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  • emThe Irregularsem
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    The Irregulars

    Jennet Conant talked about the life of children’s author Roald Dahl, who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. Mr. Dahl worked to end the neutrality of…

  • emGang Leader for a Dayem
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    Gang Leader for a Day

    Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh talked about his book Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets. While a graduate student in Chicago, Sudhir Venkatesh spent seven years…

  • emSissy Nationem
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    Sissy Nation

    John Strausbaugh talked about his book Sissy Nation: How America Became a Culture of Wimps and Stoopits, published by Virgin Books. In his book Mr. Strausbaugh argues that America has…

  • emOrange County A Personal Historyem
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    Orange County: A Personal History

    Gustavo Arellano talked about Orange County: A Personal History, in which he recounts his families immigration to the United States from Mexico and the history of Orange County, California where they…

  • emGandhi and Churchillem
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    Gandhi and Churchill

    Historian Arthur Herman talked about his book Gandhi and Churchill: The Epic Rivalry that Destroyed an Empire and Forged Our Age, published by Bantam. In his book he recounts the contrasting roles Winston…

  • emWhy Youre Wrong About the Rightem
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    Why You're Wrong About the Right

    S.E. Cupp and Brett Joshpe, self-identified “closet conservatives,” talked about their book, Why You’re Wrong About the Right, published by Threshold Editions. They described why they wrote the book and their difficulties in…

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    John Talbott talked about his book Obamanomics: How Bottom-Up Economic Prosperity Will Replace Trickle-Down Economics (Seven Stories Press). In his book he examines Barack Obama’s proposed…

  • emFirefight  Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagonem
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    Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon

    Patrick Creed and Rick Newman talked about the rescue efforts that took place at the Pentagon following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. The crashing of American Airlines Flight 77…

  • emThe Conservatives Handbookem
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    The Conservative's Handbook

    Phil Valentine talked about his book The Conservative’s Handbook: Defining the Right Position on Issues from A to Z (Cumberland House Publishing; September 1, 2008). Phil Valentine, the host of the…

  • em True Blue To Protect and Serveem
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    True Blue: To Protect and Serve

    Randy Sutton talked about the book he edited, True Blue: To Protect and Serve, published by St. Martin’s Press. The anthology is one of a series of books of autobiographical sketches and…

  • emRead All About Item Book Signing
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    Read All About It! Book Signing

    First lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna talked about signed copies of their co-authored children’s book, Read All About It!, published by HarperCollins. The event was hosted by Borders…

  • emFireBreathing Liberalem
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    Fire-Breathing Liberal

    Representative Robert Wexler talked about and read excertps from Fire-Breathing Liberal: How I Learned to Survive (and Thrive) in the Contact Sport of Congress, his book that describes his experiences representing…