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  • emIn the Name of God The Khomeini Decadeem
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    In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade

    Formerly with the Sunday Times of London and stationed in the Middle East, foreign correspondent Robin Wright catalogues her experiences of Iran in her book In the Name of God: The Khomeini Decade. Ms. Wright…

  • Conversation with Katharine Graham 1997
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    Personal History

    Ms. Graham talked about her new book, Personal History, published by Knopf. It is an autobiography which through her own stories deals with the history of the Washington Post, over which Ms.…

  • emWarriors Dont Cryem
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    Warriors Don't Cry

    Melba Pattillo Beals discussed her book, Warriors Don’t Cry, which details her experiences as part of the first integrated class of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In her…

  • emTouched By Fire  George Armstrong Custerem
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    Touched By Fire: George Armstrong Custer

    Ms. Barnett talked about her book, Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer, published by Henry Holt and Company. She talked about the military and…

  • Hampton Sides on emGhost Soldiersem
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    Ghost Soldiers

    Mr. Sides talked about his book Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II’s Most Dramatic Mission, published by Doubleday. The book tells the story of 121 elite Army Rangers…

  • emNixon Off the Recordem
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    Nixon Off the Record

    Monica Crowley talked about her book, Nixon off the Record, published by Random House. It is based on her recordings of conversations the former president had with her and others while she…

  • emThe American Revolutionem
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    The American Revolution

    Gordon Wood talked about his book The American Revolution: A History. The book is a synthesis of several treatments and approaches of the subject, offering a comprehensive account of the…

  • John Seigenthaler on emJames K Polkem
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    James K. Polk

    John Seigenthaler talked about his book, James K. Polk, published by Times Books. He described Polk as key to the U.S. westward expansion, and who carried forward the idea of Jacksonian…

  • Randall Kennedy on emNigger The Strange Career of a Troublesome Wordem
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    Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word

    Professor Randall Kennedy talked about his book, Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word, published by Pantheon Books. The book traces the word “nigger,” to identify how it has…

  • emNorman Rockwell A Lifeem
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    Norman Rockwell: A Life

    Laura Claridge talked about her biography, Norman Rockwell: A Life, published by Random House. It is the first serious critical biography of the famous painter and illustrator of middle…

  • emSpeakerem
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    Representative Dennis Hastert (R-IL) talked about his autobiography, Speaker: Lessons from 40 Years in Coaching and Politics, published by Regnery Publishing. He described his careers in high…

  • Linda Greenlaw on emThe Lobster Chroniclesem
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    The Lobster Chronicles

    Ms. Greenlaw spoke about her book, The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island, published by Hyperion. Sebastian Junger wrote about her experiences as a swordboat captain in his book, The…

  • Susan Eisenhower on emBreaking Freeem
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    Breaking Free

    Ms. Eisenhower discussed her book, Breaking Free: A Memoir of Love and Revolution, published by Farrar, Straus, Giroux. The book is the story of her love affair and eventual marriage to a member…

  • emA Good Fightem
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    A Good Fight

    Sarah Brady talked about her autobiography, A Good Fight, published by Public Affairs. Sarah Brady’s husband, James Brady, was critically injured in 1981 during an assassination attempt on…

  • emThe Man in the Mirror Benedict Arnoldem
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    The Man in the Mirror: Benedict Arnold

    Clare Brandt discussed her book The Man in the Mirror: A Life of Benedict Arnold, published by Random House, which examines Benedict Arnold’s life and role in the American Revolution. She was…

  • emWorld on Fireem
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    World on Fire

    Ms. Chua talked about her book World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability, published by Doubleday. While proponents of globalization…

  • emVindicating the Foundersem
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    Vindicating the Founders

    Professor West talked about his new book, Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class and Justice in the Origins of America, published by Rowman and Littlefield. In his book he proposes to contradict the many…

  • emLazy B Growing Up on a Cattle Ranchem
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    Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch

    Justice O’Connor talked about her memoir Lazy B: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest, published by Random House. Co-written with her brother, H. Alan Day, the book tells the story of…

  • emThe Theme Is Freedomem
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    The Theme Is Freedom

    Mr. Evans, the author of The Theme Is Freedom: Religion, Politics and the American Tradition, published by Regnery Publishing, talked about some of concepts found in his book. He said that common…

  • emThe Writers Deskem
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    The Writer's Desk

    Ms. Krementz talked about her new book, The Writer’s Desk, published by Random House. It is a collection of photographs of writers near their desks from 1967 to the present. She also talked…

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