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  • Lilian Faderman on emThe Gay Revolutionem
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    The Gay Revolution

    Lillian Faderman talked about her book, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle, in which she chronicles the gay revolution from the 1950s, when homosexuality was considered mentally…

    691 views
  • Mary Roach Discusses emGruntem
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    Grunt

    Mary Roach talked about her book, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, about the science that is used to improve the effectiveness and safety of America’s military.

    1,480 views
  • David Kessler Discusses emCaptureem
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    Capture

    David Kessler talked about his book, Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental Suffering, about causes of irrational behavior.

    1,385 views
  • emBrothers The Hidden History of the Kennedy Yearsem
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    Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years

    David Talbot talked about his book Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, published by Free Press. The author read passages from the book. He explored the personal and political…

    980 views
  • emThe Conquering Tideem
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    The Conquering Tide

    Ian Toll talked about his book The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944, in which he looks at the Allied offensives against Japan from the middle of 1942 to the middle of…

    852 views
  • emVietnam The Real Warem
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    Vietnam: The Real War

    Santiago Lyon, Peter Arnett, Nick Ut, and Julie Jacobson talked about the book Vietnam: The Real War - A Photographic History by the Associated Press and the state of war photography today.…

    615 views
  • Amy Kittelstrom on emThe Religion of Democracyem
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    The Religion of Democracy

    Professor Amy Kittelstrom talked about her book The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and the American Moral Tradition, in which she examines the history of the role of religion in…

    786 views
  • Gayle Lemmon on emAshleys Warem
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    Ashley's War

    Gayle Lemmon talked about her book, Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield, about the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s Cultural…

    776 views
  • Dennis Smith on emSan Francisco is Burningem
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    San Francisco Is Burning

    Dennis Smith talked about his book San Francisco Is Burning: The Untold Story of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire, published by Viking. The author, a former New York City firefighter, explained…

    292 views
  • Anya Kamenetz on emThe Testem
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    The Test

    Anya Kamenetz talked about her book The Test: Why Our Schools are Obsessed with Standardized Testing - But You Don’t Have to Be, in which she examines the prevalence of standardized testing in…

    1,034 views
  • em50 Childrenem
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    50 Children

    Steven Pressman talked about his book, 50 Children: One Ordinary American Couple’s Extraordinary Rescue Mission into the Heart of Nazi Germany, in which he recounts the efforts of Gilbert…

    311 views
  • emLiving with a Wild Godem
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    Living with a Wild God

    Barbara Ehrenreich talked about her book, Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything, about her quest as a child to find out the truth about the world…

    367 views
  • emOperation Paperclipem
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    Operation Paperclip

    Annie Jacobsen talked about her book, Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America, in which she recounts the U.S. government’s clandestine program to…

    1,950 views
  • emThe Body Economicem
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    The Body Economic

    Dr. Sanjay Basu, co-author of the book The Body Economic: Recessions, Budget Battles, and the Politics of Life and Death, talked about the health impacts of economic austerity measures in…

    122 views
  • emMansonem
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    Manson

    Jeff Guinn talked about his book, Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, in which he recounts the life of cult leader Charles Manson. The author interviewed members of Manson’s…

    515 views
  • emExploding the Phoneem
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    Exploding the Phone

    Phil Lapsley talked about his book, Exploding the Phone: The untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws Who Hacked Ma Bell, in which he presents a history of the phone system and a flaw in its operation that…

    433 views
  • emWe Can All Do Betterem
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    We Can All Do Better

    United States Senator Bill Bradley talked about his book We Can All Do Better. In his book he offers his view of the state of the nation with financial meltdown and intensifying political…

    229 views
  • emThe Man Who Never Diedem
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    The Man Who Never Died

    William Adler recounts the life of labor activist Joe Hill (1879-1915). A member of the labor union the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.), Joe Hill was known for his outspoken politics and the…

    402 views
  • emManufacturing Hysteriaem
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    Manufacturing Hysteria

    Jay Feldman reported on the curtailment of civil liberties for minorities during times of war and strife in the United States. Mr. Feldman argued that throughout American history,…

    787 views
  • emPitching in the Promised Landem
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    Pitching in the Promised Land

    Aaron Pribble recounts his year playing baseball in the first and only season of the Israel Baseball League. The then 27-year-old former minor leaguer, recalls his experiences in Israel…

    409 views
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