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  • emFour Hours of Furyem
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    Four Hours of Fury

    Paratrooper-turned-historian James Fenelon recounted World War II’s largest airborne operation, when 17,000 Allied paratroopers were dropped behind enemy lines in 1945.

  • emReal Queer Americaem
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    Real Queer America

    Daily Beast senior reporter Samantha Allen talked about her book, Real Queer America: LGBT Stories from Red States.

  • emUnfamiliar Fishesem
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    Unfamiliar Fishes

    Sarah Vowell examines the Americanization of Hawaii that began with the arrival of New England missionaries in 1820. The author recounts the coup, organized by the missionaries, that…

  • emReal Americanem
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    Real American

    Julie Lythcott-Haims talked about her book, Real American, about her experiences growing up biracial in America.

  • Mary Jennings Hegar Discusses emShoot Like a Girlem
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    Shoot Like a Girl

    Major Mary Jennings Hegar talked about her book Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman’s Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front, in which she talks about her tours in Afghanistan with…

  • Daina Ramey Berry Discusses emThe Price for Their Pound of Fleshem
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    The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

    Daina Ramey Berry talked about her book The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation, in which she examines the economic…

  • Richard Paul and Steven Moss on emWe Could Not Failem
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    We Could Not Fail

    Richard Paul and Steven Moss talked about their book, We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program, about 10 African Americans who broke the color barrier at NASA.…

  • emBlue Texasem
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    Blue Texas

    Professor Max Krochmal talked about his book Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era, in which he examines liberal politics and civil rights…

  • James Hornfischer Discusses emThe Fleet at Flood Tideem
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    The Fleet at Flood Tide

    James Hornfischer talked about his book The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945, in which he recalls the U.S. invasion of the Mariana Islands and the final…

  • Juan Thompson Discusses emStories I Tell Myselfem
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    Stories I Tell Myself

    Juan Thompson talked about his book Stories I tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson, in which he remembers his childhood and formative years with his father. He spoke with…

  • emFriday Night Lightsem
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    Friday Night Lights

    Buzz Bissinger talked about his book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, in which he reports on the winningest high school football team in Texas history, the Permian…

  • Steven Weinberg on emTo Explain the Worldem
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    To Explain the World

    Steven Weinberg talked about his book, To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science, about the history of modern science and the challenges faced by those who shaped it.

  • emCoinedem
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    Kabir Sehgal talked about his book, Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us, about the origins of money around the world and the role it has played throughout human…

  • Jan Jarboe Russell on emThe Train to Crystal Cityem
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    The Train to Crystal City

    Jan Jarboe Russell talked about her book, The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, about a family…

  • emLone Star Nationem
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    Lone Star Nation

    Richard Parker talked about his book Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America, in which he argues that Texas, which was undergoing rapid changes, would have as big of an impact on…

  • emDr Mutters Marvelsem
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    Dr. Mutter's Marvels

    Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz talked about her book, Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, in which she recounts the life of 19th century…

  • emAn Indigenous Peoples History of the United Statesem
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    An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz talked about her book, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, in which she looks at American history through the eyes of indigenous peoples. She spoke at…

  • emRadiance of Tomorrowem
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    Radiance of Tomorrow

    Ishmael Beah talked about his novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, about life in Sierra Leone following the Civil War that ended in 2002. Beah was a child soldier in the civil war and wrote about…

  • emFramed Americas FiftyOne Constitutions and the Crisis Over Governanceem
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    Framed: America's Fifty-One Constitutions and the Crisis Over Governance

    Sanford Levinson compares the U.S. Constitution to the constitutions of the 50 states and argues that in many ways the state constitutions are better. Professor Levinson responded to…

  • emSaving the Schoolem
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    Saving the School

    In his book Michael Brick recounts an academic year at John H. Reagan High School in Austin, Texas, and profiles the school’s principal Anabel Garza and many teachers, students, and staff. The focus is…

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