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    Book Discussion on The Lost World of James Smithson

    Architectural historian Heather Ewing talked about her book The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian, published by Bloomsbury USA. She…

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    Book Discussion on Your America: Democracy's Local Heroes

    John Siceloff , executive producer at the PBS program, NOW, talked about Your America: Democracy’s Local Heroes. For the book he profiled twelve Americans who created change in their…

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    Book Discussion on The Night of the Gun

    David Carr talked about his book The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life - His Own. The book recounts his addiction to crack-cocaine and alcohol and the…

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    Book Discussion on Great American Hypocrites

    Glen Greenwald spoke about his book, Great American Hypocrites, published by Three Rivers Press. In his book, Mr. Greenwald delivers a scathing critique of the Republican Party…

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    Book Discussion on The Alchemy of Air

    Thomas Hager talked about the disconnect between population theorists from Thomas Malthus to Paul Ehrlich who predicted mass starvation in the 1970s to the 1980s and the actuality of global…

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    Book Discussion on Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat

    Historian John Lukacs talked about his book, Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat: The Dire Warning - Churchill’s First Speech as Prime Minister, published by Basic…

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    Book Discussion on Liberty's Blue Print

    Michael Meyerson talked about his book Liberty’s Blue Print. In the book he recounts the writing of the Federalist Papers and profiled the essayists, James Madison and Alexander…

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    Book Discussion on One Helluva Ride

    Liz Clarke talked about her book One Helluva Ride: How NASCAR Swept the Nation, published by Villard. In her book she recounts the history of the stock car racing league, NASCAR and…

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    Book Discussion on The Case of Abraham Lincoln

    Jule Fenster talked about her book The Case of Abraham Lincoln: A Story of Adultery, Murder, and the Making of a Great President, published by Palgrave Macmillan. The author spent 12…

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    Book Discussion on You Can Lead a Politician to Water, But You Can't Make Him Think

    Kinky Friedman talked about his book You Can Lead a Politician to Water, But You Can’t Make Him Think: Ten Commandments for Texas Politics, published by Simon and Schuster. A…

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    Book Discussion on A Woman in Charge

    Carl Bernstein talked about his book A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, published by Knopf. In this biography of Hillary Clinton, Carl Bernstein delves into her…

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    Book Discussion on The Gonzo Way

    Anita Thompson, the widow of Hunter Thompson, talked about her book The Gonzo Way: A Celebration of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, published by Fulcrum Publishing. In her book she…

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    Book Discussion on Los Republicanos

    Leslie Sanchez talked about her book, Los Republicanos: Why Hispanics and Republicans Need Each Other, published by Palgrave Macmillan. She talked about the fact that Hispanics cannot…

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    Book Discussion on From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act

    Christopher Finan talked about his book From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America, published by Beacon Press. Christopher Finan traced…

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    Book Discussion on Countering Terrorism

    Michael Chandler and Rohan Gunaratna talked about their book Countering Terrorism: Can We Meet the Threat of Global Violence?, published by Reaktion Books. They said that since…

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    Book Discussion on Blue Grit

    Laura Flanders talked about her book Blue Grit: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians, published by Penguin Press. In her book she argues that instead of rushing to…

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    Book Discussion on The Jesus Machine

    Dan Gilgoff talks about his book The Jesus Machine: How James Dobson, Focus on the Family, and Evangelical America are Winning the Culture War, published by St. Martin’s…

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    Book Discussion on American Fascists

    Chris Hedges talked about his book American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America, published by Free Press. A former New York Times foreign correspondent and Harvard…

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    Book Discussion on The Promise and Politics of Stem Cell Research

    Gail Pressberg talked about the book she wrote with Pam Solo, The Promise and Politics of Stem Cell Research, published by Praeger Publishers. The book traced the history of the stem…

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    Book Discussion on Religion Gone Bad: The Hidden Dangers of the Christian Right

    Mel White talked about his book Religion Gone Bad: The Hidden Dangers of the Christian Right, published by Tarcher. The Reverend White sees fundamentalism as “evangelical…

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