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    Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time

    Mr. Downing talked about his book of social history, Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time, published by Shoemaker and Hoard. He explored the origins and controversies…

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    Blowout

    MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow talked about her book, Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth, in which she argued that the gas and oil…

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    Back to Full Employment

    Robert Pollin talked about his book, Back to Full Employment, in which he argues that the U.S. government should be pushing for full employment (less than 4 percent unemployment), a policy…

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    Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

    Rachel Maddow talked about the embrace in the United States of perpetual war as a way of life and looked at how views of war - and the business of war - have changed since Vietnam. She…

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    The Mercury 13

    Martha Ackmann discussed her book The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight. The book is an account of thirteen women pilots who attempted to become America’s…

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    EcoMind

    Frances Moore Lappe, author of “Diet for a Small Planet,” argues in her latest book that people should not be pessimistic about solving the ecological problems facing the planet. She says…

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    Einstein in Berlin

    Thomas Levenson talked about his latest book, Einstein in Berlin, published by Bantam Books. The book examines the period between 1914 and 1932 when Albert Einstein, already widely recognized for his…

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    The World Without Us

    Alan Weisman talked about his book The World without Us, published by Thomas Dunne Books. His book describes what would happen to the Earth if humans suddenly disappeared. The book was based on his 2005…

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    Kabul in Winter: Life Without Peace in Afghanistan

    Ann Jones talked about her book Kabul in Winter: Life Without Peace in Afghanistan, published by Metropolitan Books. She described her trip to Afghanistan in 2002 where she volunteered as an aid…

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    Granny D: Walking Across America in My 90th Year

    Doris Haddock talked about her book Granny D: Walking Across America in My 90th Year, published by Villard. Ms. Haddock began the journey as a personal attempt to raise awareness about the issue…

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    Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan

    Ms. Chavis talked about her book, Meena, Heroine of Afghanistan: The Martyr Who Founded RAWA, the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, published by St. Martin’s Press. In the…

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    Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

    Dr. Blight talked about his book Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, published by Harvard University Press. In his lecture, Mr. Blight explored the relationship between…

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    Executioner's Current

    Mr. Moran talked about his book Executioner’s Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair, published by Knopf. It’s the story behind the struggle to control New York’s electric market…

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    Rainbow's End

    Professor Klein, who teaches at the University of Rhode Island, talked about his latest book, Rainbow’s End: The Crash of 1929, published by Oxford University Press. He described the events…

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    Project Girl

    Janet McDonald talked about her autobiography, Project Girl, published by Farrar Straus & Giroux. She described her struggles as a black woman with a genius IQ who grew up in the Brooklyn…

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    She Captains

    Author Joan Druett talked about her book She Captains: Heroines and Hellions of the Sea, published by Simon and Schuster. The book delved into little-known stories of women at sea and the…

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    Silvio: Congressman for Everyone

    Peter Lynch, Author, SILVIO: Congressman for Everyone: A Biographical Portrait of Silvio O. Conte. Rep. Conte served in the House of Representatives for over thirty years. Mr. Lynch talked…

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