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"The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins"
Robert Baer

Next air time: Monday, December 22nd at 5:45am (ET)

"The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins"
"Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy"
Christopher Hill

Next air time: Saturday, December 27th at 7pm (ET)

"The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp"
Marin Katusa

Next air time: Sunday, December 28th at 5am (ET)

"The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped from America's Grasp"
Rory Fanning, "Worth Fighting For" & Anand Gopal, "No Good Men Among the Living"
Rory Fanning; Anand Gopal

Next air time: Sunday, December 28th at 10:45pm (ET)

Archived Programs

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"A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity"
Nicholas Kristof

Last aired: December 14, 2014

"A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity"
"National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear"
David Rothkopf

Last aired: December 14, 2014

"National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear"
"The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins"
Robert Baer

Last aired: December 6, 2014

"The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins"
"My Story"
Julia Gillard

Last aired: November 30, 2014

"My Story"
"World Order"
Henry Kissinger

Last aired: November 29, 2014

"World Order"
"Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism"
Louise Shelley

Last aired: November 22, 2014

"Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism"
"Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?"
Karen Dawisha

Last aired: November 2, 2014

"Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?"
2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on Modern Conflicts
Michael Newton; Lien-Hang Nguyen; Ganesh Sitaraman

Last aired: November 2, 2014

2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on Modern Conflicts
"Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present"
Christian Sahner

Last aired: November 1, 2014

"Among the Ruins: Syria Past and Present"
"Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA"
Paul Cruickshank; Tim Lister; Morten Storm

Last aired: October 18, 2014

"Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA"
"Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi"
Kenneth Timmerman

Last aired: October 6, 2014

"Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi"
"Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with al-Qaeda"
Daniel Green; Brig. Gen. William Mullen III (USMC)

Last aired: October 5, 2014

"Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with al-Qaeda"
"Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story"
Jack Devine

Last aired: September 20, 2014

"Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story"
"Old Wine, Broken Bottle: Ari Shavit's Promised Land"
Norman Finkelstein

Last aired: August 17, 2014

"Old Wine, Broken Bottle: Ari Shavit's Promised Land"
"The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames"
Kai Bird

Last aired: August 10, 2014

"The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames"
"The Director" and "Blowback"
David Ignatius; Valerie Plame

Last aired: August 3, 2014

"The Director" and "Blowback"
"Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel"
Joshua Muravchik

Last aired: August 3, 2014

"Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel"
"To Make and Keep Peace Among Ourselves and with All Nations"
Angelo Codevilla

Last aired: July 19, 2014

"To Make and Keep Peace Among Ourselves and with All Nations"
"Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster"
Edwin Lyman

Last aired: July 14, 2014

"Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster"
"Warlords, Strongman Governors, and the State in Afghanistan"
Dipali Mukhopadhyay

Last aired: July 6, 2014

"Warlords, Strongman Governors, and the State in Afghanistan"
"The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran"
Sigrid Fry-Revere

Last aired: June 22, 2014

"The Kidney Sellers: A Journey of Discovery in Iran"
"Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World"
Larry Diamond; Marc Plattner

Last aired: June 22, 2014

"Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World"
"A Time to Attack: The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat"
Matthew Kroenig

Last aired: June 21, 2014

"A Time to Attack: The Looming Iranian Nuclear Threat"
Books on Afghanistan
Multiple Authors

Last aired: June 9, 2014

Books on Afghanistan
"Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama"
Stephen Sestanovich

Last aired: May 31, 2014

"Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama"
"Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il"
Michael Malice

Last aired: May 25, 2014

"Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il"
"A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power"
Jimmy Carter

Last aired: May 11, 2014

"A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power"
"A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran"
Shane Bauer; Joshua Fattal; Sarah Shourd

Last aired: May 4, 2014

"A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran"
Books on Russia
Multiple Authors

Last aired: April 27, 2014

Books on Russia
"Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot"
Masha Gessen

Last aired: April 20, 2014

"Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot"
"An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir"
Phyllis Chesler

Last aired: March 22, 2014

"An American Bride in Kabul: A Memoir"
"The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism"
Marwan Muasher

Last aired: March 10, 2014

"The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism"
"Radiance of Tomorrow"
Ishmael Beah

Last aired: March 2, 2014

"Radiance of Tomorrow"
"The Syria Dilemma"
Nader Hashemi; Danny Postel

Last aired: March 2, 2014

"The Syria Dilemma"
"By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World"
Elizabeth Economy; Michael Levi

Last aired: February 17, 2014

"By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World"
Author James Bamford on NSA Spying and Edward Snowden
James Bamford

Last aired: February 8, 2014

Author James Bamford on NSA Spying and Edward Snowden
"Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late"
Joseph Cirincione

Last aired: February 2, 2014

"Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late"
"Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel"
Max Blumenthal

Last aired: February 1, 2014

"Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel"
"The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy"
Erick Stakelbeck

Last aired: January 26, 2014

"The Brotherhood: America's Next Great Enemy"
"Qatar: Small State, Big Politics"
Mehran Kamrava

Last aired: January 13, 2014

"Qatar: Small State, Big Politics"
"Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes"
Michael Rubin

Last aired: January 13, 2014

"Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes"
"I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban"
Malala Yousafzai - 2014 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE WINNER

Last aired: December 31, 2013

"I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban"
"Customary International Law in Times of Fundamental Change"
Michael Scharf

Last aired: December 30, 2013

"Customary International Law in Times of Fundamental Change"
"Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid"
Jessica Alexander

Last aired: December 25, 2013

"Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid"

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"Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
Bob Herbert

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"Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence"
Jack Kelly

Next air time: Saturday, December 20th, at 9pm (ET)
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Conference on James Burnham's "Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism"
Multiple Panelists

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"Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations"
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"Citizens of the Green Room: Profiles in Courage and Self-Delusion"
Mark Leibovich

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"Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media: The First Amendment and National Security"
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7pm (ET)
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"Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
Bob Herbert

Sunday, December 21st

12am (ET)
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"Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future"
Peter Thiel
12:30am (ET)
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"Leo Strauss: Man of Peace"
Robert Howse
2am (ET)
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2014 Miami Book Fair: Cornel West, "Black Prophetic Fire"
Cornel West
3:45am (ET)
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"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels
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"Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?"
Guy Consolmagno
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"Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal"
Tom Shroder
8:30am (ET)
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"The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero"
James Robbins
9:45am (ET)
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10:45am (ET)
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"Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations"
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11pm (ET)
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"Houses of Civil War America"
Hugh Howard

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"Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools"
Joel Klein
4:45am (ET)
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"#Newsfail"
Allison Kilkenny; Jamie Kilstein
5:45am (ET)
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"The Perfect Kill: 21 Laws for Assassins"
Robert Baer

Upcoming Programs

IN DEPTH

In Depth is Book TV's monthly interview/call-in program with an author featuring his or her body of work.  It's LIVE on the first Sunday of every month.    Mark Levin, Bonnie Morris, Peniel Joseph, Bing West, Luis Rodriguez, Amity Shlaes, Reza Aslan, Ron Paul, Mary Frances Berry, Joan Biskupic, Michael Korda and AEI President Arthur Brooks were our 2014 guests.

Jan 4, 2015  Tavis Smiley www.tavistalks.com  @tavissmiley
Feb 1, 2015  Walter Isaacson  www.aspeninstitute.org @walterisaacson

You can watch all past In Depths online by using the "Search" function in the upper left hand corner of this website.

EVENT COVERAGE

Here are some events that Book TV will be covering in the coming weeks:

12/9/14:   NYC, New America Foundation: Janine Wedel, Unaccountable; Zephyr Teachout, Corruption in America; Lawrence Lessig,    Republic, Lost

12/10/14  NYC, Macaulay Honors College, Jenny Nordberg, The Underground Girls of Kabul & Suki Kim, Without You, There Is No Us

12/11/14   Philadelphia, Gershman YMCA, Matthew Chistopher, Abandoned America

12/15/14   Philadelphia, National Constitution Center, Bill of Rights Day Book Festival

 

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For a complete list of upcoming book festivals, click on the BOOK FAIRS tab at the top of the page.