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  • emIsaacs Stormem
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    Isaac's Storm

    Mr. Larson talked about his book Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, published by Vintage Books. The book chronicles the life of scientist and meteorologist…

  • emIrish America Coming Into Cloverem
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    Irish America: Coming Into Clover

    Ms. Dezell talked about her book Irish America: Coming into Clover, the Evolution of a People and a Culture, published by Doubleday. She explored common stereotypes of Irish-Americans,…

  • emThe First World Warem
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    The First World War

    Mr. Keegan talked about his book The First World War, published by Knopf. The book examines World War I from beginning to end and places the events in a historical perspective. After his…

  • emGiants of Enterpriseem
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    Giants of Enterprise

    Professor Tedlow talked about his book Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built, published by HarperBusiness. Through biographical essays the book…

  • emResource Warsem
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    Resource Wars

    Mr. Klare discussed his book, Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict, published by Metropolitan Books. He predicted that limited resources such as oil and water will…

  • emLeonardo da Vinciem and emVirginia Woolfem
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    Leonardo da Vinci and Virginia Woolf

    The panelists talked about the lives of Virginia Wold and Leonardo Da Vinci. They talked about the personal and professional achievements of the two people. Following their remarks, they…

  • emBetter Off  Flipping the Switch on Technologyem
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    Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology

    Mr. Brende talked about his book Better Off: Flipping the Switch on Technology, published by HarperCollins. Mr. Brende moved with his wife to the Midwest in order to join a farming community in the hopes of…

  • emWitness to Americaem
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    Witness to America

    The guests talk about their book, Witness to America: An Illustrated Documentary History of the United States from the Revolution to Today, published by Harper Resource. The book is an…

  • emRevenge A Story of Hopeem
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    Revenge: A Story of Hope

    Ms. Blumenfeld discusses her latest book, Revenge: A Story of Hope. It’s the story of Ms. Blumenfeld’s quest to find the men responsible for the shooting of her father in Bethlehem, in…

  • emMy Fellow Americansem
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    My Fellow Americans

    Mr. Waldman talked about his book, My Fellow Americans, published by Sourcebooks Trade. The book is a collection of the 43 presidential speeches the author considers most influential. Mr. Waldman…

  • emPushing Time Awayem
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    Pushing Time Away

    Mr. Singer discussed his book Pushing Time Away: My Grandfather and the Tragedy of Jewish Vienna, published by Ecco. The book is a biography of Mr. Singer’s grandfather David Oppenheim, a classical…

  • emLeaving Islam  Apostates Speak Outem
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    Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out

    Mr. Warraq talked about the book he edited, Leaving Islam: Apostates Speak Out, published by Prometheus Books. The book is a collection of essays by former Muslims from various countries…

  • emBeing America  Liberty Commerce and Violenceem
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    Being America: Liberty, Commerce, and Violence

    Mr. Purdy talks about his book Being America: Liberty, Commerce, and Violence in an American World, published by Alfred. A. Knopf. Mr. Purdy’s book looks at the way people around the world…

  • emVision of Beautyem
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    Vision of Beauty

    Ms. Lasky read from and talked about her book Vision of Beauty: The Story of Sarah Breedlove Walker, published by Candlewick Press. The book tells the story of how Walker survived the…

  • emStories and Poemsem
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    Stories and Poems

    Professor Bloom read from his book, Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages, published by Scribner. The book is a collection of short stories and poems, mostly from…

  • Best American Essays
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    Best American Essays

    Contributors to the book Best American Essays 1998 read from their essays. Mr. Atwan moderated the readings. The series has been published since 1986. The event was held at the Brattle…

  • emMessages from My Fatherem
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    Messages from My Father

    At Brattle Theatre, Mr. Trillin talked about his 19th book, Messages from My Father, which focuses on the importance of his father in his life. He read several passages from the book and…