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Coming Up on Book TV

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

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd at 4:30pm (ET)

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

Archived Programs

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

Last aired: June 29, 2014

"The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union"
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"
"Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History"
Eduardo Galeano

Last aired: August 31, 2013

"Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History"

Book TV Schedule

Highlights

"The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea"
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Brenda Stevenson, "The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins: Justice, Gender, and the Origins of the LA Riots"
Brenda Stevenson

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 8:30pm (ET)
Approx. 25 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Jorja Leap, "Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me about Violence, Drugs, Love, and Redemption"
Jorja Leap

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 7:30pm (ET)
Approx. 19 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Tim Groseclose, "Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind"
Tim Groseclose

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 1:20pm (ET)
Approx. 19 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Lynn Vavreck, "The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election"
Lynn Vavreck

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 1:40pm (ET)
Approx. 21 min.
2014 Eagle Forum Collegians Leadership Summit: Hans von Spakovsky, "Obama's Enforcer"
Hans von Spakovsky

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 7pm (ET)
Approx. 28 min.
"Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front"
Mark Lee Greenblatt

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 8pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"A Chinaman's Chance: One Family's Journey and the Chinese American Dream"
Eric Liu

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 9pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris

Next air time: Saturday, August 23rd, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity"
Charles Lewis

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War"
Helen Thorpe

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 10pm (ET)
Approx. 48 min.
"Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies"
Lawrence Goldstone

Next air time: Sunday, August 24th, at 11pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
2014 Roosevelt Reading Festival: James Tobin, "The Man He Became: How FDR Defied Polio to Win the Presidency"
James Tobin

Next air time: Monday, August 25th, at 2am (ET)
Approx. 56 min.

Also Airing...

Saturday, August 23rd

8am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 35 min.
"Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice"
Sidney Powell
4:30pm (ET)
Approx. 58 min.
"The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union"
Serhii Plokhy
6pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
Encore Booknotes: "Buddha's Child: My Fight to Save Vietnam"
Nguyen Cao Ky
8pm (ET)
Approx. 57 min.
"Valor: Unsung Heroes from Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Home Front"
Mark Lee Greenblatt
11pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris

Sunday, August 24th

2:30am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 1 min.
"What We Won: America's Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979–89"
Bruce Riedel
5am (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 16 min.
"How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class"
John Hope Bryant
4pm (ET)
Approx. 59 min.
"Price of Fame: The Honorable Clare Boothe Luce"
Sylvia Jukes Morris
5:30pm (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger"
Stephen Grant
6:30pm (ET)
Approx. 1 hr. 4 min.
"935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity"
Charles Lewis
7:45pm (ET)
Approx. 47 min.
"The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea"
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)
10pm (ET)
Approx. 48 min.
"Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War"
Helen Thorpe

Monday, August 25th

7am (ET)
Approx. 56 min.
"West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776"
Claudio Saunt

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.