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

"On My Watch - Leadership, Innovation, and Personal Resilience"
Martha Johnson

Next air time: Saturday, July 26th at 2:30pm (ET)

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

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th at 1:30am (ET)

"Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space"

Archived Programs

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

Interview with Hillary Clinton, "Hard Choices"
Hillary Clinton

Last aired: July 19, 2014

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

Last aired: July 13, 2014

"Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space"
"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"
"Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia"
John Muller

Last aired: September 21, 2013

"Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia"
"Hope After Faith: An Ex-Pastor's Journey From Belief to Atheism"
Jerry DeWitt

Last aired: September 9, 2013

"Hope After Faith: An Ex-Pastor's Journey From Belief to Atheism"
"Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center"
Ray Monk

Last aired: September 2, 2013

"Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center"
"Chinese Girl in the Ghetto"
Ying Ma

Last aired: August 31, 2013

"Chinese Girl in the Ghetto"
"Hammarskjold: A Life"
Roger Lipsey

Last aired: July 27, 2013

"Hammarskjold: A Life"

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

Book TV at Pepperdine University: Angela Hawken, "Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know"
Angela Hawken

Next air time: Saturday, July 26th, at 4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 23 min.
2014 Eagle Forum Colleagians Leadership Summit - Part I
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Saturday, July 26th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 33 min.
"Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel"
Joshua Muravchik

Next air time: Saturday, July 26th, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
"When Men Betray"
Webb Hubbell

Next air time: Saturday, July 26th, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
"Lords of the Sky: Fighter Pilots and Air Combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16"
Dan Hampton

Next air time: Saturday, July 26th, at 9:15pm (ET)
Approx. 44 min.
"Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women"
Katie Pavlich

Next air time: Saturday, July 26th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
2014 Eagle Forum Colleagians Leadership Summit - Part II
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th, at 2pm (ET)
Approx. 2 hr.
"The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters"
Gregory Zuckerman

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th, at 4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 43 min.
"The Taliban Revival: Violence and Extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Frontier"
Hassan Abbas

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 33 min.
"The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration"
Ben Shapiro

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 2 min.
"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776"
Claudio Saunt

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 56 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, July 26th

8:45am (ET)
Approx. 51 min.
FreedomFest 2014: Mary Ruwart and Jeff Waddoups on the Minimum Wage Law
Mary Ruwart; Jeff Waddoups
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust"
Dan McMillan
10:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 14 min.
2014 Harlem Book Fair: Panel on Multicultural Book Publishing
Veronica Creech; Pat Cummings; Hannah Ehrlich; Wade Hudson; Brian Kenney; Vanesse Lloyd Sgambati; Mutiya Vision
12pm (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 33 min.
2014 Eagle Forum Colleagians Leadership Summit - Part I
Multiple Authors
2:30pm (ET)
Approx. 26 min.
"On My Watch - Leadership, Innovation, and Personal Resilience"
Martha Johnson
3pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 27 min.
"Iran and the United States: An Insider's View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace"
Seyed Hossein Mousavian
6pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
Encore Booknotes: "Posterity: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children"
Dorie McCullough Lawson
7pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
"Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel"
Joshua Muravchik
8pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
"When Men Betray"
Webb Hubbell
11pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
"Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women"
Katie Pavlich

Sunday, July 27th

12:15am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
"Poison Spring: The Secret History of Pollution and the EPA"
E.G. Vallianatos
1:30am (ET)
Approx. 45 min.
"Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space"
Lynn Sherr
4:45am (ET)
Approx. 28 min.
FreedomFest 2014: P.J. O'Rourke, Charles Murray, and John Allison on Big Government
John Allison; Charles Murray; P.J. O'Rourke
5:15am (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Capital in the Twenty-First Century" & "A Fighting Chance"
Thomas Piketty; Sen. Elizabeth Warren
8:30am (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
2014 Harlem Book Fair: Conversation with Tracey Syphax
Elizabeth Nunez; Altura Salinardi; Tracey Syphax
9:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 5 min.
FreedomFest 2014: The Big Debate: Dinesh D'Souza v. Dan McCarthy on American Foreign Policy
Dinesh D'Souza; Dan McCarthy
10:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 7 min.
"Dead Men Ruling: How to Restore Fiscal Freedom and Rescue Our Future"
Eugene Steuerle
2pm (ET)
Approx. 2 hr.
2014 Eagle Forum Colleagians Leadership Summit - Part II
Multiple Authors
4pm (ET)
Approx. 26 min.
2014 Harlem Book Fair: State of African American Literature
Malaika Adero
4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 43 min.
"The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters"
Gregory Zuckerman
6:15pm (ET)
Approx. 46 min.
2014 Gaithersburg Book Festival: Panel on the Book Industry
multiple panelists
11pm (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776"
Claudio Saunt

Monday, July 28th

2am (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"The Road to Global Prosperity"
Michael Mandelbaum
4:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 10 min.
"Assault and Flattery: The Truth About the Left and Their War on Women"
Katie Pavlich
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.