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  • emDrunksem
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    Chris Finan provided a history of alcoholism in America; from the 17th century belief that it was a sign of moral weakness to the creation of reform groups in the 19th century and today’s…

  • emBarking to the Choirem
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    Barking to the Choir

    Father Gregory Boyle reflected on his work with gang members.

  • emWonder Girlsem
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    Wonder Girls

    Photographers Paola Gianturco and Alex Sangster talked about young women around the world who are fighting for social and economic rights.

  • Rod Pyle Discusses emAmazing Stories of the Space Ageem
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    Amazing Stories of the Space Age

    Rod Pyle talked about his book Amazing Stories of the Space Age: True Tales of Nazis in Orbit, Soldiers on the Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other Fascinating Accounts from the Annals…

  • emThe ThreeYear Swim Clubem
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    The Three-Year Swim Club

    Julie Checkoway talked about her book, The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui’s Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory, about a plan devised in 1937 by a grammar…

  • emMan of Warem
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    Man of War

    Author and actor Charlie Schroeder recounts his 15 months engaged in historical war reenactments throughout the United States. They ranged from the Civil War’s Brooksville Raid to an imagined…

  • Janice Nimura on emDaughters of the Samuraiem
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    Daughters of the Samurai

    Janice Nimura talked about her book Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back, in which she recounts five women sent to the United States by the Japanese government in 1871…

  • emGrowing Up King  An Intimate Memoirem
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    Growing Up King: An Intimate Memoir

    Mr. King talked about the book he co-authored, Growing Up King: An Intimate Memoir, published by Warner Books. Mr. King, the youngest son of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., was seven…

  • emRocket Girlem
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    Rocket Girl

    George Morgan talked about his book, Rocket Girl: The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America’s First Female Rocket Scientist, in which he tells the story of his mother, Mary Sherman Morgan, the…

  • emPower Concedes Nothingem
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    Power Concedes Nothing

    Civil rights attorney Connie Rice recounts her life and legal career. Ms. Rice, the second cousin of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, recalls her upbringing and education as well as…

  • emAmerican Avatar The United States In the Global Imaginationem
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    American Avatar: The United States In the Global Imagination

    Barry Sanders examines how people around the world view the United States. He argues that the commonly held belief that the rest of the world has developed a negative view of the U.S. since September…

  • emThe New Deal A Modern Historyem
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    The New Deal: A Modern History

    Michael Hiltzik presented a history of the New Deal. The author examined the origins of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s plans to confront the nation’s economic depression and the president’s…

  • emPassing Strangeem
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    Passing Strange

    Martha Sandweiss talked about her book Passing Strange: A Gilded Age Tale of Love and Deception Across the Color Line (Penguin Press; February 5, 2009). In the book she recounts the life of…

  • emDream in Colorem
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    Dream in Color

    Representatives Linda and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) talked about the book they co-authored, Dream in Color (Grand Central Publishing; September 2, 2008), in which they recount their paths to…

  • emMillennial Makeoverem
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    Millennial Makeover

    Michael Hais and Morley Winograd said that the 2008 Presidential Election will bring a reshaping of the political landscape due to the maturation of the Millennial Generation, who will invoke…

  • emI Have Chosen to Stay and Fightem
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    I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight

    Margaret Cho talked about her book I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight, published by Riverhead. In the book she discussed racism, misogyny, and homophobia in America. The author chronicled her…

  • emThe Centuryem
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    The Century

    Mr. Jennings and Mr. Brewster talked about their book The Century, published by Doubleday. The book offers an illustrated survey of the events and people of the 20th Century.

  • emThe Reagansem
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    The Reagans

    Ms. Edwards talked about her biography, The Reagans: Portrait of a Marriage, published by St. Martin’s Press. The book examined the life of former president Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy. She…

  • emInto Africa  The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstoneem
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    Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone

    Mr. Dugard discussed his book Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone, published by Doubleday. The book tells the story of journalist Henry Morton Stanley’s journey into…

  • emGeorge Washingtons Teethem
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    George Washington's Teeth

    Madeleine Comora discussed the book she co-authored with Deborah Chandra, George Washington’s Teeth, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Through the use of rhyming verses, the book describes the founding…

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