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    The Price for Their Pound of Flesh

    Daina Ramey Berry talked about her book The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation, in which she examines the economic…

    312 views
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    We Could Not Fail

    Richard Paul and Steven Moss talked about their book, We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program, about 10 African Americans who broke the color barrier at NASA.…

    595 views
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    Blue Texas

    Professor Max Krochmal talked about his book Blue Texas: The Making of a Multiracial Democratic Coalition in the Civil Rights Era, in which he examines liberal politics and civil rights…

    159 views
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    The Fleet at Flood Tide

    James Hornfischer talked about his book The Fleet at Flood Tide: America at Total War in the Pacific, 1944-1945, in which he recalls the U.S. invasion of the Mariana Islands and the final…

    345 views
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    Stories I Tell Myself

    Juan Thompson talked about his book Stories I tell Myself: Growing Up with Hunter S. Thompson, in which he remembers his childhood and formative years with his father. He spoke with…

    397 views
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    Friday Night Lights

    Buzz Bissinger talked about his book Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream, in which he reports on the winningest high school football team in Texas history, the Permian…

    335 views
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    To Explain the World

    Steven Weinberg talked about his book, To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science, about the history of modern science and the challenges faced by those who shaped it.

    755 views
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    Coined

    Kabir Sehgal talked about his book, Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us, about the origins of money around the world and the role it has played throughout human…

    566 views
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    The Train to Crystal City

    Jan Jarboe Russell talked about her book, The Train to Crystal City: FDR’s Secret Prisoner Exchange Program and America’s Only Family Internment Camp During World War II, about a family…

    1,315 views
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    Lone Star Nation

    Richard Parker talked about his book Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America, in which he argues that Texas, which was undergoing rapid changes, would have as big of an impact on…

    713 views
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    An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz talked about her book, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, in which she looks at American history through the eyes of indigenous peoples. She spoke at…

    732 views
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    Dr. Mutter's Marvels

    Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz talked about her book, Dr. Mutter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine, in which she recounts the life of 19th century…

    434 views
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    Unfamiliar Fishes

    Sarah Vowell examines the Americanization of Hawaii that began with the arrival of New England missionaries in 1820. The author recounts the coup, organized by the missionaries, that…

    1,562 views
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    Radiance of Tomorrow

    Ishmael Beah talked about his novel, Radiance of Tomorrow, about life in Sierra Leone following the Civil War that ended in 2002. Beah was a child soldier in the civil war and wrote about…

    206 views
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    Framed: America's Fifty-One Constitutions and the Crisis Over Governance

    Sanford Levinson compares the U.S. Constitution to the constitutions of the 50 states and argues that in many ways the state constitutions are better. Professor Levinson responded to…

    614 views
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    Saving the School

    In his book Michael Brick recounts an academic year at John H. Reagan High School in Austin, Texas, and profiles the school’s principal Anabel Garza and many teachers, students, and staff. The focus is…

    383 views
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    King Larry: The Life and Ruins of a Billionaire Genius

    James Scurlock recounts the life of Larry Hillblom, co-founder of DHL shipping company, who disappeared in 1995 off the coast of Anatahan in the Western Pacific. Mr. Hillblom, raised on a peach farm near…

    1,499 views
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    The Shooting Salvationist

    David Stokes recounted the murder trial of the Reverend J. Frank Norris in 1927. Considered one of the leading fundamentalist voices of his time, J. Frank Norris preached at the First Baptist Church of Fort…

    1,134 views
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    Wolf: The Lives of Jack London

    James Haley talked about his biography, Wolf: The Lives of Jack London (Basic Books, 2010). He recalls the life of writer Jack London, the author of many books including Call of the Wild, White Fang,…

    774 views
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    Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States

    Daniel Ruddy presents a selection of historical writing by former president Theodore Roosevelt. An avid student of history, Roosevelt’s writing spans America’s past from the Revolutionary War to the early 20th century. The…

    738 views
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