19,131Oct 28, 1994
Book Discussion on The Road to Serfdom
Milton Friedman discussed F.A. Hayek’s book, The Road to Serfdom. Professor Friedman, who wrote the introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of the book, described its effect on the ...
9,235Oct 29, 1999
Book Discussion on All Souls: A Family Story from Southie
Mr. MacDonald talks about his book, All Souls: A Family Story from Southie, published by Beacon Press. The book describes the author’s upbringing in the Irish borough of South ...
8,541Jul 26, 1994
Book Discussion on Stars in Their Courses
The author discussed his book, Stars in Their Courses: The Gettysburg Campaign, published by Random House. The book focuses on the role of “fate” in determining the defeat of ...
8,045Mar 21, 1990
Book Discussion on Means of Ascent
Mr. Caro discussed his book The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Means of Ascent, published by Knopf. He described his research into the life of Lyndon Johnson and noted that he examined ...
8,037Oct 13, 2004
Book Discussion on Will in the World: Shakespeare
Mr. Greenblatt talked about his book Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare, published by W.W. Norton and Company. He described England during Shakespeare’s ...
4,935Oct 28, 1994
Book Discussion on Warriors Don't Cry
Ms. Beals discussed her book, Warriors Don’t Cry, which details her experiences as part of the first integrated class of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The ...
4,915Oct 27, 2004
Book Discussion on Why Read?
Professor Edmundson talks about his book Why Read?, published by Bloomsbury USA. The book is on the relationship between a liberal arts education and literature. The author writes ...
4,808May 7, 1998
Book Discussion on Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Mr. Chernow discussed his biography Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., published by Random House. Mr. Rockefeller, the world’s first billionaire, created the ...
4,623Aug 21, 2003
Book Discussion on Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
Mr. Von Drehle talked about his book, Triangle: The Fire That Changed America, published by Atlantic Monthly Press. He described the Triangle Shirtwaist fire on March 25, 1911 in ...
4,612Nov 6, 1998
Book Discussion on We Wish to Inform You
Mr. Gourevitch talked about his book, We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories from Rwanda, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He ...
4,063Dec 1, 2002
Book Discussion on Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
Ms. MacMillan talked about her book Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World, published by Random House. After the end of World War I in 1919, men and women from around the ...
3,967Sep 11, 2002
Book Discussion on King of the Mountain
Mr. Ludwig talked about his book, King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership, published by the University Press of Kentucky. The book presents the findings of his ...
3,861Nov 4, 1993
Book Discussion on The Downing Street Years
Mrs. Thatcher discussed her book, The Downing Street Years, published by Harper Collins, and her ten-year career as prime minister of Great Britain. She described meetings with ...
3,813Sep 22, 2000
Book Discussion on Islam: A Short History
Ms. Armstrong talked about her book Islam: A Short History, published by Modern Library. The book traces the origins and growth of the Islamic faith from the revelations Muhammad ...
3,800Sep 28, 2000
Book Discussion on Bowling Alone
Mr. Putnam spoke about his book Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, published by Simon and Schuster. The book examines the ways in which Americans gather ...
3,749Jun 28, 2000
Book Discussion on How to Read and Why
Mr. Bloom talked about his book, How to Read and Why, published by Scribner. The book focused on the reading of many different genres, saying that books should be read slowly and ...
3,737Oct 15, 1999
Book Discussion on The Shoemaker and the Tea Party
Dr. Young talked about his book, The Shoemaker and the Tea Party,
published by Beacon Press. The book examines George Twelve Hewes, a
participant in the Boston Tea Party, ...
3,720May 18, 2000
Book Discussion on Karl Marx: A Life
Mr. Wheen talked about his book Karl Marx: A Life, published by Norton and Company.
“Imagine Rousseau, Voltaire, and Hegel fused into one person,” said a ...
3,691Jul 11, 2000
Book Discussion on Forced Into Glory
Mr. Bennett discussed his book Forced Into Glory: Abraham Lincoln’s White Dream, published by Johnson Publishing. The author argued that President Lincoln was a racist whose ...
3,566Aug 20, 1996
Book Discussion on Touched By Fire: George Armstrong Custer
Ms. Barnett talked about her book, Touched by Fire: The Life, Death, and Mythic Afterlife of George Armstrong Custer, published by Henry Holt and Company. She talked about the ...
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