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    Book Discussion on The Road to Serfdom

    Milton Friedman discussed F.A. Hayek’s book, The Road to Serfdom. Professor Friedman, who wrote the introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of the book, described its effect on…

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    Book Discussion on All Souls: A Family Story from Southie

    Mr. MacDonald talks about his book, All Souls: A Family Story from Southie, published by Beacon Press. The book describes the author’s upbringing in the Irish borough of…

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    Book Discussion on Stars in Their Courses

    The author discussed his book, Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, published by Random House. The book focuses on the role of “fate” in determining the defeat…

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    Book Discussion on Technopoly

    Neil Postman, author of Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology published by Alfred A. Knopf Publishers, spoke on the theme of his book which noted the dependence of Americans on…

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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 Means of Ascent

    Mr. Caro discussed his book The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent, published by Knopf. He described his research into the life of Lyndon Johnson and noted that he examined…

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    Book Discussion on Warriors Don't Cry

    Ms. Beals discussed her book, Warriors Don’t Cry, which details her experiences as part of the first integrated class of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The…

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    Book Discussion on Virtually Normal

    Mr. Sullivan talked about his recently published book, Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality, published by Alfred A. Knopf. It focuses on the debate over the…

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    Book Discussion on Lies My Teacher Told Me

    Professor Loewen described how his recent book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, published by The New Press, resulted from two years of research…

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    Book Discussion on Triangle: The Fire That Changed America

    Mr. Von Drehle talked about his book, Triangle: The Fire That Changed America, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. He described the Triangle Shirtwaist fire on March 25, 1911 in…

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    Book Discussion on For the Sake of Argument

    Mr. Hitchens discussed the recent publication of his book, For the Sake of Argument, which is a compendium of articles that he has written. He stated that the purpose of this book…

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    Book Discussion on We Wish to Inform You

    Mr. Gourevitch talked about his book, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He…

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    Book Discussion on The Rape of Nanking

    Ms. Chang talked about her book, The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II, published by Basic Books. The book documents the atrocities visited upon the people…

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    Book Discussion on The Devil in the White City

    Mr. Larson talked about his book, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America published by Crown.

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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 Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

    Mr. Chernow discussed his biography Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., published by Random House. Mr. Rockefeller, the world’s first billionaire, created the…

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    Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, Part 1

    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 Doublespeak

    William Lutz, professor of English at Rutgers University, discusses his most recent book Double-Speak: The Use of Language to Deceive You. A unique analysis of American English, examples of…

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    Book Discussion on Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

    Ms. MacMillan talked about her book Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, published by Random House. After the end of World War I in 1919, men and women from around the…

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    Book Discussion on Murdering McKinley

    Eric Rauchway talked about his book, Murdering McKinley: The Making of Theodore Roosevelt’s America published by Hill and Wang, which recounts how assassin Leon Czolgosz, the late…

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