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  • Rebecca Solnit Discusses emThe Mother of All Questionsem
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    The Mother of All Questions

    Rebecca Solnit talked about her book The Mother of All Questions: Further Reports from the Feminist Revolutions, in which she examines how women have been silenced and the changes occurring…

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    Mission High

    Kristina Rizga talked about her book Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried to Fail It, and the Students and Teachers Who Made It Triumph, in which she examines alternative…

  • emSeason of the Witchem
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    Season of the Witch

    David Talbot presents a history of San Francisco from 1967 to 1982. The city, connected to the counter culture movement of the 1960s, witnessed a series of transformative events in the…

  • emDesert Americaem
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    Desert America

    Ruben Martinez talked about his book Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West. In the book he described his travels throughout the American West and presents his thoughts on the…

  • emThe Third Industrial Revolutionem
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    The Third Industrial Revolution

    Jeremy Rifkin argues that Internet technology and renewable energy could lead the way for a new industrial revolution in the United States and help the country regain its economic foothold…

  • emCrazy Like Usem
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    Crazy Like Us

    Ethan Watters looks at the impact of our mental health system on the rest of the world. He argues that what works in the United States does not necessarily translate to other societies and…

  • emOrdinary Injusticeem
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    Ordinary Injustice

    Amy Bach discusses what she calls the clubby legal culture of compromise. This includes public defenders who plead their clients guilty without delving into the facts and prosecutors who are…

  • emThe Man Who Loved Books Too Muchem
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    The Man Who Loved Books Too Much

    Allison Bartlett talked about her book The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession (Riverhead Hardcover; September 17, 2009).…

  • emDisaster Great San Francisco Earthquakeem
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    Disaster!: Great San Francisco Earthquake

    Dan Kurzman talked about the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. The San Francisco earthquake occurred on April 18, 1906, which destroyed three-quarters of the city and left…

  • emEisenhower A Soldiers Lifeem
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    Eisenhower: A Soldier's Life

    Mr. D’Este discussed his biography Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life, published by Henry Holt and Company. The book tells the story of the former U.S. President’s childhood in rural Kansas, his education at…

  • emOrphans of the Cold Warem
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    Orphans of the Cold War

    Mr. Knaus talked about his book Orphans of the Cold War: American and the Tibetan Struggle to Survive, published by Public Affairs. The book examines American aid to Tibet to resist…