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    The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

    John Perkins talked about his book The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, in which he shares stories about the work that economic operators do to cheat countries around the world out…

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    Brain Storms

    Jon Palfreman talked about his book Brain Storms: The Race to Unlock the Mysteries of Parkinson’s Disease, in which he takes an in depth look at Parkinson’s Disease, including its discovery and…

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    The Digital Doctor

    Dr. Robert Wachter talked about his book, The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, about the impact of the digital revolution on the medical field…

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    What Women Want

    Deborah Rhode talked about her book, What Women Want: An Agenda for the Women’s Movement, in which she looks at the issues and obstacles facing women, including employment discrimination, domestic…

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    The Purpose Economy

    Aaron Hurst talked about his book, The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World, in which he profiles millennial generation entrepreneurs…

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    Maxed Out

    Katrina Alcorn talked about her book, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink, in which she argues that while women are the main bread-winners in a majority of American families, the U.S. workplace is largely…

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    Operation Storm

    John Geoghegan talked about his book, Operation Storm: Japan’s Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II, in which he recalls the failed Japanese mission to attack New…

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    Who Owns the Future

    Jaron Lanier talked about his book, Who Owns the Future, in which he argues that the rise of digital networks contributed to our economic recession and weakened our middle class. He said that…

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    The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco

    Marilyn Chase talked about her book The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco, published by Random House. She told the story of an outbreak of bubonic plague in San…

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    The Creative Destruction of Medicine

    Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic, contends that digital technology can make medical care more efficient and effective. However,…

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    The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

    Siddhartha Mukherjee, staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center, presents a history of cancer. The author recounts the earliest documentation of the disease, profiles the first patients that…

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    Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary

    Bertrand Patenaude talked about his book, Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary (Harper; August 25, 2009), which recounts the life of Red Army chief Leon Trotsky. He examined Trotsky’s…

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    The King of Vodka

    Linda Himelstein discussed the life of Pyotr Smirnov (1831-1898), a Russian serf whose vodka became world-renowned. Smirnov, barely literate, built a fortune worth $130 million but incurred criticism from the…

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    The Age of Gold

    Professor Brands talked about his book, The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream, published by Doubleday. In the book, he tells how such notable figures as John…

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    While America Aged

    Roger Lowenstein talked about his book While America Aged: How Pension Debts Ruined General Motors, Stopped the NYC Subways, Bankrupted San Diego, and Loom as the Next Financial Crisis, published…

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    Book Store

    Anne Banta was interviewed about Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park.

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    The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science

    Natalie Angier talked about her book The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science, published by Houghton Mifflin. She drew on conversations with hundreds of the world’s…

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    Year of the Fires

    Professor Pyne talked about his book, Year of the Fires: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910, published by Viking. The book describes forest fires that destroyed million of acres in the…

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    Going Nucular: Language, Politics, and Culture in Controversial Times

    Mr. Nunberg spoke about his book, Going Nucular: Language, Politics, and Culture in Controversial Times, published by PublicAffairs. In the book, the author notes that words convey the…

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    What Just Happened?

    Mr. Gleick talked about the development of the Internet and how it has transformed the way we live. His new book, What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Information Frontier, published by…

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