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  • emSix Days of War  June 1967em
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    Six Days of War: June 1967

    Michael Oren talked about his book, Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East. The book chronicles the events of the six-day-long Arab-Israeli War, which resulted…

  • emWithout Fidelem
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    Without Fidel

    Ann Louise Bardach talked about Fidel Castro’s health problems, his role in the Cuban government today, and his decades long battle with the United States. She also discussed Castro’s…

  • 1999 Booksellers of the Year
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    1999 Booksellers of the Year

    Ms. Cohen and Ms. Meade talked about receiving the Bookseller of the Year award from Publishers Weekly, how they stayed in the book business for 15 years, and the future of independent…

  • Author on emEat the Richem
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    Author on Eat the Rich

    Mr. O’Rourke discussed his book Eat the Rich and the fascination Americans have with love, death, and money.

  • emSomething Happened  A Political and Cultural Overview of the Seventiesem
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    Something Happened: A Political and Cultural Overview of the Seventies

    Professor Berkowitz talked about his book, Something Happened: A Political and Cultural Overview of the Seventies, published by University of Columbia Press, in which he examined America during the…

  • emThe Fire The Bombing of Germany 19401945em
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    The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, 1940-1945

    Jorg Friedrich talked about his book, The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, 1940-1945, published by Columbia University Press. The Allied bombing of Germany during World War II resulted in 600,000…

  • emHenry Kissinger and the American Centuryem
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    Henry Kissinger and the American Century

    Jeremi Suri talked about his book, Henry Kissinger and the American Century. He recounted events in Henry Kissinger’s life that shaped his thinking on foreign policy as National Security Adviser…

  • emSo Damn Much Moneyem
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    So Damn Much Money

    Robert Kaiser talked about his book So Damn Much Money: The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government (Knopf; January 20, 2009). The book examines the connection between the…

  • emThe War Loversem
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    The War Lovers

    Evan Thomas, assistant managing editor of Newsweek, recounts the lead-up to the Spanish-American War and profiles six men who he asserts were responsible for America’s involvement, Teddy…

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    Haynes Johnson recalls the life of Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herbert Block. The artist’s career spanned seventy years, and included three Pulitzer Prizes for editorial cartooning (1942,1954,…

  • emObamanosem
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    Hendrik Hertzberg talked about his book ¡Obamanos!: The Rise of a New Political Era (Penguin Press; October 29, 2009). The book, a collection of his “Talk of the Town” columns in The New…

  • emThe Hawk and the Doveem
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    The Hawk and the Dove

    Nicholas Thompson talked about his book The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War (Henry Holt and Co.; September 15, 2009). In his book he details…

  • Health Insurance Reform for Seniors
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    Health Insurance Reform for Seniors

    House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Xavier Becerra hosted a briefing on health care legislation, with a focus on senior citizens.

  • emThe Kennedy Legacyem
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    The Kennedy Legacy

    Vincent Bzdek talked about his book The Kennedy Legacy: Jack, Bobby and Ted and a Family Dream Fulfilled (Palgrave Macmillan; April 28, 2009). In his book he recounts the political careers…

  • Summer Reading Carla Cohen
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    Summer Reading: Carla Cohen

    Carla Cohen, co-owner of Politics and Prose Bookstore answered the question “What are you reading this summer?” Her reading was concentrated on immigration and South Asia. She promoted the truth…

  • emLost History Contras and Project Truthem
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    Lost History: Contras and Project Truth

    Mr. Parry talked about his book, Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press and "Project Truth". The book tells the story of the reporters that broke the secret Contra operation in Iran.…

  • emAre We Romeem
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    Are We Rome?

    Cullen Murphy talked about his book Are We Rome?: The Fall of an Empire and the Fate of America, published by Houghton Mifflin. He talked about the similarities between the two nations and…

  • emHow Does It Feel To Be A Problemem
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    How Does It Feel To Be A Problem

    Moustafa Bayoumi talked about How Does It Feel To Be A Problem?: Being Young and Arab in America (Penguin Press; August 14, 2008). In the book, a 2008 American Book Award winner, he…

  • emThe Disposable American Layoffs and Their Consequencesem
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    The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences

    Louis Uchitelle talked about his book, The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences, published by Knopf. He described the economic and psychological effects of layoffs on the American…

  • emA Question of Intentem
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    A Question of Intent

    David Kessler talked about his book, A Question of Intent: A Great American Battle with a Deadly Industry, published by Public Affairs. He talked about how an investigation that he led of the tobacco…

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