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    Panel Discussion on Books and Reading

    Book TV hosted a panel discussion on books and the joys of reading. Guests included Mitchell Kaplan, owner of Books and Books, and authors Les Standiford and Ana Menendez. The guests also…

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    We Gather Together

    Neil Young talked about his book We Gather Together:The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics, about the rise of the religious right.

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    Dancing with the Devil in the City of God

    Juliana Barbassa talked about her book, Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink, about the costs the city of Rio de Janeiro will pay to host the 2016…

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    Democracy's Muse

    Andrew Burstein talked about his book Democracy’s Muse: How Thomas Jefferson Became an FDR Liberal, a Reagan Republican, and a Tea Party Fanatic, All the While Being Dead, in which he looks…

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    The Scarlet Sisters

    Myra MacPherson talked about her book, The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age, in which she recounts the lives of sisters, Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee…

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    An American Bride in Kabul

    Phyllis Chesler talked about her book, An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir, in which she details her marriage to an Afghan man and her experiences living in Afghanistan during the early…

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    Ping-Pong Diplomacy

    Nicholas Griffin talked about his book, Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World, in which he examines China’s use of the game of ping-pong to recast their…

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    The Man Who Killed Kennedy

    Political strategist and consultant Roger Stone talked about his book, The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ, in which he presents his thoughts on who was responsible for the…

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    Hunting Che

    Mitch Weiss and Kevin Maurer talked about their book, Hunting Che: How a U.S. Special Forces Team Helped Capture the World’s Most Famous Revolutionary, in which they chronicle the hunting…

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    Buckley

    Carl Bogus talked about the personal and professional life of political commentator, William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008). Mr. Buckley was the founder of the conservative periodical,The National Review,…

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    Heroes for My Daughter

    Brad Meltzer presents a collection of women (and some men) throughout history that he believes his daughter, Lila, can look up to and derive strength from. The author profiles a range of…

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    A Difficult Woman

    Alice Kessler-Harris recounts the life of playwright and political activist Lillian Hellman (1905-1984). She was the author of numerous politically and socially infused plays, including The Children’s Hour…

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    The Obama Hate Machine

    Bill Press contends that the political right has levied baseless personal attacks at President Obama that are unprecedented for the presidency. Mr. Press argues that such attacks devalue…

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    Assasins of the Turquoise Palace

    Roya Hakakian talked about the 1992 killing of four Iranian-Kurdish dissidents in Germany and the trial that followed. The government of Iran was implicated in the killing and all the…

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    The Brilliant Disaster

    Jim Rasenberger presents a history of the Bay of Pigs crisis. The failed military invasion of Cuba in 1961 that was supported by the United States government resulted in the capture or death of…

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    Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats

    Syndicated columnist Gwynne Dyer talks about future wars he says will result as a consequence of global warming. Mr. Dyer argues that in the decades ahead, global warming will lead to…

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    Grover Cleveland: A Study in Character

    Mr. Brodsky talked about his biography Grover Cleveland: A Study in Character, published by St. Martins Press, which describes Cleveland’s political life. The author believes that Grover…

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    Daybreak

    David Swanson talked about his book Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union (Seven Stories Press; September 1, 2009). Mr. Swanson discussed how he believes the nation was…

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    Voluntary Madness

    Norah Vincent talked about Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin (Viking; December 30, 2008). In her previous book Self-Made Man, she assumed the role of a man for eighteen…

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    Dateline Havana

    Reese Erlich talked about Dateline Havana: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Future of Cuba (Polipoint Press; December 1, 2008). In the book Mr. Erlich, who first visited Cuba in 1968,…

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