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"Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel"
Joshua Muravchik

Last aired: July 26, 2014

"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"
"The Director" and "Blowback"
David Ignatius; Valerie Plame

Last aired: July 19, 2014

"The Director" and "Blowback"
"Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster"
Edwin Lyman

Last aired: July 14, 2014

"Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster"
"The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames"
Kai Bird

Last aired: July 13, 2014

"The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames"
"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 Pepperdine University: Angela Hawken, "Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know"
Angela Hawken

Next air time: Monday, July 28th, at 1am (ET)
Approx. 23 min.

Also Airing...

Monday, July 28th

2am (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"The Road to Global Prosperity"
Michael Mandelbaum
6am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 19 min.
"The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap"
Matt Taibbi

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, and Reza Aslan are this year's past guests so far.

Aug 3 Ron Paul  www.ronpaulchannel.com
Sep 7 Mary Frances Berry  www.maryfrancesberry.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:

July 22: DC, Heritage Foundation                                  Joshua Muravchik, Making David Into Goliath
July 22: NYC, Roosevelt House                                     Sylvia Jukes Morris, Price of Fame
July 22: Ann Arbor, MI, Nicola's Books                         Juan Cole, The New Arabs
July 23:  NYC, Bryant Park Reading Series                  Michael Wolraich, Unreasonable Men
July 23:  Birmingham, AL, Alabama Theatre                  Marja Mills, The Mockingbird Next Door
July 24:  Mountain View, CA, Computer History Museum  Michael Malone, The Intel Trinity
July 24:  Oakland, CA, Independent Institute               Stephen Holbrook, Gun Control in the Third Reich
July 26:  Brooklyn, NY, Sistas' Place                              Gerald Horne, The Counter-Revolution of 1776 & Race to Revolution
July 31:  Southampton, NY, Rogers Memorial Library  Lawrence Goldstone, Birdmen 

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.