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    The Road Taken

    Henry Petroski talked about his book The Road Taken: The History and future of America’s Infrastructure, in which he provides a history of America’s infrastructure and argues that the…

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    Independence Lost

    Kathleen Duval talked about her book Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of American Revolution, in which she examines the lives of people on Florida’s Gulf Coast during the American…

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    That Infernal Little Cuban Republic

    Lars Schoultz talked about the history of the U.S.-Cuban relationship. He focused on describing the failures of the previous 10 presidents in normalizing relationships with Cuba. He argued…

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    The Price of Silence

    William Cohan talked about his book, The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities, in which he recounts the 2006 Duke…

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    Power to the Poor

    Gordon Mantler talked about his book, Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974, in which he recounts the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968. The…

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    Crusade 2.0

    John Feffer talked about the resurgence of anti-Islamic sentiment in the West and reviewed the actions that the U.S. has taken against Muslim countries since September 11, 2001. Mr. Feffer…

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    American Wasteland

    Jonathan Bloom reports that close to half of the food produced in the United States goes to waste. Mr. Bloom explores why most food becomes refuse. According to the author each American…

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    American Beach: Race, Wealth, and Memory

    Mr. Rymer talked about his book, American Beach: A Saga of Race, Wealth, and Memory, published by HarperCollins. A journalist, he details the economic and social development of two black…

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    A Feeling for Books

    Ms. Radway talked about her new book, A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste and Middle-Class Desire. The book focuses on the history of the Book of the Month Club…

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