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    Without Fidel

    Ann Louise Bardach talked about Fidel Castro’s health problems, his role in the Cuban government today, and his decades long battle with the United States. She also discussed Castro’s…

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    First Women

    Kate Andersen Brower talked about her book First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies, in which she profiles the ten First Ladies since 1960.

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    Drinking in America

    Susan Cheever talked about her book Drinking in America: Our Secret History, in which she provides a history of alcohol consumption in America. In her book, she describes the Pilgrims who imbibed…

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    City of Sedition

    John Strausbaugh talked about his book City of Sedition: The History of New York City during the Civil War, in which he recalls New York City during the Civil War. In his book, the author…

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    Authors on Race in America

    Authors talked about race in America, including its impact on news, politics, and American culture. Other topics included recent racial incidents, their origins, and possible solutions for…

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    Code Warriors

    Stephen Budiansky talked about his book, Code Warriors: NSA’s Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union, about the Nation Security Agency’s (NSA) intelligence…

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    The Bridge to Brilliance

    Nadia Lopez talked about her book The Bridge to Brilliance: How Once Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World, in which she recounts her journey from starting an inner city middle school…

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    Hustling Hitler

    Walter Shapiro talked about his book Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Führer, in which he remembers his great-uncle Freeman Bernstein, who was arrested on February 18, 1937, for…

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    Yuge!

    Garry Trudeau talked about his book Yuge!: 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump, in which he discusses his use of Donald Trump as a character in his comic strip, “Doonesbury,” since 1987.

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    Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington

    Robert Norrell talked about his book Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington (Belknap Press; January 19, 2009). The book examines the black activist’s political and social…

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    The Making of Donald Trump

    David Cay Johnson talked about his book The Making of Donald Trump, in which he takes a critical look at Donald Trump’s business dealings.

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    The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right

    Linda Greenhouse talked about her book The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right, in which she looks at the Supreme Court from 1969 to 1986, which was presided over by Chief Justice…

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    Capital Dames

    Cokie Roberts talked about her book Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868, in which she recounts Washington, D.C., during the Civil War through the lives of…

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    The Lynching

    Laurence Leamer talked about his book The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan, in which he reports on the raced-based killing of a 19-year old black man by two members of the…

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    Treacherous Beauty

    Mark Jacob and Stephen Case recount the role that Philadelphia socialite Peggy Shippen (1760-1804), Benedict Arnold’s second wife, played in the Revolutionary War. The authors report that Ms.…

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    Bush

    Jean Edward Smith talked about his book Bush, in which he looks at the tenure of America’s 43rd president.

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    Choosing the Hero

    K. Riva Levinson, an international consultant and lobbyist who helped Ellen Johnson Sirleaf win the presidency of Liberia, talked about the role she played in the campaign in both Liberia and…

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    The Gene

    Siddhartha Mukherjee talked about his book The Gene: An Intimate History, in which he details the history of genetic code and how it will influence the future.

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    The Mirror Test

    Kael Weston talked about his book, The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan, about America’s role in the world after September 11, 2001. In his book, Mr. Weston tells the stories of…

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    Exit Right

    Daniel Oppenheimer talked about his book Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century, in which he examines six political personalities who changed their…

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