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"Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26 - June 5, 1864"
Daniel Davis; Phillip Greenwalt

Last aired: August 31, 2014

"Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26 - June 5, 1864"
"Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet"
John Bemelmans Marciano

Last aired: August 31, 2014

"Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet"
"Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger"
Stephen Grant

Last aired: August 30, 2014

"Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger"
"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776"
Claudio Saunt

Last aired: August 25, 2014

"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776"
"What We Won: America's Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979–89"
Bruce Riedel

Last aired: August 24, 2014

"What We Won: America's Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979–89"
"Bloody Spring: Forty Days That Sealed the Confederacy's Fate"
Joseph Wheelan

Last aired: August 17, 2014

"Bloody Spring: Forty Days That Sealed the Confederacy's Fate"
"Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic"
Matthew Stewart

Last aired: August 3, 2014

"Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic"
"American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why"
Mark Stein

Last aired: August 2, 2014

"American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why"
"The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975"
Danny Glover

Last aired: July 20, 2014

"The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975"
"Extremism in America"
George Michael

Last aired: June 16, 2014

"Extremism in America"
"Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons"
Sylviane Diouf

Last aired: May 25, 2014

"Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons"
"The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI"
Betty Medsger

Last aired: March 9, 2014

"The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI"
Tour of "The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects"
Richard Kurin

Last aired: February 9, 2014

Tour of "The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects"
"America's First Crisis: The War of 1812"
Robert Watson

Last aired: February 9, 2014

"America's First Crisis: The War of 1812"
"The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football"
John Miller

Last aired: February 2, 2014

"The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football"
"The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West"
Andrew Graybill

Last aired: January 27, 2014

"The Red and the White: A Family Saga of the American West"
"The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr."
Andrew Schlesinger; Stephen Schlesinger

Last aired: January 21, 2014

"The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr."
"The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973"
Kathleen Frydl

Last aired: January 4, 2014

"The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973"
"The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817"
Myron Magnet

Last aired: January 1, 2014

"The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817"
"Five Days in November"
Clint Hill; Lisa McCubbin

Last aired: December 31, 2013

Panel on the scholarship of historian and author David Reynolds
David Reynolds

Last aired: December 22, 2013

Panel on the scholarship of historian and author David Reynolds
"Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance"
Carla Kaplan

Last aired: December 21, 2013

"Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance"
"The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers"
Brian Dolinar (ed.)

Last aired: December 21, 2013

"The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers"
15th Anniversary of BookTV from 2011: "Unfamiliar Fishes"
Sarah Vowell

Last aired: December 1, 2013

15th Anniversary of BookTV from 2011: "Unfamiliar Fishes"
"One Summer: America, 1927"
Bill Bryson

Last aired: November 29, 2013

"One Summer: America, 1927"
Books on American Espionage & Intelligence
Mutiple Authors

Last aired: November 10, 2013

Books on American Espionage & Intelligence
Books on Baseball
Mutiple Authors

Last aired: November 3, 2013

"Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence"
Joseph Ellis

Last aired: September 30, 2013

"Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence"
"The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory"
Jesse Walker

Last aired: September 28, 2013

"The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory"
"The American Middle Class: A Cultural History"
Lawrence Samuel

Last aired: September 15, 2013

"The American Middle Class: A Cultural History"
"Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877"
Brenda Wineapple

Last aired: September 15, 2013

"Ecstatic Nation: Confidence, Crisis, and Compromise, 1848-1877"
"A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II"
Maury Klein

Last aired: September 14, 2013

"A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II"
"Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives"
Paul Gregory

Last aired: September 9, 2013

"Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives"
"The Skies Belong to Us: Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking"
Brendan Koerner

Last aired: September 8, 2013

"The Skies Belong to Us: Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking"
Book TV Interview: Conrad Black, "Flight of the Eagle"
Conrad Black

Last aired: September 3, 2013

Book TV Interview: Conrad Black, "Flight of the Eagle"

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LIVE In Depth: Mary Frances Berry
Next air time: Sunday, September 7th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
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BookTV in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Next air time: Saturday, September 6th, at 12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
2014 National Book Festival: Science Pavilion - Part One
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Saturday, September 6th, at 1:15pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr. 45 min.
2014 National Book Festival: Science Pavilion - Part Two
Multiple Authors

Next air time: Sunday, September 7th, at 4pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.

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Saturday, September 6th

12pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
BookTV in Cheyenne, Wyoming
BookTV in Cheyenne, Wyoming
1:15pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr. 45 min.
2014 National Book Festival: Science Pavilion - Part One
Multiple Authors

Sunday, September 7th

12am (ET)
Approx. 3 hr. 45 min.
2014 National Book Festival: Science Pavilion - Part One
Multiple Authors
9:45am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 15 min.
BookTV in Cheyenne, Wyoming
BookTV in Cheyenne, Wyoming
4pm (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
2014 National Book Festival: Science Pavilion - Part Two
Multiple Authors

Monday, September 8th

12am (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
In Depth: Mary Frances Berry
4am (ET)
Approx. 3 hr.
2014 National Book Festival: Science Pavilion - Part Two
Multiple Authors

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, and Ron Paul are this year's past guests so far.

Sep 7 Mary Frances Berry  www.maryfrancesberry.com
Oct 5  Joan Biskupic www.joanbiskupic.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:

August 21 -  Los Angeles: Four Seasons Hotel, Kenneth Timmerman, Dark Forces

August 21 - Chicago: Union League, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), The Way Forward in conversation with Mitt Romney           

August 30 - Washington, DC:  Walter E. Washington Convention Center, National Book Festival (LIVE)

September 8: - Cambridge, MA: Harvard Bookstore, Edward Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told

September 9 - Asheville, NC: Malaprop's Bookstore, Karen Abbott, Liar Temptress Soldier Spy

September 15 - NYC: Barnes & Noble, Mark Obama Ndesandjo, An Obama's Journey

September 15 - Austin, TX: Bookpeople, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

September 17 - New Canaan, CT: New Canaan Public Library, Ronald Rosbottom, When Paris Went Dark

September 17 - Ridgefield, CT: Ridgefield Library, Todd Brewster, Lincoln's Gamble

September 19 - Memphis: Civil Rights Museum, Tavis Smiley, Death of a King

September 21 - Los Angeles: Four Seasons Hotel, David Horowitz, Take No Prisoners

September 22 - Atlanta: Carter Center, Lawrence Wright, Thirteen Days in September

September 23 - Las Vegas: Mob Museum, Sylvia Longmire, Border Insecurity

September 23 - NYC: Roosevelt House, Jonathan Darman, Landslide

September 25 - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, William Deresiewicz, Excellent Sheep

September 25 - Berkeley, CA: University of California Berkeley Journalism School, Tom Shroder, Acid Test

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

September 29 - Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University, Peter Thiel, Zero to One

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

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

 

 

 

 

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.