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    America in the King Years

    Taylor Branch talked about his 26 year project, America in the King Years. The trilogy of books includes Parting the Waters, Pillor of Fire, and At Canaan’s Edge, published by Simon and…

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    The People's Machine

    Joe Mathews was interviewed about his book, The People’s Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy, published by PublicAffairs.

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    Historians in Trouble

    Jon Wiener talked about his book Historians in Trouble: Plagiarism, Fraud, and Politics in the Ivory Tower, published by New Press. Mr. Wiener also discussed his book Gimme Some Truth: The…

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    My Father's Secret War: A Memoir

    Lucinda Franks was interviewed about her book, My Father’s Secret War: A Memoir, published by Miramax. A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, she wrote about how she discovered her father was…

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    The Most Famous Man in America

    Debby Applegate talked about her book The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher, published by Doubleday. She was interviewed on the BookTV Bus while at the Los…

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    War Made New

    Max Boot talked about his book War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today, published by Gotham. In the book he was telling the story of the four major…

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    On the Shoulders of Giants

    Mr. Abdul-Jabbar, former professional basketball player, talked about the book he co-authored, On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance, published by Simon and…

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    Taylor Branch Interview

    Taylor Branch talked about his upcoming book on President Bill Clinton, to be published in late 2008. Mr. Branch, who has known Clinton since the early 1970s, was given exclusive access to…

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    Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy

    Daniel Altman talked about his book Connected: 24 Hours in the Global Economy, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He was interviewed on the C-SPAN BookTV Bus while at the Los Angeles…

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    The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father's War

    Louise Steinman was interviewed about her book The Souvenir: A Daughter Discovers Her Father’s War, published by Plume.

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    Before the Fallout

    Diana Preston was interviewed about her book, Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima, published by Walker, which won the Los Angeles Times Award for Science and Technology.…

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    The King of California

    Rick Wartzman talked about the book he co-authored, The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire, published by PublicAffairs. In the book the authors recount…

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    The New American Revolution

    Tammy Bruce was interviewed about her book The New American Revolution: Using the Power of the Individual to Save Our Nation from Extremists, published by William Morrow. She talked about…

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    Gore Vidal Interview

    Gore Vidal was interviewed about his life and work. Topics included growing older, the media, writing as a profession, presidents and politics, and his grandfather who was blind.

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    Bury the Chains

    Adam Hochschild was interviewed about his book Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves, published by Houghton Mifflin, about the first mass movement to…

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    A Writer\'s Life

    Gay Talese was interviewed about his new book A Writer’s Life, and about his life experiences.

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    A Sense of Duty

    Quang Pham talked about his memoir A Sense of Duty: My Father, My American Journey, published by Ballantine Books. He also responded to viewer telephone calls. He was interviewed on the…

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    The Reagan Imprint

    John Arquilla was interviewed about his book The Reagan Imprint: Ideas in American Foreign Policy From the Collapse of Communism to the War on Terror, published by Ivan R. Dee. He responded…

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    Playing President

    Robert Scheer was interviewed about his book Playing President: My Relationships with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton--and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush,…

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    Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Interviews

    Authors were interviewed about the concept of a culture of fear and responded to telephone calls from viewers. Ms. Postrel talked about her book The Substance of Style: How the Rise of…

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