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  • emHealing Childrenem
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    Healing Children

    Dr. Kurt Newman talked about his book Healing Children: A Surgeon’s Stories from the Frontiers of Pediatric Medicine, in which he recalls his career as a pediatric surgeon and discusses the…

  • emUnshackling Americaem
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    Unshackling America

    Willard Sterne Randall talked about his book Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution, in which he recalls America’s efforts to become financially…

  • emIts My Country Tooem
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    It's My Country Too

    Former U.S. Marine Corps officer Tracy Crow and former U.S. Navy officer Jerri Bell talked about their book It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to…

  • emLong Haulem
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    Long Haul

    Finn Murphy talked about his book The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tales of Life on the Road, in which he discusses his job and the America one sees by traveling the country via its roadways. Mr.…

  • emThe Trial of Adolf Hitlerem
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    The Trial of Adolf Hitler

    David King talked about his book The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany, in which he recounts Adolf Hitler’s trial for high treason in February, 1924, which…

  • Race In America
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    Race In America

    April Ryan moderated a panel discussion on race in America with Mary Frances Berry, author of Five Dollars and a Pork Chop Sandwich; Avis Jones-DeWeever, author of How Exceptional Black Women…

  • emThe Great Questions of Tomorrowem
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    The Great Questions of Tomorrow

    David Rothkopf talked about his book The Great Questions of Tomorrow, in which he looks at the big questions that will arise following the modern technological revolution.

  • emRigor Mortisem
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    Rigor Mortis

    Richard Harris talked about his book Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions, in which he reports on the challenges facing the field of…

  • emFaster Higher and Fartherem
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    Faster, Higher, and Farther

    Jack Ewing talked about his book, Faster, Higher, and Farther: The Volkswagen Scandal, about the history of the company, its corporate culture, and deception to meet emissions standards in…

  • emChasing Spaceem
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    Chasing Space

    Leland Melvin talked about his book, Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances.

  • emThe Crisis of the MiddleClass Constitutionem
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    The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution

    Professor Ganesh Sitaraman talked about his book The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic, in which he says that the Founders didn’t…

  • emAnatomy of Terrorem
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    Anatomy of Terror

    Ali Soufan talked about his book, Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State, about the terrorist groups that have emerged since the death of Osama bin…

  • Christopher Dickey on emOur Man in Charlestonem
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    Our Man in Charleston

    Christopher Dickey talked about his book Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South, in which he recalls the role played by Robert Bunch, British consul assigned to…

  • emBehaveem
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    Robert Sapolsky talked about his book Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, in which he attempts to answer what drives human behaviors such as racism, xenophobia, tolerance,…

  • emSix Days of War  June 1967em
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    Six Days of War: June 1967

    Michael Oren talked about his book, Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East. The book chronicles the events of the six-day-long Arab-Israeli War, which resulted…

  • Sharon Weinberger Discusses emThe Imagineers of Warem
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    The Imagineers of War

    Sharon Weinberger talked about her book, The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World, about the history, successes, and failures of DARPA,…

  • Brad Graham and Lissa Muscatine Discuss Donald Trump
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    Brad Graham and Lissa Muscatine on Donald Trump

    Brad Graham and Lissa Muscatine, co-owners of Washington, D.C.'s Politics and Prose Bookstore, talked about their bookstore’s events and reading lists created in reaction to the election of…

  • Brad Snyder Discusses emHouse of Truthem
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    The House of Truth

    Professor Brad Snyder talked about his book, The House of Truth: A Washington Political Salon and the Foundations of American Liberalism, about a group of Washington professionals interested in…

  • emUrban Forestsem
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    Urban Forests

    Jill Jonnes talked about her book Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape, in which she examines the natural history of trees and their impact on…

  • April Ryan Discusses emAt Mamas Kneeem
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    At Mama's Knee

    April Ryan talked about her book At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White, in which she examines the issues surrounding race and police shootings in America from the perspective…

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