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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…

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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.

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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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    Book Discussion on Herblock

    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,…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on ¡Obamanos!

    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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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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…

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    Book Discussion on 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.…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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…

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    Book Discussion on 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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    Book Discussion on Franklin and Winston

    Mr. Meacham talked about his book, Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, published by Random House. The book explores the friendship between Winston Churchill…

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    Book Discussion on My Detachment: A Memoir

    Tracy Kidder talked about his book My Detachment: A Memoir, published by Random House. It chronicles his experience as an intelligence officer in Vietnam. In it, he writes about how as a…

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