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    Educating America's Military

    Joan Johnson-Freese argued that the U.S. War College system was broken and no longer properly educated senior military officers. Professor Johnson-Freese spoke at the Harvard Coop in…

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    A Conversation with Edward Jay Epstein and Errol Morris

    Edward Jay Epstein, author of The Annals of Unsolved Crime, and Errol Morris, author of A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald, talked about notorious crimes that were never…

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    Theories of International Politics and Zombies

    Daniel Drezner looks at the way different theories of international relations hold up when the enemy are zombies. He spoke at the Harvard Coop in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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    The Fires

    Joe Flood recounts the RAND corporation’s partnership with the New York City Fire Department during the 1970s and the company’s computer model that assured efficient use of public money and services. The…

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    The Presumption of Guilt

    The Harvard Law professor attempts to put the arrest of his colleague last year into the historical context of race relations and criminal justice in the U.S. The event is at the Harvard…

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    Rebels All

    Kevin Mattson talked about about his book Rebels All!: A Short History of the Conservative Mind in Postwar America (Rutgers University Press; July 30, 2008). He contends that the political…

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    Traveling Light

    Kath Weston talked about her book Traveling Light: On the Road with America’s Poor (Beacon Press; September 1, 20080. She spent five years traveling the United States by bus for the book. The book…

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    Yeltsin: A Life

    Timothy Colton talked about his book Yeltsin: A Life, published by Basic Books, about the life of the first publicly elected president in Russia, President Boris Yeltsin. Topics included the…

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    The Tipping Point

    Mr. Gladwell talked about his book The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, published by Little, Brown, and Company. He used lessons learned from contemporary social…

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    Proust and the Squid

    Maryanne Wolf talked about her book Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, published by Harper. In her book neuroscientist Maryanne Wolf describes how the human…

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    The Pity of War: Explaining World War I

    Mr. Ferguson discussed his book The Pity of War: Explaining World War I and his efforts to re-imagine and analyze the problems of the war. Other authors commented on how his book challenged…

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    Anne Frank: The Biography

    Melissa Muller discussed Anne Frank’s famous diary within a larger historical and biographical context. During her research for this book, Ms. Muller discovered five pages that Otto Frank had…

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    Ravelstein

    Mr. Bellow read from his new novel Ravelstein, published by Viking Press. Narrated by an elderly writer named Chick, the book tells the story of his friendship with the title character, a professor…

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    Rights from Wrongs

    Alan Dershowitz talked about his book Rights From Wrongs: The Origin of Human Rights in the Experience of Injustice, published by Basic Books. The author, a professor at Harvard Law School,…

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    Our Fathers

    Mr. France talked about his book, Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church in an Age of Scandal, published by Broadway Books. Mr. France covered the crisis in the Catholic Church…

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    Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine

    Author and journalist Joe Conason talked about his book, Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How it Distorts the Truth, published by Thomas Dunne Books. In the book, Mr. Conason…

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    Richard Wright: The Life and Times

    Professor Rowley talked about her biography, Richard Wright: The Life and Times, published by Henry Holt and Company. The book details the life of controversial author and activist Richard…

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    No God But God

    Ms. Abdo talked about her book, No God but God: Egypt and the Triumph of Islam, published by Oxford University Press. She described the phenomenon of moderate Islamists whose aim is to create…

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    The Code Book

    Mr. Singh talked about his book The Code Book: The Evolution of Secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots to Quantum Cryptography, published by Doubleday. He focused on the origins of cryptography…

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    One World Divisible: A Global History Since 1945

    Mr. Reynolds talked about his book One World Divisible: A Global History Since 1945, published by W.W. Norton. Starting with the Berlin blockade and ending with the fall of the Berlin Wall,…

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