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    Book Discussion on Why Read?

    Professor Edmundson talks about his book Why Read?, published by Bloomsbury USA. The book is on the relationship between a liberal arts education and literature. The author writes…

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    Book Discussion on Will in the World: Shakespeare

    Mr. Greenblatt talked about his book Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, published by W.W. Norton and Company. He described England during Shakespeare’s…

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    Book Discussion on Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage

    Mr. Wallace talked about his book Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage, published by Rugged Land. He discussed several notable events that he argues involved courageous…

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    Book Discussion on Inside the Beltway: Offbeat Stories

    Mr. McCaslin talked about his book Inside The Beltway: Offbeat Stories, Scoops, and Shenanigans from Around the Nation’s Capital, published by WND Books. He shared some of…

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    Book Discussion on Speaker

    Speaker of the U.S. House Dennis Hastert talked about his autobiography, Speaker: Lessons from 40 Years in Coaching and Politics, published by Regnery Publishing. He described his…

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    Book Discussion on Shadow Divers: The True Adventure

    Mr. Kurson talks about his book Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II, published by Random…

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    Book Discussion on Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children

    Dorie McCullough Lawson talked about her book Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children, published by Doubleday. The book includes letters written by influential figures…

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    Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, Part 2

    Mr. Montefiore talked about his book, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, published by Knopf. In the book, the author examines the life and dictatorship of Joseph Stalin, from his…

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    Book Discussion on The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat

    Mr. Lax talked about his book, The Mold in Dr. Florey’s Coat: The Story of the Penicillin Miracle, published by Henry Holt. The book describes the discovery and…

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    Book Discussion on The Real Thing: The Coca-Cola Company

    Ms. Hays talked about her new book, The Real Thing: Truth and Power at the Coca-Cola Company. Ms. Hays is a New York Times reporter who has followed the Coca-Cola Company for…

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    Book Discussion on An End to Evil

    Mr. Perle talked about the book he co-authored with David Frum, An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror, published by Random House. Mr. Perle said the book provides a…

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    Book Discussion on Warren G. Harding

    Mr. Dean, President Nixon’s former counsel, illuminates another presidency marked by scandal in his book Warren G. Harding. This short biography is part of the Times Books…

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    Book Discussion on The Bubble of American Supremacy

    Mr. Soros talked about his book, The Bubble of American Supremacy: Correcting the Misuse of American Power, published by Public Affairs. He spoke about economic trends and his…

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    Book Discussion on Benjamin Rush: Patriot and Physician

    In his book, Benjamin Rush: Patriot and Physician, published by Truman Talley Books, Alyn Brodsky examines the life and accomplishments of a lesser-known signer of the Declaration of…

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    Book Discussion on Lightning Man: Samuel F.B. Morse

    Mr. Silverman talked about his book, Lightning Man: The Accursed Life of Samuel F.B. Morse, published by Knopf. The book is a biography of nineteenth-century inventor Samuel F.B.…

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    Book Discussion on No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Education

    Ms. Thernstrom talked about the book she co-authored with her husband, No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning, published by Simon and Schuster. The book examines the…

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    Book Discussion on James K. Polk

    Mr. Seigenthaler talked about his book, James K. Polk, published by Times Books. He described Polk as key to the U.S. westward expansion, and who carried forward the idea of…

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    Book Discussion on Hawthorne: A Life

    Ms. Wineapple talked about her book, Hawthorne: A Life, published by Knopf. The book is a comprehensive biography of writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of The Scarlet Letter, The…

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln's Sanctuary: The Soldiers' Home

    Mr. Pinsker talked about his book, Lincoln’s Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home, published by Oxford University Press, which depicts Lincoln and his family moving…

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    Book Discussion on Evil: An Investigation

    Mr. Morrow talked about his book, Evil: An Investigation, published by Basic Books. In the book, the author examines and investigates evil. He discusses the nature of evil,…

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