Biographies

About Biographies

Book TV regularly covers author talks on biographies of prominent and historical figures. These can be searched by author name or subject and viewed here.  IN this category, you will also find autobiographies.

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Coming Up on Book TV

"Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine"
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Next air time: Saturday, October 4th at 7pm (ET)

Archived Programs

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

"Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer"
Charles Marsh

Last aired: September 15, 2014

"Strange Glory: A Life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer"
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris

Last aired: September 2, 2014

"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Interview with Hillary Clinton, "Hard Choices"
Hillary Clinton

Last aired: September 2, 2014

Interview with Hillary Clinton, "Hard Choices"
"Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space"
Lynn Sherr

Last aired: August 18, 2014

"Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space"
"On My Watch - Leadership, Innovation, and Personal Resilience"
Martha Johnson

Last aired: July 26, 2014

"On My Watch - Leadership, Innovation, and Personal Resilience"
"Upton Sinclair: California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual"
Lauren Coodley

Last aired: June 30, 2014

"Upton Sinclair: California Socialist, Celebrity Intellectual"
"I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir"
James Webb

Last aired: June 30, 2014

"I Heard My Country Calling: A Memoir"
"Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity"
Kwame Anthony Appiah

Last aired: June 22, 2014

"Lines of Descent: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of Identity"
"Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike"
Jared Orsi

Last aired: May 11, 2014

"Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike"
"Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist"
Robert Miraldi

Last aired: March 24, 2014

"Seymour Hersh: Scoop Artist"
"HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton"
Jonathan Allen; Amie Parnes

Last aired: March 22, 2014

"HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton"
"I Am Amelia Earhart" and "I Am Abraham Lincoln"
Brad Meltzer

Last aired: March 16, 2014

"I Am Amelia Earhart" and "I Am Abraham Lincoln"
"Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation"
Cokie Roberts

Last aired: March 8, 2014

"Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation"
"HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton"
Jonathan Allen; Amie Parnes

Last aired: February 23, 2014

"HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton"
"Willard Garvey: An Epic Life"
Maura McEnaney

Last aired: January 1, 2014

"Willard Garvey: An Epic Life"
"My Beloved World"
Sonia Sotomayor

Last aired: December 28, 2013

"My Beloved World"
"American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell"
Deborah Solomon

Last aired: December 15, 2013

"American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell"
"Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu"
Monique Demery

Last aired: November 30, 2013

"Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Vietnam's Madame Nhu"
15th Anniversary of BookTV from 2009: "The Reagan I Knew"
Brent Bozell; Richard Brookhiser; William F. Buckley; Rich Lowry

Last aired: November 17, 2013

15th Anniversary of BookTV from 2009: "The Reagan I Knew"
"The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard"
Stephen Jimenez

Last aired: October 15, 2013

"The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard"
"Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation"
Robert Wilson

Last aired: October 13, 2013

"Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation"

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

LIVE In Depth: Joan Biskupic
Next air time: Sunday, October 5th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
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BookTV in Boulder, Colorado
BookTV in Boulder, Colorado

Next air time: Saturday, October 4th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
"Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine"
Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Next air time: Saturday, October 4th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David"
Lawrence Wright

Next air time: Saturday, October 4th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 7 min.
"When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944"
Ronald Rosbottom

Next air time: Saturday, October 4th, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 54 min.
"Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with al-Qaeda"
Daniel Green; Brig. Gen. William Mullen III (USMC)

Next air time: Sunday, October 5th, at 12am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Economics: The User's Guide"
Ha-Joon Chang

Next air time: Sunday, October 5th, at 4pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 45 min.
"Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail"
Richard Chambers

Next air time: Sunday, October 5th, at 5:45pm (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"When Money Speaks: The McCutcheon Decision, Campaign Finance Laws, and the First Amendment"
Ronald Collins

Next air time: Sunday, October 5th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 11 min.
"World Order"
Henry Kissinger

Next air time: Sunday, October 5th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security"
Ann Hagedorn

Next air time: Sunday, October 5th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, October 4th

8am (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community"
Sister Simone Campbell
9am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
"Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left"
David Horowitz
12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
BookTV in Boulder, Colorado
BookTV in Boulder, Colorado
2:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 47 min.
"Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies"
Nick Bostrom
4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 24 min.
"Agent Storm: My Life Inside al Qaeda and the CIA"
Paul Cruickshank; Tim Lister; Morten Storm
6pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
Encore Booknotes: Diana Preston, "Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy"
Diana Preston
7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 7 min.
"Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David"
Lawrence Wright

Sunday, October 5th

12am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Fallujah Redux: The Anbar Awakening and the Struggle with al-Qaeda"
Daniel Green; Brig. Gen. William Mullen III (USMC)
2am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 27 min.
"Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and 'Enemies of the State'"
Stephen Halbrook
3:30am (ET)
Approx. 49 min.
2014 Brooklyn Book Festival - Panel: Nelson Mandela
Charlayne Hunter-Gault; Sean Jacobs; Danny Schechter; Alan Wieder
7:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 20 min.
"Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust"
Darrell West
9:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
BookTV in Boulder, Colorado
BookTV in Boulder, Colorado
4pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 45 min.
"Economics: The User's Guide"
Ha-Joon Chang
5:45pm (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail"
Richard Chambers
10pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"World Order"
Henry Kissinger
11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security"
Ann Hagedorn

Monday, October 6th

12am (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
In Depth: Joan Biskupic
4am (ET)
Approx. 51 min.
"Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi"
Kenneth Timmerman
7am (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail"
Richard Chambers

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, and Mary Frances Berry are this year's past guests so far.

Oct 5  Joan Biskupic www.joanbiskupic.com  @joanbiskupic
Nov 2  Michael Korda
Dec 7  Arthur Brooks  www.aei.org
Jan 4, 2015  Tavis Smiley www.tavistalks.com  @tavissmiley

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:

10/1/14     Simi Valley, CA: Reagan Library, Peter Thiel, Zero to One 

10/2/14     NYC: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Steven Pinker, A Sense of Style

10/4/14     Bellingham, WA: Village Books, Peter Laufer, Organic

10/6/14     NYC: Raw Space, Cora Daniels, Impolite Conversations

10/7/14     Saratoga Springs, NY: Northshire Bookstore, Jack Kelly, Band of Giants

10/8/14     Mountain View, CA: Computer History Museum, Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg, How Google Works 

10/8/14     Wilmington, DE: University & Whist Club, Paolucci Book Award

10/8/14     Portland, OR: Powell's Books, Steven Johnson, How We Got to Now

10/8/14     NYC: New York Historical Society, Nick Bunker, An Empire on the Edge 

10/10/14    Nashville: Southern Festival of Books

10/11/14    Palo Alto, CA: Peninsula Peace and Justice Center, Reese Elrich, Inside Syria

10/12/14   Scotsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Bookstore, Barrett Tillman, The Forgotten Fifteenth

10/13/14    Atlanta: Carter Library, Bob Herbert, Losing Our Way

10/13/14    Cambridge, MA: Harvard Book Store, Francis Fukuyama, Political Order and Political Decay

10/14/14    Mountain View, CA: Computer History Museum, Walter Isaacson, The Innovators

10/14/14    San Francisco: Commonwealth Club, John Lanchester, How to Speak Money

10/15/14    Haverford, PA: The Quadrangle, Joseph Hoeffel, The Iraq Lie

10/15/14    Cranberry Township, PA: Barnes & Noble, Tom McMillan, Flight 93

10/16/14    Madison, WI: Central Library, Jordan Ellenberg, How Not to be Wrong 

10/17/14    Madison, WI: Central Library, Gail Sheehy, Daring

10/17/14    Napa, CA: Copperfield's Books, Stephen Seager, Behind the Gates of Gomorrah

10/21/14    NYC: New York Historical Society, Richard Brookhiser, Founder's Son

10/21/14    Palo Alto, CA: Hoover Institution, Russ Roberts, How Adam Smith Can Change Your Life

10/22/14    NYC: The New School, Laura Auricchio, The Marquis

10/25/14    Boston Book Festival

10/26/14    San Francisco: SF Jazz Center, American Book Awards

10/27/14    Boston: JFK Library, Richard Norton Smith, On His Own Terms

 

 

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.