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    Book Discussion on The Meaning of Human Existence

    Edward O. Wilson talked about his book, The Meaning of Human Existence, about what makes up human existence and makes human beings different from other species. He spoke at the Free…

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    Book Discussion on The Invisible Bridge

    Rick Perlstein talked about his book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, in which he recounts America’s political and social landscape of the mid-1970s,…

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    Book Discussion on World Order

    Henry Kissinger talked about his book, World Order, in which he explores the possibility of achieving world order, something which he says has never been achieved…

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    Book Discussion on The Harlem Hellfighters

    Max Brooks talked about his book, The Harlem Hellfighters, in which he used historical research to write an account of the first African-American regiment to fight in World War I, the 369th…

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    Book Discussion on The Story of the Jews

    Historian Simon Schama talked about his book, The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD, in which he presents a 3000 year history of the Jewish people. Mr. Schama…

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    Book Discussion on The Burglary

    Betty Medsger talked about her book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI, in which she tells the story of the March 1971 break-in at FBI offices in Media,…

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    Book Discussion on Civilian Warriors

    Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, talked about his book, Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror, in which he discusses the successes…

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    Book Discussion on David and Goliath

    Malcolm Gladwell talked about his book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, in which he discusses the power of underdogs and why they often…

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    Book Discussion on Book of Ages

    Jill Lepore talked about her book, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, in which she recalls the life of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister, Jane Franklin. The…

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    Book Discussion on Reign of Error

    Diane Ravitch talked about her book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, in which she argues that the education crisis…

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    Book Discussion on Dirty Wars

    Jeremy Scahill talked about his book, Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield, in which he explores the secret war against terrorism being fought around the world by elite soldiers serving…

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    Book Discussion on The Cushion in the Road

    Alice Walker talked about her book, The Cushion in the Road: Meditation and Wandering as the Whole World Awakens to Being in Harm’s Way, a collection of personal and political essays,…

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    Book Discussion on Obsessed: America's Food Addiction - And My Own

    Mika Brzezinski talked about her book, Obsessed: America’s Food Addiction - And My Own, in which she presents her thoughts on obesity in the United States. In her book, the…

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    Book Discussion on Simpler

    Cass Sunstein talked about his book, Simpler: The Future of Government, in which he recounts his tenure as administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs from…

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    Book Discussion on My Share of the Task

    General Stanley McChrystal talked about his memoir, My Share of the Task, with author and journalist Mark Bowden. In the book, the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan…

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    Book Discussion on The World Until Yesterday

    Professor Jared Diamond talked about his book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? In the book he examined practices of traditional and modern,…

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    Book Discussion on Of Africa

    Nigerian Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka talked about his book Of Africa, in which he explores the history of Africa and the challenges facing the continent…

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    Book Discussion on The Patriarch

    Author David Nasaw talks about his book, The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy, in which he recounts the life of Joseph P. Kennedy, patriarch of the…

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    Book Discussion on The Oath

    Jeffrey Toobin reports on the relationship between the Obama administration and Chief Justice John Roberts and the U.S. Supreme Court. The author examines the history of the Court and…

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    Book Discussion on I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had

    In his book, actor Tony Danza recounts the year he spent teaching 10th grade English in Philadelphia’s largest high school. The author, who before becoming an actor had wanted to…

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