World History

About World History

Book TV has covered book shoots regarding world history.

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"The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union"
Serhii Plokhy

Last aired: August 23, 2014

"The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union"
"Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance"
Martin Goldsmith

Last aired: August 4, 2014

"Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance"
"How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust"
Dan McMillan

Last aired: July 26, 2014

"How Could This Happen: Explaining the Holocaust"
"Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany"
Charlotte Bonelli

Last aired: July 19, 2014

"Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany"
"The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War"
Steven Pressfield

Last aired: July 6, 2014

"The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War"
Robert Edsel, "The Monuments Men"
Robert Edsel

Last aired: March 2, 2014

Robert Edsel, "The Monuments Men"
"FDR and the Jews"
Richard Breitman

Last aired: February 17, 2014

"FDR and the Jews"
"The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914"
Margaret MacMillan

Last aired: February 9, 2014

"The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914"
"Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy"
Eri Hotta

Last aired: February 1, 2014

"Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy"
"Year Zero: A History of 1945"
Ian Buruma

Last aired: January 2, 2014

"Year Zero: A History of 1945"
"Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War"
Max Hastings

Last aired: November 30, 2013

"Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War"
"Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation"
Ray Suarez

Last aired: November 30, 2013

"Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped a Nation"

Book TV Schedule

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.