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    Book Discussion on Base Nation

    David Vine talked about his book Base Nation: How U.S. Military Bases Abroad Harm America and the World. He questioned the necessity of the 800 military bases the U.S. maintains around the…

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    Book Discussion on Browsings

    Michael Dirda talked about his book Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books, in which he presents a collection of his essays on the book world.

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    Book Discussion on 88 Days to Kandahar

    Robert Grenier talked about his book, 88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary, about the war against the Taliban.

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    Book Discussion on Being Nixon

    Evan Thomas talked about his book Being Nixon: A Man Divided, in which he chronicles the life of America’s 37th president.

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    Book Discussion on Jacksonland

    Steve Inskeep talked about his book Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab, a dual biography of Andrew Jackson and Cherokee leader…

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    Book Discussion on The Story

    Judith Miller talked about her book, The Story: A Reporter’s Journey, about her career at the New York Times, her reporting on weapons of mass destruction leading up to the Iraq War,…

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    Book Discussion on The Negotiator

    Former Senator George Mitchell (D-ME) talked about his memoir, The Negotiator, about his life, political career, and post-Senate service as a diplomat, investigator, and chairman of the…

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    Book Discussion on Freedom of Speech

    David Shipler talked about his book, Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword, and responded to questions from the audience. He spoke in the James Michener Non-Fiction Pavilion at the…

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    Book Discussion on America's Bitter Pill

    Steven Brill talked about his book, America’s Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System, about the creation, passage, and…

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    Book Discussion on Guantánamo Diary

    Nancy Hollander and Hina Shamsi talked about Mohamedou Slahi and his book, Guantánamo Diary. Ms. Hollander is an attorney for Mr. Slahi, a Mauritanian engineer who has been…

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    Book Discussion on Fallujah Redux

    Daniel Green and Marine Corps Brigadier General William Mullen, two Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans who participated in taking Fallujah back from insurgents in 2007, talked about their…

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    Book Discussion on In the Kingdom of Ice

    Hampton Sides talked about his book, In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette, in which he recounts the U.S. naval expedition to the North Pole in…

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    Book Discussion on Hard Choices

    Hillary Clinton talked about her memoir, Hard Choices, in which she recounts the choices and challenges she faced during her four-year tenure as America’s 67th secretary of state, and…

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    Book Discussion on No Place to Hide

    Glenn Greenwald talked about his book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State, in which he discusses his meetings with National Security Agency (NSA)…

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    Book Discussion on Collision 2012

    Dan Balz, chief correspondent at the Washington Post, talked about his book, Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America, in which he recounts the 2012…

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    Book Discussion on Yours in Truth

    Jeff Himmelman recounts the forty-five year career of the Washington Post’s Ben Bradlee, vice president at large and former executive editor of the newspaper. Utilizing access to…

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    Book Discussion on First Contact

    Marc Kaufman talked about his book, First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth. He showed slides during his presentation and responded to questions from…

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    Book Discussion on All In: The Education of General Petraeus

    Former Army officer Paula Broadwell talked about David Petraeus' military career and his impact on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. General Petraeus gave her access to himself and his…

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    Book Discussion on The Emergency State

    David Unger spoke about his book The Emergency State, which examined the growth and persistence of U.S. national security agencies and services since World War II. Among the topics…

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    Book Discussion on Pity the Billionaire

    Thomas Frank questions why, following the 2008 economic collapse, there has not been more public outrage against those who benefit most from the economic system. He argues that instead…

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