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    Broke in America

    Authors Joanne Samuel Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox offered their thoughts on addressing poverty in America. This was a virtual event hosted by Brookline Booksmith in Brookline,…

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    Hunting Whitey

    Casey Sherman and David Wedge discussed the capture, imprisonment, and death of Boston mafia boss Whitey Bulger. This was a virtual event hosted by Brookline Booksmith in Brookline,…

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    Fly Girls

    Keith O’Brien recounted the personal stories of female pilots who broke into the male-dominated sport of airplane racing, which was popular in the 1920s and 30s.

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    Witness to the Revolution

    Clara Bingham talked about her book Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul, in which she recalls the social and…

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    Eleanor and Hick

    Susan Quinn talked about her book Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady, in which she examines the thirty year relationship between first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and…

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    Pulitzer's Gold

    Roy Harris, Jr., talked about his book Pulitzer’s Gold: Behind the Prize for Public Service Journalism (University of Missouri Press; January 17, 2008). In the book he presents a history of…

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    Once Upon a Time in Russia

    Ben Mezrich talked about his book Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs - A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder, in which he looks at the rise of two…

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    The Race Underground

    Doug Most, deputy managing editor for features at the Boston Globe, talked about his book, The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway, in which he recounts…

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    In the Kingdom of the Sick

    Laurie Edwards talked about her book, In the Kingdom of the Sick: A Social History of Chronic Illness in America, in which she reports on the over 133 million Americans living with a…

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    The Odd Clauses

    Jay Wexler examines ten of the more obscure clauses of the U.S. Constitution, scattered amongst the better known phrases throughout the eight thousand word document. These lesser referenced…

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    Powerful Medicines: The Prescription Drugs

    Mr. Avorn discussed his book Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs, published by Knopf. He discussed methods used to analyze the benefits, risks, and economic…

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    Human Trials

    Ms. Quinn talked about her book, Human Trials: Scientists, Investors, and Patients in the Quest for a Cure, published by Perseus Publishing. The book describes the struggle to find a cure…

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    My Father's War

    Ms. Collins talked about her book, My Father’s War: A Memoir, published by Four Walls Eight Windows. She recited excerpts from her book that detailed her surroundings and experiences as a child growing…

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    The New Killer Diseases

    Professor Levy talked about her book, The New Killer Diseases: How the Alarming Evolution of Mutant Germs Threatens Us All, published by Crown Publishing Group. She said that since the…

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    Portrait of a Burger as a Young Calf

    Mr. Lovenheim discussed his book, Portrait of a Burger as a Young Calf: The Story of One Man, Two Cows, and the Feeding of a Nation, published by Harmony Books. In it, he chronicles his…

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    Black Livingstone

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    The Riddle of the Compass

    Mr. Aczel talked about his book, The Riddle of the Compass: The Invention That Changed the World, published by Harcourt. He said that the origins of the compass stretch back to ancient China, but…

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    Rebels in White Gloves

    Ms. Horn talked about her book, Rebels in White Gloves: Coming of Age with Hillary’s Class -- Wellesley '69 published by Random House, which reviews the lives of Mrs. Clinton and her…

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    Disarmed and Dangerous

    Murray Polner and Jim O’Grady talked about their new book, Disarmed and Dangerous: The Radical Lives and Times of Daniel and Phillip Berrigan. The Berrigan brothers were Catholic priests…

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