Summer Reading

About Summer Reading

Each year, Book TV asks the question, "What are you reading this summer?" Find out what several legislators, journalists, and others are reading.

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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

Next air time: Saturday, October 4th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 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.
"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. 1 hr.
"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

12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
BookTV in Boulder, Colorado
BookTV in Boulder, Colorado
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
5:45pm (ET)
Approx. 55 min.
"Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail"
Richard Chambers
10pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr.
"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

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
Nov 2  Michael Korda
Dec 7  Arthur Brooks  www.aei.org

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:

September 29   Philadelphia: Free Library, Henry Kissinger, World Order

September 29   Brooklyn, NY: Greenlight Bookstore, Jeff Hobbs, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace

September 29   St. Louis: St. Louis County Library, Mark Whitaker, Cosby

September 30    Dallas: The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Joyce King, Exonerated

September 30    Atlanta: Atlanta History Center, S.C. Gwynne, Rebel Yell

September 30    Menlo Park, CA: Kepler's Books, Deborah Rhode, What Women Want

October 1          Simi Valley, CA: Reagan Library, Peter Thiel, Zero to One 

October 2          NYC: Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Steven Pinker, A Sense of Style

October 4          Bellingham, WA: Village Books, Peter Laufer, Organic

October 7          Saratoga Springs, NY: Northshire Bookstore, Jack Kelly, Band of Giants

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

October 8          Wilmington, DE: University & Whist Club, Paolucci Book Award

October 8          NYC: New York Historical Society, Nick Bunker, An Empire on the Edge 

October 10-12    Nashville: Southern Festival of Books

October 12        Atlanta: Carter Library, Bob Herbert, Losing Our Way

October 13        Cambridge, MA: Havard Book Store, Francis Fukuyama, Political Order and Political Decay

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

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

October 15        Haverford, PA: The Quadrangle, Joseph Hoeffel, The Iraq Lie

October 16        Madison, WI: Central Library, Jordan Ellenberg, How Not to be Wrong 

October 17        Madison, WI: Central Library, Gail Sheehy, Daring

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

October 21        NYC: New York Historical Society, Richard Brookhiser, Founder's Son

October 25        Boston Book Festival

October 26       San Francisco: SF Jazz Center, American Book Awards

 

 

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.