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"13 Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War"
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

Next air time: Sunday, December 28th at 4pm (ET)

"13 Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War"
"Navy Crazy"
Michael Aaron Rockland

Next air time: Monday, December 29th at 5:30am (ET)

"Navy Crazy"

Archived Programs

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"Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice"
John Nagl

Last aired: December 20, 2014

"Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice"
"@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex"
Shane Harris

Last aired: December 20, 2014

"@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex"
"The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War"
Yochi Dreazen

Last aired: December 7, 2014

"The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War"
"Navy Crazy"
Michael Aaron Rockland

Last aired: December 6, 2014

"Navy Crazy"
"13 Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War"
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

Last aired: December 1, 2014

"13 Soldiers: A Personal History of Americans at War"
"War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love"
Rebecca Frankel

Last aired: November 28, 2014

"War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love"
"The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security"
Ann Hagedorn

Last aired: November 3, 2014

"The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security"
2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on War and Its Aftermath
Kenneth MacLeish; Jennifer Percy; Kayla Williams

Last aired: November 1, 2014

2014 Southern Festival of Books: Panel on War and Its Aftermath
"Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution"
Richard Whittle

Last aired: October 26, 2014

"Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution"
"War of the Whales"
Joshua Horwitz

Last aired: September 28, 2014

"War of the Whales"
"Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front"
Mark Lee Greenblatt

Last aired: September 28, 2014

"Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front"
"Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War"
Helen Thorpe

Last aired: September 15, 2014

"Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War"
"Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years"
Ron Capps

Last aired: July 19, 2014

"Seriously Not All Right: Five Wars in Ten Years"
"The Harlem Hellfighters"
Max Brooks

Last aired: May 26, 2014

"The Harlem Hellfighters"
"Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the U.S. Air Force"
Bill Yenne

Last aired: February 23, 2014

"Hap Arnold: The General Who Invented the U.S. Air Force"
"Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War"
Robert Gates

Last aired: February 8, 2014

"Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War"
"Margaret Thatcher on Leadership: Lessons for American Conservatives Today"
Nile Gardiner; Stephen Thompson

Last aired: January 12, 2014

"Margaret Thatcher on Leadership: Lessons for American Conservatives Today"
Panel on How the Wounded Come Back from War with Ann Jones and Andrew Bacevich
Andrew Bacevich; Ann Jones

Last aired: January 12, 2014

Panel on How the Wounded Come Back from War with Ann Jones and Andrew Bacevich
"Vietnam: The Real War - A Photographic History by the Associated Press"
Santiago Lyon, et al.

Last aired: January 1, 2014

"Vietnam: The Real War - A Photographic History by the Associated Press"

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Highlights

BookTV Visits Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
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Next air time: Saturday, December 20th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
"Red State: An Insider's Story of How the GOP Came to Dominate Texas Politics"
Wayne Thorburn

Next air time: Saturday, December 20th, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
Bob Herbert

Next air time: Saturday, December 20th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence"
Jack Kelly

Next air time: Saturday, December 20th, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
Conference on James Burnham's "Suicide of the West: An Essay on the Meaning and Destiny of Liberalism"
Multiple Panelists

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 3pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr. 20 min.
"Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations"
Brandon Garrett

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 25 min.
"Citizens of the Green Room: Profiles in Courage and Self-Delusion"
Mark Leibovich

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Houses of Civil War America"
Hugh Howard

Next air time: Sunday, December 21st, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.

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Saturday, December 20th

12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
BookTV Visits Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
BookTV in Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
1:30pm (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"William Wells Brown: An African American Life"
Ezra Greenspan
2:20pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
"Whistleblowers, Leaks and the Media: The First Amendment and National Security"
Tim McNulty; Paul Rosenzweig; Ellen Shearer
7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America"
Bob Herbert

Sunday, December 21st

12am (ET)
Approx. 28 min.
"Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future"
Peter Thiel
12:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 27 min.
"Leo Strauss: Man of Peace"
Robert Howse
2am (ET)
Approx. 41 min.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Cornel West, "Black Prophetic Fire"
Cornel West
3:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 3 min.
"Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion"
Cora Daniels
6am (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?"
Guy Consolmagno
7am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 23 min.
"Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal"
Tom Shroder
8:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
"The Real Custer: From Boy General to Tragic Hero"
James Robbins
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
2014 Miami Book Fair: Panel on Books & E-Commerce
Andrew Albanese; Franklin Foer; Christopher Kenneally; Astra Taylor; Oren Teicher
10:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
BookTV Visits Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
BookTV in Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana
7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 25 min.
"Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations"
Brandon Garrett
11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Houses of Civil War America"
Hugh Howard

Monday, December 22nd

4am (ET)
Approx. 43 min.
"Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools"
Joel Klein
4:45am (ET)
Approx. 50 min.
"#Newsfail"
Allison Kilkenny; Jamie Kilstein
5:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
"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

 

FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Book TV covers many book festivals each year, many of them LIVE.  In 2014, our festival coverage includes 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.