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  • David Carr 19562015
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    The Night of the Gun

    David Carr talked about his book The Night of the Gun: A Reporter Investigates the Darkest Story of His Life - His Own. The book recounts his addiction to crack-cocaine and alcohol and the…

  • em1491  New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbusem
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    1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    Charles Mann talked about his book 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, published by Alfred A. Knopf. In his book Charles Mann reached the conclusion that in the year before…

  • emThomas Jefferson  Author of Americaem
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    Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

    Christopher Hitchens talked about his book Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, published by HarperCollins in the Eminent Lives series. The author described both the public and private lives of Thomas…

  • emThe Lost World of James Smithsonem
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    The Lost World of James Smithson

    Architectural historian Heather Ewing talked about her book The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian, published by Bloomsbury USA. She recounted the life of…

  • emNothing Like It in the Worldem
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    Nothing Like It in the World

    Mr. Ambrose talked about his book, Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869, published by Simon and Schuster. The book chronicles the story…

  • emSaving Gracesem
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    Saving Graces

    Elizabeth Edwards talked about her memoir, Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers, published by Broadway. Mrs. Edwards, wife former Senator John Edwards, the 2004…

  • emIsaac Newtonem
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    Isaac Newton

    Mr. Gleick discussed his biography Issac Newton, published by Pantheon Books. Mr. Gleick describes the scientist as “the chief architect of the modern world.” Mr. Newton was an innovator in the…

  • emThe Stranger and the Statesmanem
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    The Stranger and the Statesman

    Ms. Burleigh talked about her book, The Stranger and the Statesman: James Smithson, John Quincy Adams, and the Making of America’s Greatest Museum: The Smithsonian, published by William…

  • emLibertys Blue Printem
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    Liberty's Blue Print

    Michael Meyerson talked about his book Liberty’s Blue Print. In the book he recounts the writing of the Federalist Papers and profiled the essayists, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton. Mr.…

  • emBlood Toil Tears and Sweatem
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    Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat

    Historian John Lukacs talked about his book, Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat: The Dire Warning - Churchill’s First Speech as Prime Minister, published by Basic Books. Mr. Lucas spoke about why he chose to…

  • emWhen Smoke Ran Like Water  Tales of Environmental Deceptionem
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    When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception

    Devra Davis talked about her book When Smoke Ran Like Water: Tales of Environmental Deception and the Battle against Pollution, published by Basic Books. Dr. Davis grew up in Donora,…

  • emPonzis Scheme  The True Story of a Financial Legendem
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    Ponzi's Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend

    Mr. Zuckoff talked about his book, Ponzi’s Scheme: The True Story of a Financial Legend, published by Random House. He described the life and career of Charles Ponzi, his get-rich-quick…

  • emThe Alchemy of Airem
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    The Alchemy of Air

    Thomas Hager talked about the disconnect between population theorists from Thomas Malthus to Paul Ehrlich who predicted mass starvation in the 1970s to the 1980s and the actuality of global…

  • emYour America Democracys Local Heroesem
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    Your America: Democracy's Local Heroes

    John Siceloff , executive producer at the PBS program, NOW, talked about Your America: Democracy’s Local Heroes. For the book he profiled twelve Americans who created change in their…

  • emGreat American Hypocritesem
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    Great American Hypocrites

    Glen Greenwald spoke about his book, Great American Hypocrites, published by Three Rivers Press. In his book, Mr. Greenwald delivers a scathing critique of the Republican Party and the Bush…

  • emOne Helluva Rideem
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    One Helluva Ride

    Liz Clarke talked about her book One Helluva Ride: How NASCAR Swept the Nation, published by Villard. In her book she recounts the history of the stock car racing league, NASCAR and its social…

  • emLos Republicanosem
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    Los Republicanos

    Leslie Sanchez talked about her book, Los Republicanos: Why Hispanics and Republicans Need Each Other, published by Palgrave Macmillan. She talked about the fact that Hispanics cannot be…

  • emA Woman in Chargeem
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    A Woman in Charge

    Carl Bernstein talked about his book A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton, published by Knopf. In this biography of Hillary Clinton, Carl Bernstein delves into her…

  • emThe Case of  Abraham Lincolnem
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    The Case of Abraham Lincoln

    Jule Fenster talked about her book The Case of Abraham Lincoln: A Story of Adultery, Murder, and the Making of a Great President, published by Palgrave Macmillan. The author spent 12 years…

  • emAn Inconvenient Truthem Booksigning
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    An Inconvenient Truth Booksigning

    Former Vice President Al Gore was shown talking to people as he signed copies of his book, An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It,…

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