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  • Preview of Public Affairs and Da Capo Press Fall Books
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    Preview of Public Affairs and Da Capo Press Fall Books

    Clive Priddle, publisher of PublicAffairs, and Mike Giarratano, publicity manager of Da Capo Press, previewed their forthcoming books.

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    Secular Faith

    Professor Mark Smith talked about his book Secular Faith, in which he argues that religion often mirrors shifts in the political landscape rather than remains an unchanging institution. He…

  • emThe History of White Peopleem
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    The History of White People

    Nell Irvin Painter, American history professor emerita at Princeton University, presents a history of white race theory, an 18th century notion created by Northern Europeans that assigned the ideal of beauty…

  • Publisher Interview with Mike Giarratano
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    Publisher Interview with Mike Giarratano

    Mike Giarratano of Harvard University Press previewed some of his company’s fall 2013 books. He was interviewed at Book Expo America, the publishing industry’s annual trade show held at the…

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    Knocking on Heaven's Door

    Lisa Randall looked at the contributions that physics and scientific thinking have made to our understanding of the universe. She used slides as she focused on the concept of scale and its…

  • emTropic of Chaosem
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    Tropic of Chaos

    Christian Parenti reported on several countries where environmental change is fueling violence and war. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose…

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    Don Peck talked about the long-term social and cultural impact of the current economic recession, arguing that although the peak of the financial crisis has passed, its effects will be many…

  • emWashington Burningem
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    Washington Burning

    Les Standiford talked about his book Washington Burning: How a Frenchman’s Vision for Our Nation’s Capital Survived Congress, the Founding Fathers, and the Invading British Army (Crown, May 6, 2008). The book details the design of…

  • emTears in the Darknessem
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    Tears in the Darkness

    Elizabeth and Michael Norman talked about their book Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; June 9, 2009). In the book the husband and…

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    White House Ghosts

    Robert Schlesinger, former Washington correspondent for the Boston Globe, talked about his book, White House Ghosts, in which he profiled presidential speechwriters from the FDR…

  • emLaw and the Long Warem
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    Law and the Long War

    Benjamin Wittes talked about his book Law and the Long War: The Future of Justice in the Age of Terror (Penguin Press, June 19, 2008). In his book he argues that the Bush administration is…

  • emThe Logic of Lifeem
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    The Logic of Life

    Tim Harford talked about his book The Logic of Life: The Rational Economics of an Irrational World, published by Random House. In his book Mr. Harford uses economic research and principles…

  • emMerchant of Deathem
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    Merchant of Death

    Authors Stephen Braun and Douglas Farah talked about their book, Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible. They described the life of Viktor Bout, one of the…

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    American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons

    Mr. Dow talked about his book American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons, published by University of California Press. Mark Dow recounted the history of U.S. immigration laws and…

  • emInside the Mirageem
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    Inside the Mirage

    Mr. Lippman talked about his book, Inside the Mirage: America’s Fragile Partnership with Saudi Arabia, published by Westview Press. In the book, the author examines the history of U.S.-Saudi…