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"James Madison: A Life Reconsidered"
Lynne Cheney

Last aired: July 20, 2014

"James Madison: A Life Reconsidered"
"The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942"
Nigel Hamilton

Last aired: July 20, 2014

"The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942"
"Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter"
Randall Balmer

Last aired: July 13, 2014

"Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter"
"11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative"
Paul Kengor

Last aired: May 27, 2014

"11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative"
"The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency"
James Tobin

Last aired: February 18, 2014

"The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency"
"Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage"
Jeffrey Frank

Last aired: February 17, 2014

"Ike and Dick: Portrait of a Strange Political Marriage"
"Pat and Dick: The Nixons, an Intimate Portrait of a Marriage"
Will Swift

Last aired: February 17, 2014

"Pat and Dick: The Nixons, an Intimate Portrait of a Marriage"
"The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ"
Roger Stone

Last aired: February 9, 2014

"The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ"
"Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction to War, Politics, and Life"
Stanley Weintraub

Last aired: January 21, 2014

"Young Mr. Roosevelt: FDR's Introduction to War, Politics, and Life"
"End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy"
James Swanson

Last aired: January 6, 2014

"End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy"
"JFK in the Senate"
John Shaw

Last aired: January 2, 2014

"JFK in the Senate"
"Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation"
John Ferling

Last aired: December 25, 2013

"Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged A Nation"
"The Letters of John F. Kennedy"
Martin Sandler

Last aired: December 25, 2013

"The Letters of John F. Kennedy"
"JFK Conservative"
Ira Stoll

Last aired: December 15, 2013

"JFK Conservative"
"Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House"
Robert Dallek

Last aired: December 9, 2013

"Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House"
Books on First Ladies
Multiple Authors

Last aired: September 9, 2013

"The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies"
Jonathan Alter

Last aired: September 1, 2013

"The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies"
"To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace"
Jeffrey Sachs

Last aired: August 18, 2013

"To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace"
"The Remarkable Ronald Reagan"
Susan Allen

Last aired: July 27, 2013

"The Remarkable Ronald Reagan"

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 Collegians 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. 2 min.
"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. 50 min.
2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit - Part II
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Sunday, July 27th, at 2pm (ET)
Approx. 2 hr. 4 min.
"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. 32 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 Collegians 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. 2 min.
"Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel"
Joshua Muravchik
8pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 9 min.
"When Men Betray"
Webb Hubbell

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; 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. 4 min.
2014 Eagle Forum Collegians 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
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.