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    Book Discussion on The Last Founding Father

    Harlow Unger talked about his book The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation’s Call to Greatness (Da Capo Press; September 29, 2009). In this biography he recounts the life of the…

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    Book Discussion on Riding Rockets

    Mike Mullane talked about his book Riding Rockets: The Outrageous Tales of a Space Shuttle Astronaut, published by Scribner. He read from his book and recounted his experience as a member…

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    Book Discussion on The Irregulars

    Jennet Conant talked about the life of children’s author Roald Dahl, who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. Mr. Dahl worked to end the neutrality of…

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    Book Discussion on One Giant Leap: Neil Armstrong

    Mr. Wagener talked about his book, One Giant Leap: Neil Armstrong’s Stellar American Journey, published by Forge. In the book, the author chronicles the life of former astronaut Neil…

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    Book Discussion on My War

    Mr. Rooney discussed his book My War, recently reissued by PublicAffairs with a new foreword by Tom Brokaw. The book is a memoir-style account of Mr. Rooney’s experiences during World War…

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    Book Discussion on Why You're Wrong About the Right

    S.E. Cupp and Brett Joshpe, self-identified “closet conservatives,” talked about their book, Why You’re Wrong About the Right, published by Threshold Editions. They described why they wrote the book and their difficulties in…

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    Book Discussion on Washington's Spies

    Alexander Rose talked about his book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring, published by Bantam. The book examines the use of intelligence during the Revolutionary War. Mr.…

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    Book Discussion on Bond of Union

    Gerard Koeppel talked about his book Bond of Union: Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire (Da Capo Press; March 9, 2009). In his book he presents a history of the creation of the Erie Canal that…

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    Book Discussion on Billy, Alfred, and General Motors

    William Pelfrey talked about his book Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, a Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History, published by AMACOM. He…

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    Book Discussion on The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century

    Steven Watts talked about his biography The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century, published by Alfred A. Knopf. In it he writes that the automobile pioneer was the man who first envisioned…

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    Book Discussion on The Man Who Warned America

    Mr. Weiss talked about his book, The Man Who Warned America: The Life and Death of John O’Neill, the FBI’s Embattled Counter-Terrorism Warrior, published by HarperCollins. He described the life of John…

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    Book Discussion on Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon

    Patrick Creed and Rick Newman talked about the rescue efforts that took place at the Pentagon following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. The crashing of American Airlines Flight 77…

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    Book Discussion on Give Me Tomorrow

    Patrick O’Donnell talked about the soldiers who made up George Company of the First Marines, one of the most highly decorated and bloodied companies in the Korean War. He spoke at Borders…

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    Book Discussion on The Lost Peace

    Robert Dallek examines the foreign policy decisions made by world leaders from the United States, China, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union following World War II. Mr. Dallek argues the respective…

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    Book Discussion on Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis

    A look at how far the treatment of mental health issues has come in the U.S. legally, medically and socially.

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    Book Discussion on Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance

    Alexander Zaitchik, a freelanc journalist who contributes to, presents a critical account of political pundit Glenn Beck’s personal and professional life. Mr. Zaitchik contends that…

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    Book Discussion on Ten Minutes from Normal

    Ms. Hughes talked about her book, Ten Minutes from Normal, published by Viking Press. She described her career as one of President George W. Bush’s closest advisers. She also discussed her…

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    Book Discussion on On the Trail of the D.C. Sniper

    Mr. Censer makes the case that the local Washington news media turned the “D.C. Sniper” case into a national issue by reporting in a way that increased the level of fear in people living in…

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    Book Discussion on Animal Factory

    Mr. Kirby chronicles the difficulties of families that live adjacent to mass animal farms, covering the political, health, economic and legal issues of trying to battle a different aspect…

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    Book Discussion on Sarah from Alaska

    Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe talked about their book Sarah from Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar (PublicAffairs; November 3, 2009). In the book…

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