3,831Apr 29, 2002
Book Discussion on Inside Delta Force
Retired Army Command Sergeant Major Eric Haney discussed his memoir Inside Delta Force, published by Delacorte Press. A behind-the-scenes chronicle, the book reveals the story of the ...
3,494Sep 10, 2008
Book Discussion on The Irregulars
Jennet Conant talked about the life of children’s author Roald Dahl, who wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach. Mr. Dahl worked to end the ...
3,373Jul 8, 2010
Book Discussion on Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance
Alexander Zaitchik, a freelanc journalist who contributes to AlterNet.org, presents a critical account of political pundit Glenn Beck’s personal and professional life. Mr. Zaitchik ...
2,570Dec 30, 1997
Book Discussion on Soft Edge
Mr. Levinson talked about his book, The Soft Edge: A Natural History and Future of the Information Revolution. It examines the role of information technology in decisive events ...
1,642Oct 20, 2009
Book Discussion on The Last Founding Father
Harlow Unger talked about his book The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation’s Call to Greatness (Da Capo Press; September 29, 2009). In this biography he recounts the life of ...
1,294Nov 5, 2009
Book Discussion on Sarah from Alaska
Scott Conroy and Shushannah Walshe talked about their book Sarah from Alaska: The Sudden Rise and Brutal Education of a New Conservative Superstar (PublicAffairs; November 3, 2009). In the ...
1,223Mar 24, 2009
Book Discussion on Bond of Union
Gerard Koeppel talked about his book Bond of Union: Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire (Da Capo Press; March 9, 2009). In his book he presents a history of the creation of the ...
1,154Oct 21, 2010
Book Discussion on The Lost Peace
Robert Dallek examines the foreign policy decisions made by world leaders from the United States, China, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union following World War II. Mr. Dallek argues the ...
1,103Dec 30, 2010
Book Discussion on Give Me Tomorrow
Patrick O’Donnell talked about the soldiers who made up George Company of the First Marines, one of the most highly decorated and bloodied companies in the Korean War. He spoke at Borders ...
1,004Mar 4, 2010
Book Discussion on Animal Factory
Mr. Kirby chronicles the difficulties of families that live adjacent to mass animal farms, covering the political, health, economic and legal issues of trying to battle a different aspect of ...
929Sep 7, 2005
Book Discussion on The People's Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century
Steven Watts talked about his biography The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century, published by Alfred A. Knopf. In it he writes that the automobile pioneer was the ...
799May 10, 2001
Book Discussion on The New Dealers' War
Mr. Fleming discussed his book The New Dealers' War: F.D.R. and the War Within World War II, published by Basic Books. The book is an attempt to raise questions about the ...
799Apr 17, 2010
Book Discussion on On the Trail of the D.C. Sniper
Mr. Censer makes the case that the local Washington news media turned the “D.C. Sniper” case into a national issue by reporting in a way that increased the level of fear in people ...
754May 5, 2010
Book Discussion on Within Our Reach: Ending the Mental Health Crisis
A look at how far the treatment of mental health issues has come in the U.S. legally, medically and socially.
747May 18, 2006
Book Discussion on Washington\'s Spies
Alexander Rose talked about his book Washington’s Spies: The Story of America’s First Spy Ring, published by Bantam. The book examines the use of intelligence during the ...
743Feb 11, 2009
Book Discussion on I'd Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts
“The Daily Show’s” Larry Wilmore talked about I’d Rather We Got Casinos and Other Black Thoughts (Hyperion; January 20, 2009). The book contains his musings and ...
610Sep 20, 2005
Book Discussion on Oxford History of the United States Series
A panel of authors who have written books for the Oxford University Press’s History of the United States series talked about the periods of history they cover in the series. They ...
601Jan 15, 2008
Book Discussion on Gang Leader for a Day
Sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh talked about his book Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets. While a graduate student in Chicago, Sudhir Venkatesh spent seven years ...
583Jul 29, 2005
Book Discussion on The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One
William Black talked about his book The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One: How Corporate Executives and Politicians Looted the S and L Industry, published by University of Texas ...
496Dec 13, 2000
Book Discussion on My War
Mr. Rooney discussed his book My War, recently reissued by PublicAffairs with a new foreword by Tom Brokaw. The book is a memoir-style account of Mr. Rooney’s experiences ...
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