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  • emYesterdays Monstersem
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    Yesterday's Monsters

    University of California Hastings College of the Law professor Hadar Aviram looked at California’s parole system through the life sentences given to those involved in the Manson Family…

  • emHer Storyem
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    Her Story

    Charlotte Waisman and Jill Tietjen talked about their book, Her Story: A Timeline of Women Who Changed America, and responded to audience members' questions. Their profiles of women vary…

  • emThe Flightem
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    The Flight

    Dan Hampton talked about his book The Flight: Charles Lindbergh’s Daring and Immortal 1927 Transatlantic Crossing, in which he reports on Charles Lindbergh’s trans-Atlantic flight from New York to…

  • emThe Last Standem
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    The Last Stand

    National Book Award winner Nathaniel Philbrick, recounts the Battle of Little Bighorn that took place at Little Bighorn River in Central Montana on June 25, 1876. The conflict between the U.S.…

  • emDavid Crockett The Lion of the Westem
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    David Crockett: The Lion of the West

    In his book Michael Wallis recalls the life of frontiersmen and politician David ‘Davy’ Crockett (1786-1836). Mr. Wallis reports on Davy Crockett’s childhood in eastern Tennessee and his…

  • emGrass Rootsem
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    Grass Roots

    Center for Public Integrity Fellow Emily Dufton examined the history and the fight for and against marijuana in the United States.

  • emThe Odyssey of Echo Companyem
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    The Odyssey of Echo Company

    Doug Stanton talked about his book The Odyssey of Echo Company: The 1968 Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle to Survive the Vietnam War, in which he looks at the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive through…

  • emAmerican Eclipseem
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    American Eclipse

    David Baron talked about his book American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World, in which he reports on the solar eclipse of 1878 and…

  • emAnatomy of Innocenceem
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    Anatomy of Innocence

    Laura Caldwell and Leslie Klinger talked about their book Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted, in which they present the stories of 14 exonerated inmates. Each of…

  • emBrave New Weedem
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    Brave New Weed

    Joe Dolce talked about his book Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, in which he looks at the history, science, and economics of marijuana.

  • emOutpostem
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    Christopher Hill talked about his book, Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy, about his career as a diplomat. He appeared on Colorado Public Radio’s “Colorado Matters,”…

  • emLords of the Skyem
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    Lords of the Sky

    Dan Hampton talked about his book, Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16, in which he looks at the history of combat aviation and discusses how…

  • emHemp Boundem
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    Hemp Bound

    Doug Fine talked about his book, Hemp Bound: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Next Agricultural Revolution, in which he discusses the reincorporation of hemp into the U.S. economy.…

  • emThe Red and the Whiteem
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    The Red and the White

    Andrew Graybill, associate history professor and director of Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University, talked about his book, The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West, in which he recalls the…

  • Book Discussion with Melanie Warner emPandoras Lunchboxem
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    Book Discussion with Melanie Warner, Pandora's Lunchbox

    Melanie Warner spoke about food science and ways in which it had created inexpensive products that were devoid of nutritional value, addictive, and of potential harm to one’s health. She…

  • emTo Hell on a Fast Horseem
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    To Hell on a Fast Horse

    Western historian Mark Lee Gardner presented a biography of criminal and fugitive Billy the Kid and his pursuer Lincoln County (New Mexico) Sheriff Pat Garrett. Mr. Gardner recalled the numerous crimes that…

  • emThe Art of Intelligenceem
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    The Art of Intelligence

    Former Ambassador-at-Large Henry Crumpton talked about the role that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) plays in the world today and discussed what the organization accomplished in…

  • em1812  The War That Forged a Nationem
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    1812: The War That Forged a Nation

    Mr. Borneman talked about his book 1812: The War That Forged a Nation, published by HarperCollins. The book provides an historical account of the first time the United States was attacked…

  • emWanted Dead or Aliveem
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    Wanted Dead or Alive

    Benjamin Runkle, professional staff member of the House Armed Services Committee, presented a history of manhunts launched by the American military and intelligence agencies. Mr. Runkle…

  • emThe Ripple Effectem
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    The Ripple Effect

    In his book Alex Prud’homme questions the safety, quality, and future availability of fresh water as consumption doubles every twenty years. Mr. Prud’homme examines the current water infrastructure and…

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