1,363Feb 28, 2011
Book Discussion on Theories of International Politics and Zombies
Daniel Drezner looks at the way different theories of international relations hold up when the enemy are zombies. He spoke at the Harvard Coop in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
1,183Jul 1, 2010
Book Discussion on The Presumption of Guilt
The Harvard Law professor attempts to put the arrest of his colleague last year into the historical context of race relations and criminal justice in the U.S. The event is at the Harvard Co-Op.
1,057Apr 21, 1999
Book Discussion on The Pity of War: Explaining World War I
Mr. Ferguson discussed his book The Pity of War: Explaining World War I and his efforts to re-imagine and analyze the problems of the war. Other authors commented on how his book ...
857Jun 24, 2010
Book Discussion on The Fires
Joe Flood recounts the RAND corporation’s partnership with the New York City Fire Department during the 1970s and the company’s computer model that assured efficient use of public money ...
814Apr 1, 2013
A Conversation with Edward Jay Epstein and Errol Morris
Edward Jay Epstein, author of The Annals of Unsolved Crime, and Errol Morris, author of A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald, talked about notorious crimes that were ...
814Sep 17, 2007
Book Discussion on Proust and the Squid
Maryanne Wolf talked about her book Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, published by Harper. In her book neuroscientist Maryanne Wolf describes how the ...
637Mar 19, 2013
Book Discussion on Educating America's Military
Joan Johnson-Freese argued that the U.S. War College system was broken and no longer properly educated senior military officers. Professor Johnson-Freese spoke at the Harvard Coop in Cambridge, ...
351May 2, 2000
Book Discussion on The Tipping Point
Mr. Gladwell talked about his book The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, published by Little, Brown, and Company. He used lessons learned from contemporary ...
315Sep 11, 2008
Book Discussion on Rebels All
Kevin Mattson talked about about his book Rebels All!: A Short History of the Conservative Mind in Postwar America (Rutgers University Press; July 30, 2008). He contends that the political ...
295Apr 27, 2000
Book Discussion on Ravelstein
Mr. Bellow read from his new novel Ravelstein, published by Viking Press.
Narrated by an elderly writer named Chick, the book tells the story of his friendship
with the title ...
291Nov 11, 1999
Book Discussion on Anne Frank: The Biography
Melissa Muller discussed Anne Frank’s famous diary within a larger historical and biographical context. During her research for this book, Ms. Muller discovered five pages that Otto ...
261Dec 9, 2004
Book Discussion on Rights from Wrongs
Alan Dershowitz talked about his book Rights From Wrongs: The Origin of Human Rights in the Experience of Injustice, published by Basic Books. The author, a professor at Harvard Law ...
235Nov 22, 1996
Book Discussion on The Unknown Lenin
Professor Pipes spoke about his new book, The Unknown Lenin. It is a collection of previously unknown documents written by the leader of the Bolshevik Revolution from 1917 to his death in ...
204Oct 6, 1999
Book Discussion on The Code Book
Mr. Singh talked about his book The Code Book: The Evolution of Secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots to Quantum Cryptography, published by Doubleday. He focused on the origins of ...
187Jun 24, 1999
Book Discussion on A Beautiful Mind
Ms. Nasar talked about her book A Beautiful Mind: A Biography of John Forbes Nash, Jr., Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, 1994, published by Touchstone Books. The book ...
150Oct 3, 2003
Book Discussion on Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine
Author and journalist Joe Conason talked about his book, Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How it Distorts the Truth, published by Thomas Dunne Books. In the book, ...
138Nov 16, 1998
Book Discussion on Kaddish
Mr. Wieseltier discussed his book, Kaddish, published by Knopf. The book is about the author’s life as an unobservant Jew whose grief over his father’s death compelled ...
137Oct 12, 2001
Book Discussion on Richard Wright: The Life and Times
Professor Rowley talked about her biography, Richard Wright: The Life and Times, published by Henry Holt and Company. The book details the life of controversial author and activist ...
133Jan 27, 2000
Book Discussion on One World Divisible: A Global History Since 1945
Mr. Reynolds talked about his book One World Divisible: A Global History Since 1945, published by W.W. Norton. Starting with the Berlin blockade and ending with the fall of the ...
109Sep 26, 2008
Book Discussion on Traveling Light
Kath Weston talked about her book Traveling Light: On the Road with America’s Poor (Beacon Press; September 1, 20080. She spent five years traveling the United States by bus for the ...
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