The Nearest Thing to Life

Professor James Wood talked about his book, The Nearest Thing to Life.

He spoke the 7th annual Boston Book Festival, which took place on October 23-24, 2015, in Boston’s Back Bay.

Report Video Issue

People in this video


  • The Nearest Thing to Life
    James Wood
  • Your purchase helps support C-SPAN

    Click here to learn how offers links to books featured on the C-SPAN networks to make it simpler for viewers to purchase them. C-SPAN has agreements with retailers that share a small percentage of your purchase price with our network. For example, as an Amazon Associate, C-SPAN earns money from your qualifying purchases. However, C-SPAN only receives this revenue if your book purchase is made using the links on this page.

    Any revenue realized from this program goes into a general account to help fund C-SPAN operations.

    Please note that questions regarding fulfillment, customer service, privacy policies, or issues relating to your book orders should be directed to the Webmaster or administrator of the specific bookseller's site and are their sole responsibility.

Hosting Organization


More Videos From

2015 Boston Book Festival

More Videos
More information about

The Nearest Thing to Life

Program ID:
Public Affairs Event
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Nov 07, 2015 | 6:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Nov 08, 2015 | 9:17am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Nov 07, 2015 | 6:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 08, 2015 | 9:17am EST | C-SPAN 2
Purchase a Download

The Nearest Thing to Life

  • MP3 audio - Standard