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  • emThe Lawyer Bubbleem
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    The Lawyer Bubble

    Steven Harper, adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law, talked about his book, The Lawyer Bubble: A Profession in Crisis, in which he argues that that law profession is…

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  • emThe Black Russianem
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    The Black Russian

    Vladimir Alexandrov talked about his book, The Black Russian, in which he recounts the life of Frederick Bruce Thomas (1872-1928). Thomas, the son of former slaves, lived and worked…

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    Golden

    Chicago Tribune reporters Jeff Coen and John Chase, authors of Golden: How Rod Blagojevich Talked Himself out of the Governor’s Office and into Prison, talked about the political career of Rod…

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  • emMy Fathers Bonus Marchem
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    My Father's Bonus March

    Adam Langer talked about his book My Father’s Bonus March. In the book he recounts the Bonus March of 1932, when 20,000 World War I veterans marched on Washington for two months in the hopes of…

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  • emCharlatanem
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    Charlatan

    Pope Brock talked about his book Charlatan: America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam, published by Crown. In his book he chronicles the life of…

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  • emThe Church That Forgot Christem
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    The Church That Forgot Christ

    Mr. Breslin talked about his book The Church That Forgot Christ, published by The Free Press. He disapproves of some positions of the Catholic Church and suggested new policies that may help…

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  • emMy Americaem
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    My America

    Mr. Downs discussed My America: What My Country Means to Me by 150 Americans from all Walks of Life, published by Scribner. The book is a collection of essays from 150 Americans, including…

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  • emThe Measure of All Thingsem
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    The Measure of All Things

    Professor Alder discussed his book, The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World. He talked about the creation of the metric system and…

    229 views
  • emMike Royko A Life in Printem
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    Mike Royko: A Life in Print

    Mr. Ciccone talked about his book, Royko: A Life In Print, published by Public Affairs. The book is a reflection on the career of Chicago columnist Mike Royko. The author explained his motivation…

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