf: The Lives of Jack London

    James Haley talked about his biography, Wolf: The Lives of Jack London (Basic Books, 2010). He recalls the life of writer Jack London, the author of many books including Call of the Wild,…

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    Book Discussion on American Dreams: The United States Since 1945

    Historian H.W. Brands presents a history of the United States since 1945. Mr. Brands examines a series of events from the past sixty-five years that have affected the way Americans…

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    Book Discussion on Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States

    Daniel Ruddy presents a selection of historical writing by former president Theodore Roosevelt. An avid student of history, Roosevelt’s writing spans America’s past from…

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    Book Discussion on Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life

    Bill Minutaglio, with W. Michael Smith, talked about their book Molly Irvins: A Rebel Life (Public Affairs November 10, 2009). They recalled the life of political journalist and columnist…

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    Book Discussion on Just Food

    James McWilliams talked about his book Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly (Little, Brown and Company; August 15, 2009). In his book…

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    Book Discussion on Family of Secrets

    Russ Baker talked about his book Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces that Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America (Bloomsbury Press;…

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    Book Discussion on Traitor to His Class

    H.W. Brands talked about why he wrote Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, when already so many books on President Roosevelt have…

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