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    The Pope of Physics

    Gino Segre and Bettina Hoerlin talked about their book, The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age, about Italian physicist Enrico Fermi, known as “the Pope” by his…

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    Book Discussion Bobby Kennedy

    Larry Tye talked about his book Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon, in which he remembers the personal life and political career of Robert F. Kennedy.

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    Negotiating the Nonnegotiable

    Daniel Shapiro talked about his book, Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts, about how to resolve contentious battles between governments and in…

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    Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

    Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf talked about their book Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, in which they examine the intellectual…

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    Measuring Presidential Failure

    Richard Norton Smith talked about traditional rankings of former commanders in chief and the challenges of measuring presidential failure. He looked at three former presidents often…

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    Lafayette in the Somewhat United States

    Sarah Vowell talked about her book, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, in which she looks at the American Revolution via the French-born Marquis de Lafayette, who served as a general…

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    BiblioTech

    John Palfrey talked about his book BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google, in which he argues that the nation’s library system is more important now than ever.…

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    The Theft of Memory

    Jonathan Kozol talked about his book The Theft of Memory, in which he remembers the life of his father, Harry Kozol, a neuropsychiatrist who self-diagnosed his Alzheimer’s disease. In his…

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    Dreams of Earth and Sky

    Freeman Dyson talked about his book of essays Dreams of Earth and Sky, in which he writes about such topics as global warming and biotechnology. He spoke with David Goldberg, professor of…

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    Bad Faith

    Dr. Paul Offit, director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, talked about his book, Bad Faith: When Religious Belief Undermines Modern Medicine,…

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    The Meaning of Human Existence

    Edward O. Wilson talked about his book, The Meaning of Human Existence, about what makes up human existence and makes human beings different from other species. He spoke at the Free Library…

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    World Order

    Henry Kissinger talked about his book, World Order, in which he explores the possibility of achieving world order, something which he says has never been achieved before. Mr. Kissinger…

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    The Invisible Bridge

    Rick Perlstein talked about his book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan, in which he recounts America’s political and social landscape of the mid-1970s, which…

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    My Share of the Task

    General Stanley McChrystal talked about his memoir, My Share of the Task, with author and journalist Mark Bowden. In the book, the former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan recounted the…

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    The Harlem Hellfighters

    Max Brooks talked about his book, The Harlem Hellfighters, in which he used historical research to write an account of the first African-American regiment to fight in World War I, the 369th Infantry…

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    The Story of the Jews

    Historian Simon Schama talked about his book, The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BC-1492 AD, in which he presents a 3000 year history of the Jewish people. Mr. Schama spoke at…

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    The Burglary

    Betty Medsger talked about her book, The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI, in which she tells the story of the March 1971 break-in at FBI offices in Media, Pennsylvania, by…

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    Civilian Warriors

    Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, talked about his book, Civilian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror, in which he discusses the successes…

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    Book of Ages

    Jill Lepore talked about her book, Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin, in which she recalls the life of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister, Jane Franklin. The author said…

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    David and Goliath

    Malcolm Gladwell talked about his book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants, in which he discusses the power of underdogs and why they often succeed. In…

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