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  • emThe Black and the Blueem
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    The Black and the Blue

    Former law enforcement officer Matthew Horace and Howard University Professor Ron Harris discussed police practices and policies.

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  • emNever Been a Timeem
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    Never Been a Time

    Harper Barnes talked about and read excerpts from his book, Never Been a Time: The 1917 Race Riot That Sparked the Civil Rights Movement, published by Walker and Company. The book recounts…

    743 views
  • Carol Anderson Discusses emWhite Rageem
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    White Rage

    Professor Carol Anderson talked about her book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, in which she chronicles when in history black progress has been met by what she calls “white…

    6,374 views
  • emThe Brain Electricem
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    The Brain Electric

    Malcolm Gay talked about his book The Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines, in which he reports on the development, future, and use of technology to…

    911 views
  • emMission at Nurembergem
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    Mission at Nuremberg

    Tim Townsend talked about his book, Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis, in which he reports on U.S. Army chaplain Henry Gerecke and his assignment…

    604 views
  • emThe Warriors Heartem
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    The Warrior's Heart

    Eric Greitens talked about his book, The Warrior’s Heart, an adaptation of his memoir about becoming a Navy SEAL written for young adults. He talked about his experiences in both…

    1,286 views
  • emGuantanamo USAem
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    Guantanamo, USA

    Stephen Schwab, former senior analyst for the CIA’s South America Division, presents a history of America’s military base in Guantanamo, Cuba. Residing on 45 square miles, Mr. Schwab recalls the…

    138 views
  • emThis Land Is Their Landem
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    This Land Is Their Land

    Barbara Ehrenreich talked about her book This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation (Metropolitan Books; June 24, 2008). The book contains essays about the presidency of George W. Bush. She…

    275 views
  • emPalimpsestem Book Group Discussion
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    Palimpsest Book Group Discussion

    The Left Bank Books Gay Men’s Reading Group discussed Gore Vidal’s book Palimpsest: A Memoir, published by Penguin Books. In the memoir, Mr. Vidal wrote about the first forty years of his life,…

    208 views
  • emWhen the Mississippi Ran Backwardsem
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    When the Mississippi Ran Backwards

    Mr. Feldman talked about his book When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes, published by Free Press. In it he examined the history of the New Madrid,…

    762 views
  • emPlace Left Unfinished at the Time of Creationem
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    Place Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation

    Mr. Santos read from and discussed his book Place Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation, published by Penguin USA. He responded to questions from the audience. The book examines the lives…

    108 views
  • emClass Warfare  Besieged Schoolsem
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    Class Warfare: Besieged Schools

    Mr. Rochester talked about his book Class Warfare: Besieged Schools, Bewildered Parents, Betrayed Kids and the Attack on Excellence, published by Encounter Books. Professor Rochester is an author,…

    162 views
  • emDaughter of the Airem
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    Daughter of the Air

    Mr. Simbeck talks about his book, Daughter of the Air: The Brief Soaring Life of Cornelia Fort, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. Killed in an airplane crash in 1943, Cornelia Fort’s…

    110 views
  • emAn Empire Wildernessem
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    An Empire Wilderness

    Mr. Kaplan discussed his book, An Empire Wilderness, published by Random House. The book is about his travels through the American west from Kansas to Washington state. He talked about the…

    117 views