19,020Oct 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 ...
9,051Oct 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 ...
8,456Jul 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 ...
8,009Mar 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 ...
7,999Oct 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 ...
6,653Aug 30, 1995
Book Discussion on Virtually Normal
Mr. Sullivan talked about his recently published book, Virtually Normal: An Argument about Homosexuality, published by Alfred A. Knopf. It focuses on the debate over the ...
6,315Jul 10, 1992
Book Discussion on Technopoly
Neil Postman, author of Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology published by Alfred A. Knopf Publishers, spoke on the theme of his book which noted the dependence of Americans on ...
6,001Feb 21, 1995
Book Discussion on Lies My Teacher Told Me
Professor Loewen described how his recent book, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, published by The New Press, resulted from two years of research ...
5,783Sep 1, 1993
Book Discussion on For the Sake of Argument
Mr. Hitchens discussed the recent publication of his book, For the Sake of Argument, which is a compendium of articles that he has written. He stated that the purpose of this book ...
5,493Nov 17, 1997
Book Discussion on The Rape of Nanking
Ms. Chang talked about her book, The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II, published by Basic Books. The book documents the atrocities visited upon the people of ...
5,036Aug 8, 2003
Book Discussion on The Devil in the White City
Mr. Larson talked about his book, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America published by Crown.
4,888Oct 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 ...
4,839Oct 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 ...
4,768May 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 ...
4,555Aug 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 ...
4,420Nov 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 ...
4,228May 2, 2004
Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, Part 1
Mr. Montefiore talked about his book, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, published by Knopf. In the book, the author examines the life and dictatorship of Joseph Stalin, from his ...
4,011Dec 20, 1989
Book Discussion on Doublespeak
William Lutz, professor of English at Rutgers University, discusses his most recent book Double-Speak: The Use of Language to Deceive You. A unique analysis of American English, examples of ...
3,946Sep 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 ...
3,893Dec 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 ...
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