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    Almighty

    Dan Zak talked about his book Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age, in which he provides a history of America’s nuclear weapons program. In his book, he…

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    Wolf Boys

    Dan Slater talked about his book Wolf Boys: Two American Teenagers and Mexico’s Most Dangerous Drug Cartel, in which he looks at both sides of the “war on drugs.” This program contains…

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    Playing Against the House

    James Walsh talked about his book Playing Against the House: The Dramatic World of an Undercover Union Organizer. Mr. Walsh worked undercover as a “salt” at a Florida casino and covered…

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    A Field Philosopher's Guide to Fracking

    Professor Adam Briggle talked about his book A Field Philosopher’s Guide to Fracking: How One Texas Town Stood Up to Big Oil and Gas, in which he recounts how he and community members…

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    Seriously Not All Right

    Ron Capps talked about his book, Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years, in which he discusses his experiences in war zones such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Rwanda, and Kosovo, and the…

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    The Wrong Enemy and Balochistan

    Carlotta Gall and Willem Marx talked about Pakistan and the border area between Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. In her book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014, Carlotta Gall…

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    Code Name: Johnny Walker

    Former Iraqi translator Johnny Walker and his co-author Jim DeFelice talked about their book, Code Name: Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight…

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    We're with Nobody

    Alan Huffman and Michael Rejebian discussed their careers as political opposition researchers. The journalists and partners of the political research firm, Huffman & Rejebian, are hired to…

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    Ghosts in the Wires

    Former computer hacker Kevin Mitnick recounted his three years on the run from the Federal Bureau of Investigations after drawing attention for his illegal access to major corporations…

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    The Taliban Shuffle

    Kim Barker, former South Asia bureau chief for the Chicago Tribune, looks at what happened in Afghanistan and Pakistan during the years that the U.S. diverted its attention from the war in…

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    Shock of Gray

    Ted Fishman talked about his book Shock of Gray: The Aging of the World’s Population and How It Pits Young Against Old, Child Against Parent, Worker Against Boss, Company Against Rival, and…

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    Massoud: An Intimate Portrait of the Legendary Afghan Leader

    Marcela Grad talked about her book, Massoud: An Intimate Portrait of the Legendary Afghan Leader (Webster University Press; February 17, 2009). The book focused on the life and impact of…

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    Seeds of Terror

    Gretchen Peters talked about her book Seeds of Terror: How Heroin Is Bankrolling the Taliban and Al Qaeda (Thomas Dunne Books; May 12, 2009). She read passages from her book and talked…

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