4,625Mar 13, 2012
Book Discussion on The Creative Destruction of Medicine
Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute and cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic, contends that digital technology can make medical care more efficient and ...
2,930Nov 13, 2009
Book Discussion on Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary
Bertrand Patenaude talked about his book, Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary (Harper; August 25, 2009), which recounts the life of Red Army chief Leon Trotsky. He examined ...
2,712Feb 18, 2011
Book Discussion on The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Siddhartha Mukherjee, staff cancer physician at Columbia University Medical Center, presents a history of cancer. The author recounts the earliest documentation of the disease, profiles the ...
2,219May 15, 2013
Book Discussion on Who Owns the Future
Jaron Lanier talked about his book, Who Owns the Future, in which he argues that the rise of digital networks contributed to our economic recession and weakened our middle class. He said ...
1,085May 2, 2013
Book Discussion on Operation Storm
John Geoghegan talked about his book, Operation Storm: Japan’s Top Secret Submarines and Its Plan to Change the Course of World War II, in which he recalls the failed Japanese mission ...
632Jun 2, 2009
Book Discussion on The King of Vodka
Linda Himelstein discussed the life of Pyotr Smirnov (1831-1898), a Russian serf whose vodka became world-renowned. Smirnov, barely literate, built a fortune worth $130 million but incurred ...
474Apr 22, 2003
Book Discussion on The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco
Marilyn Chase talked about her book The Barbary Plague: The Black Death in Victorian San Francisco, published by Random House. She told the story of an outbreak of bubonic plague in San ...
349Sep 19, 2002
Book Discussion on The Age of Gold
Professor Brands talked about his book, The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream, published by Doubleday. In the book, he tells how such notable figures as ...
182May 24, 2007
Book Discussion on The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science
Natalie Angier talked about her book The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science, published by Houghton Mifflin. She drew on conversations with hundreds of the ...
174Oct 23, 2013
Book Discussion on Maxed Out
Katrina Alcorn talked about her book, Maxed Out: American Moms on the Brink, in which she argues that while women are the main bread-winners in a majority of American families, the U.S. ...
116May 6, 2008
Book Discussion on While America Aged
Roger Lowenstein talked about his book While America Aged: How Pension Debts Ruined General Motors, Stopped the NYC Subways, Bankrupted San Diego, and Loom as the Next Financial Crisis, ...
43Aug 21, 2002
Book Discussion on What Just Happened?
Mr. Gleick talked about the development of the Internet and how it has transformed the way we live. His new book, What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Information Frontier, ...
31Jul 20, 2001
Book Discussion on Year of the Fires
Professor Pyne talked about his book, Year of the Fires: The Story of the Great Fires of 1910, published by Viking. The book describes forest fires that destroyed million of acres in the ...
31Mar 15, 2007
Anne Banta was interviewed about Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park.
28Jun 17, 2004
Book Discussion on Going Nucular: Language, Politics, and Culture in Controversial Times
Mr. Nunberg spoke about his book, Going Nucular: Language, Politics, and Culture in Controversial Times, published by PublicAffairs. In the book, the author notes that words convey ...
25Aug 12, 1999
Book Discussion on Pacifica Radio: The Rise of an Alternative Network
Mr. Lasar talked about his book, Pacifica Radio: The Rise of an Alternative Network, published by Temple University Press. He focused on the organization of the Pacifica Foundation ...
20Nov 23, 1998
Book Discussion on Once Upon A Number
Mr. Paulos talked about his book, Once Upon A Number: The Hidden Mathematical Language of Stories, published by Basic Books. The book examines the link between math and literature, ...