4,924Jun 30, 2009
Book Discussion on Fordlandia
Greg Grandin talked about his book Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City (Metropolitan Books; June 9, 2009). He recounts Henry Ford’s creation of a ...
2,939Nov 13, 2007
Book Discussion on Cracking the Code
Air America radio host Thom Hartmann talked about his book, Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America’s Original Vision. He presented a plan for how ...
1,807Mar 15, 2010
Book Discussion on Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America
According to Mr. Avlon, both ends of the politics spectrum are up-ending American politics by feeding a climate of hyper-partisanship. Taking each party back from its ...
1,732Oct 18, 2011
Book Discussion on Black Tuesday
Nomi Prins talked about the current economic problems and her book, Black Tuesday, a historical novel about the 1929 economic crash. Now a journalist, she had experience working for ...
1,427Feb 16, 2010
Book Discussion on The Genius of the Beast
Howard Bloom argues that by reinventing capitalism to meet the creative drive inherent in human beings, we can turn our economic problems around and head into a new age of prosperity. This ...
1,223May 13, 2010
Book Discussion on Detroit Disassembled
Photographer Andrew Moore presents a collection of photographs of Detroit that depict parts of the city in decay. Mr.Moore’s photographs focus on portions of Detroit that have been ...
1,129Feb 25, 2009
Book Discussion on How We Decide
Jonah Lehrer talked about his book, How We Decide (Houghton Mifflin; February 9, 2009), with Robert Krulwich of NPR’s Radio Lab. The author describes how the brain makes decisions ...
846Oct 12, 2011
Book Discussion on Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff
Calvin Trillin, staff writer for the New Yorker and the Nation’s “deadline poet,” presented a collection of his essays from the past forty years that range from the economy to ...
787Feb 23, 2010
Joseph Pulitzer and Rupert Murdoch
James McGrath Morris and Michael Wolff discussed the professional and private lives of Joseph Pulitzer and Rupert Murdoch. The authors examined the differences and similarities between the two ...
615Sep 5, 2004
In Depth at Strand Book Store
BookTV toured the Strand Book Store and talked with authors Richard Brookhiser, Harold Evans, Amy Goodman, John Fund and publishers Peter Osnos and Adam Bellow. The Strand also held an author ...
502Jan 21, 2009
Book Discussion on The Uncrowned King
Author Kenneth Whyte discussed his book The Uncrowned King: The Sensational Rise of William Randolph Hearst (Counterpoint; January 1, 2009) with Alan Farnham, contributing editor at ...
337Aug 19, 2013
Book Discussion on To the End of June
Cris Beam talked about her book, To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care, in which she examines the foster care system in the United States. The author, a foster ...
255Sep 28, 2005
Book Discussion on The Tragedy of Today\'s Gays
Mr. Specter interviewed Larry Kramer about The Tragedy of Today’s Gays, published by Tarcher. Mr. Kramer wrote in his book about the history of AIDS and how he believes ...
218Jun 6, 2007
Book Discussion on The Cult of the Amateur
Andrew Keen talked about his book The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture (Crown Business, 2007). He debated with Lev Grossman of Time magazine the ...
204Apr 10, 2012
Book Discussion on Dust to Dust: A Memoir
Benjamin Busch talked about his book, Dust to Dust: A Memoir, in which he reflects on mortality. He recounted how he returned from a brutal tour of war and his young daughter did not ...
202Feb 11, 2008
Book Discussion on Microtrends
Mark Penn talked about his book Microtrends: The Small Forces Behind Tomorrow’s Big Changes, published by Twelve. Mr. Penn discussed his theory that special interest groups ...
182Feb 1, 2007
President Abraham Lincoln
Two authors talked about different views of President Abraham Lincoln and his use of new technology during the civil war from books they wrote. Harold Holzer talked about a speech Lincoln gave ...
177Oct 14, 2006
Book Discussion on Bully Boy
Jim Powell talked about his book, Bully Boy: The Truth about Theodore Roosevelt’s Legacy, published by Crown Forum. He criticized President Roosevelt because of the consequences of ...
175Oct 14, 2006
Book Discussion on Arabic for Dummies
Amine Bouchentouf talked about his book, Arabic For Dummies, published by For Dummies. He argued that private citizens and government employees would increase their understanding of ...
148Oct 14, 2006
Book Discussion on Virginity or Death!
Katha Pollitt talked about her book Virginity or Death!: And Other Social and Political Issues of Our Time, published by Random House. She discussed women’s health issues such as ...
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