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Coming Up on Book TV

"Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting"
John Shiffman

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd at 9:45am (ET)

"Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting"
"Gnarr!: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World"
Jon Gnarr

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd at 1:30pm (ET)

"Gnarr!: How I Became the Mayor of a Large City in Iceland and Changed the World"
"The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East"
Juan Cole

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th at 2pm (ET)

"The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East"

Archived Programs

Programs shown in this archive cover the past year. To search for programs in earlier years, please use the search functionality above.

"Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story"
Jack Devine

Last aired: August 17, 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"
"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"
Interview with State Department Historians Stephen Randolph and Kathleen Rasmussen
Stephen Randolph; Kathleen Rasmussen (ed.)

Last aired: December 1, 2013

Interview with State Department Historians Stephen Randolph and Kathleen Rasmussen
"Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America"
Ilan Berman

Last aired: November 11, 2013

"Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America"
"The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty"
Nina Munk

Last aired: November 10, 2013

"The Idealist: Jeffrey Sachs and the Quest to End Poverty"
"Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla"
David Kilcullen

Last aired: November 9, 2013

"Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla"
"Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God"
Matthew Levitt

Last aired: October 14, 2013

"Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon's Party of God"
"The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism"
Daniel Jonah Goldhagen

Last aired: October 14, 2013

"The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Antisemitism"
"Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America"
Alvaro Vargas Llosa

Last aired: September 22, 2013

"Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America"
"The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South"
Vijay Prashad

Last aired: September 16, 2013

"The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South"
"Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity"
Samuel Tadros

Last aired: September 14, 2013

"Motherland Lost: The Egyptian and Coptic Quest for Modernity"
Books on Syria & Middle East Issues
Various Authors

Last aired: September 8, 2013

Books on Syria & Middle East Issues
"World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements"
John Hunter

Last aired: September 7, 2013

"World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements"
"And the Mountains Echoed"
Khaled Hosseini

Last aired: September 2, 2013

"And the Mountains Echoed"
"Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad"
David Lesch

Last aired: August 31, 2013

"Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad"

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

Book TV at UCLA: Jorja Leap, "Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me about Violence, Drugs, Love, and Redemption"
Jorja Leap

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 19 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Tim Groseclose, "Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind"
Tim Groseclose

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 1:20pm (ET)
Approx. 19 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Lynn Vavreck, "The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election"
Lynn Vavreck

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 1:40pm (ET)
Approx. 21 min.
2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit: Hans von Spakovsky, "Obama's Enforcer"
Hans von Spakovsky

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 28 min.
"Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front"
Mark Lee Greenblatt

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream"
Eric Liu

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity"
Charles Lewis

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea"
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
"Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War"
Helen Thorpe

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 49 min.
"Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies"
Lawrence Goldstone

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
2014 Roosevelt Reading Festival: James Tobin, "The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency"
James Tobin

Next air time: Monday, August 25th, at 2am (ET)
Approx. 56 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, August 23rd

8am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
"Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice"
Sidney Powell
4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union"
Serhii Plokhy
6pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
Encore Booknotes: "Buddha's Child: My Fight to Save Vietnam"
Nguyen Cao Ky
8pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front"
Mark Lee Greenblatt
11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris

Sunday, August 24th

2:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"What We Won: America's Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979–89"
Bruce Riedel
5am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 16 min.
"How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class"
John Hope Bryant
4pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris
5:30pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger"
Stephen Grant
6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity"
Charles Lewis
7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
"The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea"
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
10pm (ET)
Approx. 49 min.
"Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War"
Helen Thorpe

Monday, August 25th

7am (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776"
Claudio Saunt

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, and Ron Paul are this year's past guests so far.

Sep 7 Mary Frances Berry  www.maryfrancesberry.com
Oct 5  Joan Biskupic www.joanbiskupic.com

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:

August 21   Los Angeles: Four Seasons Hotel     Kenneth Timmerman, Dark Forces

August 30   Washington, DC:  Convention Center     National Book Festival (LIVE)

 

 FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Book TV covers many book festivals each year, many of them LIVE.  In 2014, our festival coverage will include book festivals in Tucson, Los Angeles, Chicago, Charlottesville, New York, Freedom Fest in Vegas, Brooklyn, the Roosevelt Reading Festival in Hyde Park, NY, Harlem Book Festival, the Texas Book Festival and Miami Book Fair International in November.  You can watch those we've already covered online.  Find them using the "Search" button in the upper lefthand corner of this homepage.

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