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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:20 PM
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Book TV Schedule: December 30th - January 2nd
Edited on Fri Dec-29-06 08:25 PM by Viva_La_Revolution


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C-SPAN2's Book TV: December 30-January 2
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Enjoy 3 Days of Book TV This Weekend
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Join us for three days of Book TV programming this holiday weekend, beginning Saturday, December 30, at 8 AM ET and running through Tuesday, January 2, at 8 AM ET.


After Words
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Insightful author interviews
Saturday 9 PM, Sunday 6 PM and 9 PM ET
In his book, Mellon: An American Life, author David Cannadine provides the first biography of one of the economic and political giants of the 20th Century. With the cooperation of both the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Mellon family, Cannadine was given full access to all archival materials and conducted interviews with family members that had never before been granted. Mr. Cannadine discusses the book with Leslie Schweitzer, Senior Trade Advisor to the United States Chamber of Commerce.


Weekend Highlights
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T.J. Parsell, Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man's Prison
Author T.J. Parsell describes his first-hand experiences as a victim of prison rape. He went to prison at age 17, after holding up a Photo Mat with a toy gun. Mr. Parsell is currently the president of Stop Prisoner Rape, and talks about testifying before Congress in support of the Prisoner Rape Elimination Act of 2003.
(Saturday 1 PM, Sunday 1 AM ET)

Nathaniel Philbrick, Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
In his bestselling book, author Nathaniel Philbrick chronicles the history of Plymouth Colony, and the complex relationship between the English settlers and the Wampanaog Indians. He details the first Thanksgiving celebration and describes the early years in New England as peaceful. (Saturday 5 PM ET)

Ronald Olive, Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice
Author Ronald Olive talks about the Jonathan Pollard spy case in which Mr. Pollard was charged with selling over a million pages of classified material to the government of Israel during the 1980s. Mr. Olive gives an overview of the case and shows some of the evidence used against Pollard.
(Saturday 10 PM, Sunday 6 AM, Monday 6:35 AM ET)

Allan Greenberg, Architecture of Democracy
Architect Allan Greenberg discusses his book with Witold Rybczynski, professor of urbanism and real estate at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Mr. Greenberg and Mr. Rybczynski analyze the relationship between political ideals and Americas architectural tradition.
(Saturday 11:30 PM, Sunday 9:45 AM ET)

John Mueller, Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them
John Mueller argues that the U.S. government and media have unjustifiably inflated the threat posed by terrorists, and that the government's overreaction to 9/11 has done more harm to the country than the harm directly associated with the attacks that day. Former Virginia governor James Gilmore provides commentary.
(Sunday 2:15 AM, Tuesday 5:30 AM ET)

Donald Miller, Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany
Historian Donald Miller discusses the sacrifices of American airmen serving in Europe during World War II. He explores the effectiveness of the bombing, the techniques used, the extremely harsh conditions inside the bombers, and the decisions regarding bombing targets. (Monday 9 PM ET)


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BOOK TV Schedule

Note: Program start times are approximate and all times are Eastern.


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Saturday, December 30

8:00 am James Robbins, Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point

8:45 Charles Sanders, The Boys of Winter: Life and Death in the U.S. Ski Troops During the Second World War

10:00 General Assignment: 2006 Chicago Humanities Festival-Laura Kipnis & Harvey Mansfield

11:05 2006 Texas Book Festival: Alicia Shepard "Woodward and Bernstein: Life in the Shadow of Watergate"

11:30 2006 Miami Book Fair: Doris Kearns Goodwin

12:40 pm 2006 Miami Book Fair: Paul Schneider "Brutal Journey"

1:00 Public Lives: T.J. Parsell, Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man's Prison

2:05 2006 Miami Book Fair: Hank Klibanoff "The Race Beat"

2:30 Nathaniel Fick and Jonathan Shay, Combat Trauma & the Problem of Returning Home

3:00 John Naisbitt, Mind Set!

3:50 2006 Great Read--Denise Grady, "Deadly Invaders: Virus Outbreaks Around the World, from Marburg Fever to Avian Flu"

4:00 Michael Sallah & Mitch Weiss, Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War

4:55 2006 NPC: Elliott Lewis "Fade"

5:00 History on Book TV: Nathaniel Philbrick, Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War

6:00 Encore Booknotes: Dorie McCullough Lawson, Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children

7:00 Jim Bell, Postcards from Mars: The First Photographer on the Red Planet

8:10 2006 Miami Book Fair: Myra MacPherson "All Governments Lie!"

8:25 2006 NPC: Edwin Feulner "Getting America Right"

8:30 Michael Blake, Indian Yell: The Heart of an American Insurgency

9:00 After Words: After Words: David Cannadine, author of "Mellon: An American Life" interviewed by Leslie Schweitzer

10:00 General Assignment: Ronald Olive, Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice

11:20 2006 NPC: "Medal of Honor"

11:30 Allan Greenberg, Architecture of Democracy


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Sunday, December 31

12:40 am 2006 Miami Book Fair: Erik Calonius "The Wanderer"

1:00 Public Lives: T.J. Parsell, Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man's Prison

2:05 2006 NPC: William Cohen "Dragon Fire"

2:15 John Mueller with James Gilmore, Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them

3:20 2006 Great Read--Michelle Slatalla "The Town on Beaver Creek: The Story of a Lost Kentucy Community

3:30 2006 Chicago Humanities Festival-Paul Fussell

4:30 Ralph Steadman, The Joke's Over: Ralph Steadman on Hunter S. Thompson

5:50 2006 NPC: W. Joseph Campbell "The Year that Defined American Journalism"

6:00 General Assignment: Ronald Olive, Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice

7:15 2006 Great Read--Ron Rosenbaum, "The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups"

7:30 Hampton Sides, Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West

8:30 Niall Ferguson, The War of the World: Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West

9:40 2006 NPC: Glenn Schweitzer and Carole Schweitzer "America on Notice"

9:45 Allan Greenberg, Architecture of Democracy

10:55 2006 NPC: Hal Vaughan "FDR's 12 Apostles"

11:00 Donald Jackson, Artistic Director & Illuminator, The Saint John's Bible

12:00 pm Virginians in the White House: John Tyler & James Monroe

1:05 John Wukovits, Eisenhower: A Biography

2:15 2006 Miami Book Fair: Jonathan Franzen "The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History"

3:05 Harlow Unger, The Unexpected George Washington: His Private Life

4:05 Edward Ericson, Jr., Daniel Mahoney, Stephan Solzhenitsyn, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings 1947-2005

5:00 Eve Ensler, Insecure at Last: Losing It in Our Security Obsessed World

6:00 After Words: After Words: David Cannadine, author of "Mellon: An American Life" interviewed by Leslie Schweitzer

6:55 2006 Great Read--Cornell West, Author and Religion Professor on his reading habits and his current book projects

7:00 Susan Trento & Joseph Trento, Unsafe at Any Altitude: Failed Terrorism Investigations, Scapegoating 9/11, and the Shocking Truth about Aviation Security Today

8:05 Christopher Hitchens, Francine Prose, Edmund Morris, James Atlas, 2006 Miami Book Fair: Biography Panel

9:00 After Words: After Words: David Cannadine, author of "Mellon: An American Life" interviewed by Leslie Schweitzer

9:55 2006 NPC: Ann McFeaters "Sandra Day O'Connor"

10:00 History on Book TV: Hal Vaughan, FDR's 12 Apostles: The Spies Who Paved the Way for the Invasion of North Africa

11:00 Daniel Golden, The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges - and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates

11:40 2006 Miami Book Fair: Paul Schneider "Brutal Journey"



Monday, January 1

12:00 am Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

1:45 2006 Texas Book Festival: Candice Millard "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey"

2:00 Karen Armstrong, Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time

3:20 2006 Great Read--Michelle Slatalla "The Town on Beaver Creek: The Story of a Lost Kentucy Community

3:30 2006 Chicago Humanities Festival-Laura Kipnis & Harvey Mansfield

4:35 2006 NPC: Edwin Black "Internal Combustion"

4:45 Marvin Kalb, Allan Adler, Paul Aiken, Jonathan Band, Andrew Glass, David Robbins, Sidney Verba, The Google Print Project and the Future of the Written Word

6:30 Jason Epstein, Print on Demand: A Revolution in the Making

7:15 James Simon, Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers

8:00 Arthur Brooks, Who Really Cares: America's Charity Divide - Who Gives, Who Doesn't, and Why It Matters

8:55 2006 NPC: John Sayle Watterson "The Games Presidents Play"

9:00 2006 Miami Book Fair: Doris Kearns Goodwin

10:10 2006 Miami Book Fair: Jonathan Franzen "The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History"

11:00 Paul Kengor, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism

12:00 pm William Cope Moyers, Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption

1:30 Gay Talese, A Writer's Life

2:35 2006 NPC: David Vise "The Google Story"

2:45 Walter Benn Michaels, The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality

4:05 2006 Great Read--David Kamp, "The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation"

4:15 Stephen Shames, photographer, The Black Panthers

6:35 General Assignment: Ronald Olive, Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice

7:55 2006 NPC: Joseph Callo "John Paul Jones"

8:00 Featured Program: Inside the New York Times Book Review--Editor Sam Tanenhaus and Staff

9:00 Donald Miller, Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany

10:35 2006 Miami Book Fair: Lawrence Wright "The Looming Tower"

11:00 Jim Bell, Postcards from Mars: The First Photographer on the Red Planet



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Tuesday, January 2

12:15 am Trevor Paglen and A.C. Thompson, Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights

1:30 Richard Williams, Jr., Stonewall Jackson: The Black Man's Friend

2:15 2006 Miami Book Fair: Neal Gabler "Walt Disney"

2:30 Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, Lincoln's Other White House

3:20 Tom Nagorski, Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack

4:00 Gene Epstein, Econospinning: How to Read Between the Lines When the Media Manipulate the Numbers

5:25 2006 NPC: Derek Leebaert "To Dare and to Conquer"

5:30 John Mueller with James Gilmore, Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them

6:30 2006 Texas Book Festival: Thomas Cahill "Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science, and Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe"

6:45 Susan Trento & Joseph Trento, Unsafe at Any Altitude: Failed Terrorism Investigations, Scapegoating 9/11, and the Shocking Truth about Aviation Security Today

7:55 2006 NPC: Karyn McLaughlin Frist "Love You, Daddy Boy"


http://www.booktv.org/schedule /



disclaimer - programs lasting less than 20 minutes are not included except by discretion of the OP. She wore herself out posting last week's thread. :P
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:22 PM
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1. Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point
History on Book TV
A look at non-fiction history books.

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Last in Their Class: Custer, Pickett and the Goats of West Point
James Robbins

The author describes tales of cadets who performed courageously and heroically in battle despite finishing at the bottom of their class in the early days of West Point Academy. He explains how these cadets, termed "goats," were central to the battle of Gettysburg and the battle of Little Big Horn. He concludes many goats go to prove themselves against high odds.

James Robbins is a professor of international relations at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. He is also a senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council and previously worked as a Special Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He received a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Medford, MA. Robbins is also is a frequent contributor to the National Review and Wall Street Journal.

Publisher: ENCOUNTER BOOKS 900 Broadway, Suite 400 New York, NY 10003


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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:23 PM
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2. The Boys of Winter: Life and Death in the U.S. Ski Troops During the Second World War
History on Book TV
A look at non-fiction history books.

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The Boys of Winter: Life and Death in the U.S. Ski Troops During the Second World War
Charles Sanders

Author Charles Sanders speaks at the Vail Symposium in Vail Colorado about the Tenth Mountain Division, a unit of elite troops recruited by The National Ski Patrol during World War II. In "The Boys of Winter," the author focuses on four of its members: Rudy Konieczny, a high-school skiing champion from a working-class New England family, Jacob Nunnemacher, a wealthy Wisconsin skier, Ralph Bromaghin, a talented musician who had climbed Mount Rainier with the Boy Scout sand Joseph Duncan, a recruiter of qualified skiers and mountain men for the division. Mr. Sanders explains that none of the men survived the war and chronicles the hardships they faced in northern Italy near the end of World War II. Includes Q&A.

Charles Sanders is a music industry executive and a music and performing arts professor at New York University.

Publisher: UNIVERSITY PRESS OF COLORADO 5589 Arapahoe Avenue, Suite 206C Boulder, CO 80303

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:24 PM
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3. 2006 Chicago Humanities Festival-Laura Kipnis & Harvey Mansfield

On Saturday, December 30 at 10:00 am and Monday, January 1 at 3:30 am
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2006 Chicago Humanities Festival-Laura Kipnis & Harvey Mansfield

From the 17th Annual Chicago Humanities Festival, authors Laura Kipnis and Harvey Mansfield discuss femininity, masculinity and the history of feminism. Laura Kipnis is the author of "The Female Thing: Dirt, Sex, Envy, Vulnerability" and Harvey Mansfield's book is entitled "Manliness."

Laura Kipnis is a media studies professor at Northwestern University and the author of "Against Love: A Polemic." Harvey Mansfield is a government professor at Harvard University and the author of "Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction" and "Machiavelli's New Modes and Orders: A Study of the Discourses on Livy."

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:26 PM
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4. 2006 Miami Book Fair: Paul Schneider "Brutal Journey"
On Saturday, December 30 at 12:40 pm and Sunday, December 31 at 11:40 pm
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2006 Miami Book Fair: Paul Schneider "Brutal Journey"

From the Miami Book Fair International, an interview with Paul Schneider, author of "Brutal Journey: The Epic Story of the First Crossing of North America."

Paul Schneider is the author of "The Adirondacks" and "The Enduring Shore."

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:27 PM
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5. Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man's Prison
On Saturday, December 30 at 1:00 pm and Sunday, December 31 at 1:00 am
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Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man's Prison
T.J. Parsell

In this event from the UCLA School of Law, author T.J. Parsell describes his first-hand experiences as a victim of prison rape. He went to prison at age 17, after holding up a Photomat with a toy gun. He was gang raped his first day in prison and then his fellow inmates flipped a coin to decide who would "own" him. Mr. Parsell is currently the president of Stop Prisoner Rape. He talks about testifying before Congress in support of the Prisoner Rape Elimination Act of 2003, which provided for a commission to hold hearings and issue standards, in an attempt to hold corrections officials responsible for rapes that happen on their watch.

T.J. Parsell is the president of Stop Prisoner Rape and is a consultant to the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission. He testified in favor of the Prison Rape Elimination Act, which passed in 2003.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 01:18 PM
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70. kick!
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:28 PM
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6. 2006 Miami Book Fair: Hank Klibanoff "The Race Beat"
On Saturday, December 30 at 2:05 pm
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2006 Miami Book Fair: Hank Klibanoff "The Race Beat"

From the Miami Book Fair International, an interview with Hank Klibanoff about his new book, "The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation."

Hank Klibanoff is managing editor for news at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He co-wrote "The Race Beat" with University of Maryland journalism professor Gene Roberts.

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:30 PM
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7. Combat Trauma & the Problem of Returning Home
On Saturday, December 30 at 2:30 pm
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Combat Trauma & the Problem of Returning Home
Nathaniel Fick and Jonathan Shay
Watch now - http://www.booktv.org/ram/feature/1106/btv111206_4b.ram

Nathaniel Fick and Dr. Jonathan Shay talk about their books and discuss what it is like for soldiers going to and returning home from war. Nathaniel Fick is the author of "One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer." Jonathan Shay's latest is "Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming." Mr. Fick served in Afghanistan and Iraq, and Dr. Shay has worked with Vietnam Veterans for 20 years.

Dr. Jonathan Shay has been a staff psychiatrist at the Dept. of Veteran's Affairs outpatient clinic in Boston, Massachusetts since 1987. Dr. Shay works with Vietnam Veterans who suffer from severe pyschological injuries. Between September 1, 2004 and August 31, 2005, he was Chair of Ethics, Leadership, and Personnel Policy in the Office of the US Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. Nathaniel Fick is an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School. Mr. Fick was comissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps after graduating with high honors from Dartmouth College in 1999. He served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:41 PM
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71. On now.
:kick:
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Monkeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 06:17 PM
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72. Wow
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:31 PM
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8. Mind Set! - John Naisbitt
On Saturday, December 30 at 3:00 pm
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Mind Set!
John Naisbitt

In an event at Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, John Naisbitt discusses his book "Mind Set!," in which he recommends eleven mind sets, including "focus on the score of the game," "understand how powerful it is not to have to be right," and "don't get so far ahead of the parade they don't know you are in it." During his remarks, he posits that the world is shifting from a collection of nation-states to a collection of economic domains, e.g. automotive and pharmaceutical domains. In the modern world entrepreneurs, companies, and cities are more important than nations. Mr. Naisbitt also shares his opinions on population patterns, fundamentalism, and climate change.

Futurist John Naisbitt is the author of "Megatrends," published in 1982. "Megatrends" was at the top of the New York Times bestseller list for more than two years and sold more than eight million copies. His other books include "Global Paradox" and "Megatrends 2000." Mr. Naisbitt served in both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and was an executive at IBM and Eastman Kodak.




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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:33 PM
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9. Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War (*)
* - Recommended

On Saturday, December 30 at 4:00 pm
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Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War
Michael Sallah & Mitch Weiss

Pulitzer-Prize winners Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss discuss their book "Tiger Force." Tiger Force is an investigation into a reconnaissance platoon, created in 1965 to report air strikes and to kill the enemy in Vietnam.The authors tells stories of the killings that took place at the hands of the Tiger Force soldiers during the Vietnam War. According to the authors this was the longest series of atrocities committed during the war. These events did not become of public knowledge until three years ago. Michael Sallah, Mitch Weiss, and a fellow reporter received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for their coverage of the story in the Toledo Blade.

Michael Sallah is the investigations editor for the Miami Herald. Mitch Weiss is the deputy business editor for the Charlotte Observer. Mr. Weiss has won several state and national awards for his reporting and writing, including a Pulitzer Prize with Michael Sallah in 2004, for their investigative reporting on the Tiger Force massacre.

Publisher: LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY 1271 Sixth Avenue New York, NY 10020

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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:14 PM
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44. Toledo Blade reporters -- 2004 Pulitzer for Investigative Reporting
Those Blade articles were all posted here at DU. They deserved that Pulitzer!

Recommended.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:39 PM
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58. link to the 4part series "Buried Secrets, Brutal Truths"
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:34 PM
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10. Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
On Saturday, December 30 at 5:00 pm
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Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War
Nathaniel Philbrick
Watch now - http://www.booktv.org/ram/history/0606/btv062406_1.ram

In "Mayflower" author Nathaniel Philbrick chronicles the history of Plymouth Colony, founded on the west of present-day Massachusetts in 1620. Mr. Philbrick details the complex relationship between the English settlers and the Wampanaog Indians. He details the first Thanksgiving celebration and describes the early years in New England as peaceful. Mr. Philbrick explains that over 50 years after the Pilgrims settled the Indians waged war against them beginning with the burning of Springfield and King Philip's War. This event was hosted by Pilgrim Hall Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of the National Book Award-winning "In the Heart of the Sea" and "Sea of Glory: The Epic South Seas Expedition, 1838-1842."

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:36 PM
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11. Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children
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Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children
Dorie McCullough Lawson

"Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children" draws on the correspondence of the most influential figures in the last two hundred years of American history. Dorie McCullough Lawson provides biographical information on each of the writers of the one hundred letters cited. In order to show the private family life of these public figures, she edits and divides the letters by theme, such as "love" and "struggle." Included are letters written by fathers Albert Einstein, William Faulkner and George Bush Sr. to their children. This interview was conducted in 2004.

Dorie McCullough Lawson is the daughter of author and historian David McCullough. She graduated with a degree in history from Middlebury College. "Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children" is her first book.

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:37 PM
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12. Postcards from Mars: The First Photographer on the Red Planet
On Saturday, December 30 at 7:00 pm and Monday, January 1 at 11:00 pm
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Postcards from Mars: The First Photographer on the Red Planet
Jim Bell
Watch now - http://www.booktv.org/ram/feature/1206/btv122406_4.ram

Jim Bell talks about the photographs of Mars taken by two exploration rovers named "Spirit" and "Opportunity." So far the rovers have taken over 150,000 photos of the planet. Professor Bell, who has included over 150 of the photos in his new book, shows a sampling of them and discusses what NASA scientists have learned about the geography and geology of the planet since the rovers landed on Mars in early 2004.

Jim Bell, an astronomy professor at Cornell University, is the lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover's Pancam color imaging system. For more information, visit the book's website at www.postcardsfrommarsbook.com .
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:39 PM
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13. Indian Yell: The Heart of an American Insurgency
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Indian Yell: The Heart of an American Insurgency
Michael Blake

Prior to the making of the film based on his novel "Dances With Wolves", Michael Blake had just been fired from a job as a cook. He wrote "Dances With Wolves" in his car while sleeping at the homes of friends. Mr. Blake tells the story of how the film made his book a best-seller and changed his life. He also discusses his first non-fiction work, "Indian Yell" and compares the native insurgency of the 19th century with the current insurgency in Iraq.

Michael Blake is the author of the novel "Dances With Wolves" which has sold over 1.5 million copies world-wide. The novel sold poorly prior to the release of the motion picture of the same name. Mr. Blake won an Academy Award for the Dances With Wolves screenplay.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:41 PM
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14. After Words: David Cannadine interviewed by Leslie Schweitzer
After Words

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On Saturday, December 30 at 9:00 pm and Sunday, December 31 at 6:00 pm and at 9:00 pm
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After Words: David Cannadine, author of "Mellon: An American Life" interviewed by Leslie Schweitzer

In his book, "Mellon: An American Life," author David Cannadine provides the first biography of one of the economic and political giants of the 20th Century. With the cooperation of both the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Mellon family, Cannadine had full access to all archival materials and conducted interviews with family members that had never before been granted. Mr. Cannadine discusses the book with Leslie Schweitzer, Senior Trade Advisor to the United States Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Schweitzer serves as a guest interviewer and is not an employee of C-SPAN.

David Cannadine is Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of History at the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London. He is the author of many books, including "The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy."
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:42 PM
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15. Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was ...
On Saturday, December 30 at 10:00 pm and Sunday, December 31 at 6:00 am and Monday, January 1 at 6:35 pm
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Capturing Jonathan Pollard: How One of the Most Notorious Spies in American History Was Brought to Justice
Ronald Olive

From the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC, Ronald Olive talks about the Jonathan Pollard spy case. Mr. Pollard was charged with selling over a million pages of classified material to the government of Israel during the 1980s. As part of the discussion, Mr. Olive gives an overview of the case and shows some of the evidence used against Pollard. Includes audience Q&A.

Ronald Olive led the investigation of Jonathan Pollard for the Naval Investigative Service, were he worked for over 20 years. He currently runs a consulting and investigations company based in Arizona.


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16. Architecture of Democracy
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Architecture of Democracy
Allan Greenberg

Architect Allan Greenberg discussed his book "Architecture of Democracy" with Witold Rybczynski, professor of urbanism and real estate at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. This event is part of a series of conversations on American architecture with prominent architects. Mr. Greenberg and Mr. Rybczynski analyzed the relationship between political ideals and Americas architectural tradition at an event co-sponsored by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America and the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen.

Allan Greenberg was trained in classical and Gothic architecture. He has taught at Yale University's Schools of Architecture and of Law, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Department of Historic Preservation at Columbia University.

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17. Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why...
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Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them
John Mueller with James Gilmore

John Mueller argues that the U.S. government and media have unjustifiably inflated the threat posed by terrorists and that the government's overreaction to 9/11 has done more harm to the country than the harm directly associated with the attacks that day. He says that we should treat terrorism as a real but manageable threat instead of a threat that requires changing the Constitution and creating large government agencies. Former Virginia governor James Gilmore, currently chairman of the National Council on Readiness and Preparedness, provides commentary. This event was hosted by the Cato Institution in Washington, DC.

John Mueller is a professor of political science at Ohio State University. He is the author of several books, including "War, Presidents, and Public Opinion" and "Remnants of War."


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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:48 PM
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20. K&R Here's a 2nd vote! come on DU... the lady works hard to offer these reviews...
Dedication to good media must still be worth a couple of more recommendations around here!
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18. 2006 Chicago Humanities Festival - Paul Fussell
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2006 Chicago Humanities Festival-Paul Fussell

From the 17th Annual Chicago Humanities Festival, author Paul Fussell presents a speech entitled "The Culture of War." During the event, Mr. Fussell reads portions of his book "The Great War and Modern Memory," which was originally published in 1975, and discusses both the cultural and social aspects of war.

Paul Fussell is the author of "The Great War and Modern Memory," "Wartime," "Doing Battle" and "The Boys Crusade." He was an English professor at Rutgers in New Jersey.


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19. The Joke's Over: Ralph Steadman on Hunter S. Thompson
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The Joke's Over: Ralph Steadman on Hunter S. Thompson
Ralph Steadman

Illustrator Ralph Steadman talks about his longtime friendship with the late Hunter S. Thompson and the drawings that accompanied many of Thompson's books and magazine articles. During this event, Mr. Steadman discusses the creation of gonzo journalism, shares stories about his time together with Hunter S. Thompson, and shows a large selection of his drawings. He also talks about Hunter S. Thompson's funeral. This program contains language and images that some viewers may find offensive.

Ralph Steadman first started working with Hunter S. Thompson in 1970, when he and Thompson covered the Kentucky Derby together. He is, most famously, the illustrator for Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas." Mr. Steadman has also illustrated a 50th anniversary edition of George Orwell's "Animal Farm" and Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland." His own books include "ILeonardo" and "The Grapes of Ralph." For more on Mr. Steadman and his work, visit www.ralphsteadman.com .

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21. Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West
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Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West
Hampton Sides
Watch now - http://www.booktv.org/ram/history/1206/btv121606_1.ram

Hampton Sides discusses America's 19th-century expansion into the American Southwest and the military expeditions led by former fur trapper Kit Carson. He explains that Carson was not a self-promoter and did not enjoy his celebrity or the dime novels about his exploits. Hampton Sides addressed a group of students enrolled in a course on the American West at Columbia University in New York City.

Hampton Sides is editor-at-large for Outside Magazine. He won the 2002 PEN USA award for nonfiction and was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 2003. His other books include "Ghost Soldiers" and "Stomping Grounds."


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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:51 PM
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23. kick
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:50 PM
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22. The War of the World: Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West
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The War of the World: Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West
Niall Ferguson
Watch now - http://www.booktv.org/ram/history/1206/btv120206_1.ram

Historian Niall Ferguson examines the conflicts of the First World War to the Cold War and how they influenced the twentieth century. He argues that globalization, wealth, and technological breakthroughs led to much of the violence, genocide and fanaticism of the twentieth century. The talk was hosted by the World Affairs Council in Washington, DC. Includes Q&A.

Niall Ferguson is the author of several books including "Paper and Iron," "The Cash Nexus," and "The Pity of War." He currently is a history professor at Harvard University, Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and a contributor to the Financial Times and the New York Times.

Publisher: The Penguin Press

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24. The Saint John's Bible
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The Saint John's Bible
Donald Jackson, Artistic Director & Illuminator
Watch now - http://www.booktv.org/ram/feature/1206/btv122406_4b.ram

In 1998 calligrapher Donald Jackson approached the Benedictine monks of Saint Johns University and Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, with his life-long dream: to create the first handwritten, illuminated bible since the invention of the printing press. The Saint Johns Bible uses ancient materials and techniques and the bible will be completed by 2007. In this program, Mr. Jackson demostrates calligraphy techniques, shows how a feather quill is cut and used, and explains how the project originated. During the program hand drawn text and illustrations are shown and described.

Donald Jackson is former scribe to her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, where he created official state documents in calligraphy. He began a partnership with the Saint John's Benedictine Abbey in Minnesota in 1998, and has supervised the creation of the handwritten bible since then.

Publisher: Liturgical Press Saint John's Abbey PO Box 7500 Collegeville, MN 56321-7500




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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:52 PM
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25. Virginians in the White House: John Tyler & James Monroe
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Virginians in the White House: John Tyler & James Monroe

At a conference entitled "Virginians in the White House: The Presidency from Washington to Wilson" hosted by the Virginia Historical Society, Edward Crapol and Daniel Preston discuss their books about John Tyler and James Monroe. Edward Crapol is the author of "John Tyler, the Accidental President" and Daniel Preston is the editor of "The Papers of James Monroe: A Documentary History of the Presidential Tours of James Monroe, 1817, 1818, 1819 Volume 1."

Daniel Preston is the editor of the Papers of James Monroe Project. Edward Crapol is William E. Pullen Professor of American History, Emeritus, at the College of William and Mary and the author of "James G. Blaine: Architect of Empire." He is also the editor of "Women and American Foreign Policy: Lobbyists, Critics, and Insiders."

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:54 PM
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26. Eisenhower: A Biography
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Eisenhower: A Biography
John Wukovits
Watch now - http://www.booktv.org/ram/publiclives/1206/btv122406_2b...

Description: In remarks at Schuler Books & Music in Okemos, Michigan, John Wukovits discusses his book "Eisenhower: A Biography," the third short biography in Palgrave Macmillan's Great Generals Series. The book includes a foreword by series editor Wesley Clark. Its focus is Dwight Eisenhower's military career, particularly his service as Supreme Allied Commander during World War II.

Author Bio: Mr. Wukovits is also the author of "One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa," "Devotion to Duty" and "Pacific Alamo: The Battle for Wake Island." He taught junior high history and language arts from 1968 to 2005.
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27. The Unexpected George Washington: His Private Life
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The Unexpected George Washington: His Private Life
Harlow Unger

In this lecture, recorded at Tudor Place mansion in Washington, DC, the author argues that the private life of the first president reveals a warm, humorous, and caring man. George Washington had no children of his own but raised many at Mount Vernon over the years. Mr. Unger discusses Washington's reading and letter writing habits, his love for farming and for animals, and his decision to free his slaves upon his death.

Harlow Unger is the author of fifteen books including "Lafayette", "The French War Against America: How a Trusted Ally Betrayed Washington and the Founding Fathers", "Noah Webster: The Life and Times of an American Patriot", and "John Hancock: Merchant King and American Patriot." Mr. Unger was a foreign corrspondent and editor at the New York Herald Tribune Overseas News Service in Paris and The Times and Sunday Times of London.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:56 PM
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28. The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings 1947-2005
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The Solzhenitsyn Reader: New and Essential Writings 1947-2005
Edward Ericson, Jr., Daniel Mahoney, Stephan Solzhenitsyn, Ignat Solzhenitsyn

Editors of "The Solzhenitsyn Reader" and two of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's sons talk about Solzhenitsyn's work and his influence in the world over the past fifty years. They also talk about Solzhenitsyn's writings from the book, argue that Mr. Solzhenitsyn's work is largely misrepresented in the United States, and discuss what Russia is like today. This event was hosted by ISI Books which published "The Solzhenitsyn Reader."

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn is the author of many books, including "The Gulag Archipelago: 1918-1956," "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovitch," "The First Circle," and "Cancer Ward." Mr. Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970.

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:58 PM
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29. Insecure at Last: Losing It in Our Security Obsessed World
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Insecure at Last: Losing It in Our Security Obsessed World
Eve Ensler
Watch now - http://www.booktv.org/ram/feature/1206/btv120906_4b.ram

Eve Ensler talks about security and what it means to be free. In the book, she examines the post-9/11 world, drawing on her personal experience and on the stories of Afghan women, hurricane Katrina survivors, and anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan. During the discussion, Ms. Ensler reads excerpts from her book and comments on her personal insecurities. This event was hosted by the Women and Children First Bookstore in Chicago, Illinois.

Eve Ensler is a playwright whose works include "Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man," "Lemonade," "Necessary Targets," and "The Vagina Monologues." She has raised more than $35 million from performances of "The Vagina Monologues," which goes towards stopping violence against women. Eve Ensler won an Obie Award in 1996 for her play "The Vagina Monologues."

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:59 PM
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30. Unsafe at Any Altitude: Failed Terrorism Investigations, Scapegoating 9/11, and the Shocking ...
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Unsafe at Any Altitude: Failed Terrorism Investigations, Scapegoating 9/11, and the Shocking Truth about Aviation Security Today
Susan Trento & Joseph Trento
Watch now - http://www.booktv.org/ram/feature/1206/btv121606_4.ram

Susan Trento and Joseph Trento look at the U.S. government's investigations into the quality of airport security following 9/11 and assess the state of airport security today. They argue that the private airport security workers that received a large amount of blame following the 9/11 attacks did their jobs properly and that the takeover of airport security by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has not helped to improve security. They also discuss the U.S. government's no-fly list and its effectiveness.

Susan Trento, former vice president of operations for John McLaughlin's Oliver Productions, is the author of "Prescription for Disaster" and "The Power House." Investigative reporter Joseph Trento is the president of the Public Education Center, a nonprofit investigative foundation (www.storiesthatmatter.org ). He is the author of "The Secret History of the CIA" and "Prelude to Terror." For more information on the Trentos and their latest book, visit www.unsafeatanyaltitude.com .

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 06:16 PM
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76. kick!
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31. 2006 Miami Book Fair: Biography Panel
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2006 Miami Book Fair: Biography Panel
Christopher Hitchens :puke: , Francine Prose, Edmund Morris, James Atlas

From the Miami Bok Fair International, a panel on biography writing with Christopher Hitchens, author of "Thomas Jefferson"; Francine Prose, author of "Caravaggio"; and Edmund Morris, author of "Beethoven." The discussion is moderated by Atlas Books founder James Atlas.

For more on the Miami Book Fair International, visit www.miamibookfair.com .


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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:02 PM
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32. FDR's 12 Apostles: The Spies Who Paved the Way for the Invasion of North Africa
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FDR's 12 Apostles: The Spies Who Paved the Way for the Invasion of North Africa
Hal Vaughan

The author tells the story of 12 men appointed by President Franklin Roosevelt to be vice consuls to North Africa in 1940. These men, who Vaughan describes as amateurs, worked inside the French Vichy government to encourage resistance to Vichy and German rule in North Africa. According to Vaughan, they helped prepare for the 1942 joint British-American invasion of Morocco and Algeria. Shortly after the invasion, the French joined the Allies in North Africa.

Hal W. Vaughan is a former U.S. Foreign Service officer, a documentary film producer, and a journalist who has worked for Voice of America, ABC News, and the New York Daily News. Mr. Vaughan is also the author of "Doctor to the Resistance." He lives in Paris.

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:03 PM
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33. The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges - and Who ...
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The Price of Admission: How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges - and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates
Daniel Golden

Daniel Golden argues that while race-based affirmative action policies have received plenty of media attention in the U.S., preferences for privileged applicants, such as the children of college donors and celebrities, have been largely ignored. He says that students who have benefited from these latter preferences make up one-third of the student body at elite colleges around the country. During this talk, Mr. Golden talks about the kinds of preferences that privileged applicants receive and explains why he thinks these preferences should be abolished. He spoke at the Yale Bookstore in New Haven, Connecticut.

Daniel Golden is deputy bureau chief at the Wall Street Journal's Boston bureau. Mr. Golden was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for his reports on preferences for privileged applicants at elite colleges.

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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:06 PM
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34. with interest on student loans continuing to rise, as tuition goes through the roof...
Soon, ONLY the elite will be able to afford higher education.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:30 PM
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57. I'm pushing my boys toward the trades
I figure plumber, electrician... they will always be needed, and no $$$ down the drain for a AA degree.
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Jeffersons Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:59 PM
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69. my oldest, a young man now, says no matter how high they jack student loans...
He will continue his education right through Law School. Lawyers are perhaps another field that our culture will continue need in the future.
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35. The God Delusion (*)
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The God Delusion
Richard Dawkins

From Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, Richard Dawkins argues that there is no rational or moral reason to believe in God or any other supernatural higher power. He says that because atheists are discriminated against in the United States they tend not to be vocal about their views, even though collectively they could be an influential political and social force. Professor Dawkins also reads selections from his new book, talks about his love for science, and answers questions from the Randolph-Macon audience.

Richard Dawkins is the Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University. He is the author of many books, including "The Selfish Gene," "The Blind Watchmaker," and "Unweaving the Rainbow." For more on Professor Dawkins and his work, visit www.richarddawkins.net .

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com

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36. Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time
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Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time
Karen Armstrong

In Karen Armstrong's biography of the Prophet of Islam she describes Muhammad as a respectful man who lived a decent life. Ms. Armstrong argues that while the Islamic religion is often represented as cruel, inherently violent and intolerant, Muhammad taught tolerance toward Jews and Christians to all of his followers. This event was hosted by the Mosaic Foundation as part of their new lecture series "Re Discovering the Arab World."

Karen Armstrong is the author of numerous books, including "The Great Transformation," "A History of God" and "The Spiral Staircase."

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37. Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time
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Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time
Karen Armstrong

In Karen Armstrong's biography of the Prophet of Islam she describes Muhammad as a respectful man who lived a decent life. Ms. Armstrong argues that while the Islamic religion is often represented as cruel, inherently violent and intolerant, Muhammad taught tolerance toward Jews and Christians to all of his followers. This event was hosted by the Mosaic Foundation as part of their new lecture series "Re Discovering the Arab World."

Karen Armstrong is the author of numerous books, including "The Great Transformation," "A History of God" and "The Spiral Staircase."

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:57 PM
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60. oops
dupe
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:08 PM
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38. The Google Print Project and the Future of the Written Word (*)
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The Google Print Project and the Future of the Written Word
Marvin Kalb, Allan Adler, Paul Aiken, Jonathan Band, Andrew Glass, David Robbins, Sidney Verba

From the National Press Club in Washington, DC, a discussion of Google's Print program, which was annouced by the company in December of 2004 and whose legality is currently being challenged in court. Google is scanning the books of several major libraries (including the New York Public Library and the libraries of Harvard, Standford, and Oxford universities) into the Google database in an effort to make these books searchable on the web, even if the books are currently under copyright protection. Many authors and publishers say that this amounts to theft. The panelists look at the issues surrounding the program and talk about what this might mean for the future of publishing.

Marvin Kalb is a senior fellow at Harvard University's Shorenstein Center. Allan Adler is the Vice President for Legal and Governmental Affairs at the Assoc. of American Publishers. Paul Aiken is the executive director of the Authors Guild. Andrew Glass is the senior editor of the Capitol Leader. David Robbins is a novelist and author of "Souls to Keep." Sidney Verba is a professor at Harvard University. Jonathan Band is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:09 PM
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39. Print on Demand: A Revolution in the Making
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Print on Demand: A Revolution in the Making
Jason Epstein

Jason Epstein talks about the future of print-on-demand books. Mr. Epstein is co-founder of On Demand Books which makes machines that can print up to 20 books per hour (visit ondemandbooks.com for more information). This talk was part of the Fourth Annual International Conference on the Book hosted by Emerson College in Boston (b06.cgpublisher.com).

Longtime book editor and founder of Anchor Books, Jason Epstein is credited with introducing trade paperbacks to the publishing market. He is the creator of the Library of America and co-founder of the New York Review of Books. Mr. Epstein is the author of "Book Business: Publishing Past, Present, and Future."
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:09 PM
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40. Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers
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Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War Powers
James Simon

Law professor James Simon examines the relationship between Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice RogerTaney. At Pickwick Book Shop in Nyack, New York, Mr. Simon discusses his new book and details the backgrounds and beliefs of both men. James Simon explains that even though the former president and Chief Justice Taney, the man who administered the oath of office to Lincoln, disagreed on secession, slavery and the president's wartime authority, they actually had a lot in common and could have worked together under different circumstances.

James Simon is Dean Emeritus and a law professor at New York Law School. He is the author of "What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States."

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:11 PM
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41. Who Really Cares: America's Charity Divide - Who Gives, Who Doesn't, and Why It Matters
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Who Really Cares: America's Charity Divide - Who Gives, Who Doesn't, and Why It Matters
Arthur Brooks

From the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, Arthur Brooks talks about his study which looks at who gives to charities in America. Professor Brooks says that the evidence he collected shows that conservatives are far more likely than liberals to donate their time and money to charitable organizations. (and the other 29 days of the month they suck the lifeblood out of the weaker.)

Arthur Brooks is a professor of public administration at Syracuse University and is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journals editorial page. For more information on Professor Brooks and his work, visit www.arthurbrooks.net .

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:12 PM
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42. 2006 Miami Book Fair: Jonathan Franzen "The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History"
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2006 Miami Book Fair: Jonathan Franzen "The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History"
Watch now - http://www.booktv.org/ram/feature/1206/btv122406_4c.ram

From the Miami Book Fair International, a talk by author Jonathan Franzen about his memoir "The Discomfort Zone." During the event, Mr. Franzen reads a portion of the book describing his efforts to sell the house his mother lived in before she passed away. He also talks about writing novels and the reaction his brothers had to his writing a book about the family. Includes Q&A.

Jonathan Franzen is the author of the novel "The Corrections," which was awarded the 2001 National Book Award. For more on Mr. Franzen and his work, visit www.jonathanfranzen.com .


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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 02:16 PM
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75. kick!
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:14 PM
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43. The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism
Ta-da! History re-written! :eyes:

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The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism
Paul Kengor

Paul Kengor chronicles Ronald Reagan's career-long campaign against communism. "The Crusader" traces the former president's anti-Communist activism back to his days as president of the Screen Actors Guild. The author details Ronald Reagan's role in the fall of communism in a talk at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.

Paul Kengor is a political science professor and director of the Center for Vision and Values at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He is the author of "God and Ronald Reagan" and "God and George W. Bush."

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45. Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption (*)
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Broken: My Story of Addiction and Redemption
William Cope Moyers
Watch now - http://www.booktv.org/ram/publiclives/1006/btv102206_2....

William Cope Moyers recounts his experience as an alcoholic and drug addict. In his memoir, "Broken," he describes his first experiences with marijuana, alcohol, and crack; his multiple relapses; the day his father found him near death in an Atlanta crack house; and his commitment to recovery since 1994. The author is joined by his parents, Judith Moyers and journalist Bill Moyers. This event was hosted by the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, DC.

William Cope Moyers is the External Affairs Vice President of the Hazelden Foundation a nonprofit organization that assists with drug and alcohol rehabilitation. He is a former journalist and writer for the Dallas Times-Herald, Newsday and CNN.

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:16 PM
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46. Gay Talese - A Writer's Life
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A Writer's Life
Gay Talese

In "A Writer's Life" Gay Talese recounts his over 50-year career as a journalist and non-fiction author. At the Strand Book Store, Mr. Talese recounts his years as a copy boy and how he began reporting for The New York Times.

Gay Talese reported for The New York Times from 1956 to 1965. He is the author of "Thy Neighbor's Wife," "Honor Thy Father," "The Gay Talese Reader" and "Unto the Sons." Mr. Talese has written for Esquire, The New Yorker, Harpers Magazine, and other national publications. He is the husband of publisher Nan A. Talese.

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:17 PM
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47. The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality
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The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality
Walter Benn Michaels

Walter Benn Michaels argues that America's love of diversity is widening the gap between rich and poor. In "The Trouble with Diversity" the author argues that diversity offers a false vision of social justice and that affirmative action, diversity training and new corporate codes of conduct contribute to the neglect of America's growing economic divide. This event was hosted by the Cambridge Forum in Massachusetts.

Walter Benn Michaels is an English professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of "Our America" and "The Shape of the Signifier." Mr. Michaels has contributed to The New York Times Magazine and The Boston Globe.


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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:18 PM
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48. The Black Panthers
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The Black Panthers
Stephen Shames, photographer
Watch now - http://www.booktv.org/ram/feature/1206/btv122506_4.ram

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, photographer Stephen Shames delivers a power point presentation and discusses some of the images in his new book at Cooper Union in New York City. Mr. Shames is joined by Bobby Seale, co-founder of the Black Panther Party, Leslie Johnson-Seale, wife of Bobby Seale and former member of the party, and Charles Jones, founding chair of the African American Studies Department at Georgia State University.

Stephen Shames created the photo essays "Outside the Dream" and "Pursuing the Dream." He founded the Outside the Dream Foundation to educate AIDS orphans, street kids, and vulnerable children in Uganda and India in 2002. Mr. Shames' photographs are in the permanent collections of the International Center of Photography, the National Portrait Gallery, the Museum of Photographic Arts, The University of Californias Bancroft Library, the San Jose Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:19 PM
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49. Inside the New York Times Book Review--Editor Sam Tanenhaus and Staff
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Inside the New York Times Book Review--Editor Sam Tanenhaus and Staff
Watch now - http://www.booktv.org/ram/feature/1206/btv121706_4.ram

During this hour-long program, Book TV chronicles--step by step--the creation of the October 29 issue, going on a guided tour of the review's offices with editor Sam Tanenhaus. Book TV examines how the section is assembled while talking to key preview (or assignment) editors and book review staff to learn about the criteria and decision-making process for choosing books and reviewers, the development of graphics, headlines and pull quotes, copy editing and other visual elements that go into the production of the weekly section. Among the NYTBR staff who speak with Book TV about their responsibilities are Dwight Garner, Senior Editor, Barry Gewen, Preview Editor (who specializes in non-fiction politics and history), Steve Coates, Chief Copy Editor, Elsa Dixler, Letters Page Editor, Ihsan Taylor, Paperback Row columnist, Jude Biersdorfer, Production Editor.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:20 PM
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50. Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany
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Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought the Air War Against Nazi Germany
Donald Miller

Historian Donald Miller discusses the sacrifices of American airmen serving in Europe during WWII. In his talk, given at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum in Poole, Georgia, Mr. Miller notes that by D-Day in June of 1944, over 10,000 U.S. airmen had been killed during bombing missions. Donald Miller discusses the effectiveness of the bombing, the techniques used, the extremely harsh conditions inside the bombers, and the decisions regarding bombing targets. Much of the author's research was done at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum.

Donald Miller is the author of eight books including "D-Days in the Pacific", "The Story of World War II: Revised, (expanded, and updated from the original text by Henry Steele Commanger)", and "City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America." Donald L. Miller is MacCracken Professor of History at Lafeyette College in Easton, Pennsylvania.

Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:21 PM
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51. 2006 Miami Book Fair: Lawrence Wright "The Looming Tower"
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2006 Miami Book Fair: Lawrence Wright "The Looming Tower"

From the Miami Book Fair International, an interview with Lawrence Wright, author of "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11."

Lawrence Wright is a staff writer for the New Yorker. For more information on his work, visit www.lawrencewright.com .


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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:22 PM
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52. Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights
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Torture Taxi: On the Trail of the CIA's Rendition Flights
Trevor Paglen and A.C. Thompson

Trevor Paglen and A.C. Thompson talk about the CIA's practice of sending suspected terrorists to countries where, the authors argue, they are kept in secret prisons and subjected to torture. They explain how the CIA uses front companies to hide the real purpose of these rendition flights and discuss how they investigated the story. This event was hosted by City Lights bookstore in San Francisco.

Trevor Paglen, who is working on his PhD (Dept. of Geography, UC-Berkeley), is the author of the two-volume "Secret Bases, Secret Wars" (www.paglen.com ). A.C. Thompson is a staff writer at S.F. Weekly.

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:23 PM
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53. Stonewall Jackson: The Black Man's Friend
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Stonewall Jackson: The Black Man's Friend
Richard Williams, Jr.

Richard Williams, Jr. tells the story of Civil War general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's religious life. Jackson became a Christian during his childhood in Jackson's Mill, West Virginia, largely due to the influence of the family's slaves. As an adult he founded the "Colored Sabbath School" in Lexington, Virginia, while on the faculty of the Virginia Military Institute. He taught Sunday school classes at the Sabbath School to both slaves and free blacks, in defiance of local laws and social conventions.

Richard Williams, Jr. is the author of "The Maxims of Robert E. Lee for Young Gentlemen." He his a regular contributor to the Civil War column of the Washington Times.
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:24 PM
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54. Lincoln's Other White House
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Lincoln's Other White House
Elizabeth Smith Brownstein

In this talk recorded at Stanley Chapel on the grounds of the Old Soldier's Home in Washington, DC. Elizabeth Smith Brownstein discusses the "Lincoln Cottage." Located three miles north of the White House, Lincoln and his famliy spent 13 months of his presidency at the 14 room "cottage" in order to escape the heat, disease, and crowds of the Executive Mansion. The cottage was declared a national monument in 2000 and is being restored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This program contains many photographs of the people and places mentioned.

Elizabeth Smith Brownstein is a writer and producer of cultural documentaries and public affairs programs. She is also the author of "If This House Could Talk: Historic Homes, Extraordinary Americans."

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:24 PM
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55. Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack
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Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack
Tom Nagorski

Tom Nagorski chronicles the stories of survivors of the 1940 U-Boat attack in which a German submarine torpedoed a British passenger liner. He recounts the stories of the survivors, most of whom were children who were venturing to other countries for a better life during wartime.

Tom Nagorski is an award winning producer for ABC World News Tonight. Mr. Nargorski has won six Emmys, an Overseas Press Club award and a duPont Award for excellence in international coverage. Mr. Nagorski lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Publisher: HYPERION BOOKS 77 W. 66th Street New York, NY 10023

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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:25 PM
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56. Econospinning: How to Read Between the Lines When the Media Manipulate the Numbers
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Econospinning: How to Read Between the Lines When the Media Manipulate the Numbers
Gene Epstein

Journalist Gene Epstein discusses his new book, "Econospinning," at a New York City Barnes & Noble. In his talk, Mr. Epstein makes the point that his fellow journalists frequently misrepresent or misinterpret economic data -- shaping data to fit a preexisting story rather than shaping their story around the data. Mr. Epstein says this behavior is driven by laziness and the desire to tell a compelling story, rather than by ideology. Among the journalists he critcizes are Lou Dobbs, Paul Krugman, and Steven Levitt.

Gene Epstein is the Economics Editor of Barron's and writes the column "Economic Beat." He was previously a senior economist at the New York Stock Exchange and has taught economics at St. John's University and the City University of New York.
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NCarolinawoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:51 PM
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59. I am interested in several of these presentations.
Thank you so much for posting this!

(not a big football fan here) :)
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:41 PM
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61. YOU ARE VIEWING THE UNIVERSE'S #1 RECOMMENDED THREAD!
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Paul Fussell at the humanities festival!

"On November 11 1944, Paul Fussell woke up surrounded by corpses. Drafted into the American infantry 18 months before, he had been in France just a few weeks and this was his first night in the line. "Until that moment," he writes in his memoir Doing Battle (1996), "the only dead people I'd seen had been Mother's parents." But now, in the forest where he had been ordered to rest after a botched attack, there were "dozens of German boys in greenish grey uniforms, killed a day or two before by the company we were replacing. If darkness had mercifully hidden them from us, dawn disclosed them with staring open eyes and greenish white faces."

And, he's ALSO very, very funny. Read his book "Class: A Guide Through the American Status System."
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 11:18 AM
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68. ...
:blush:


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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 07:56 PM
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73. There you are baby! C'mere and gimme a smoocher...
Happy New year if I don't see you again.

Thanks for another year of BookTV threads. :loveya:
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-31-06 03:28 AM
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74. ...

Happy New Year!

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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 11:52 PM
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62. This thread needs ONE more recommendation!
Some folks only have time to go over the "greatest" page.

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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:02 AM
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63. Happy to give this thread recommendation #5
thanks for all the great work and faithful diligence VLR

Viva yourself!
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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 01:04 AM
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65. Viva ME!
:rofl:


That's so cool... Thanks! :)
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 12:46 AM
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64. Kick(nt)
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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 02:18 AM
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66. Book tv is one of my favorite vewings on the weekend. thanks
I love book tv. My pocketbook doesn't I end up writing down and then looking up all the books.
But, for a bookaholic, it's heaven to watch.
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-30-06 03:12 AM
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67. Kick(nt)
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-01-07 05:38 AM
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77. First kick in 2007!
Dang, I missed Fussel. Messed up the taping.
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