World History

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Book TV has covered book shoots regarding world history.

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Coming Up on Book TV

"The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book"
Peter Finn

Next air time: Monday, September 22nd at 5:45am (ET)

"The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book"

Archived Programs

Programs shown in this archive cover the past year. To search for programs in earlier years, please use the search functionality above.

"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

Highlights

Book TV at UCLA: Valerie Matsumoto, "City Girls: The Nisei Social World in Los Angeles, 1920-1950"
Valerie Matsumoto

Next air time: Monday, September 22nd, at 1am (ET)
Approx. 20 min.
Book TV at UCLA: Tim Groseclose, "Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind"
Tim Groseclose

Next air time: Monday, September 22nd, at 1:20am (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: Monday, September 22nd, at 1:40am (ET)
Approx. 21 min.

Also Airing...

Monday, September 22nd

2am (ET)
Approx. 49 min.
"Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet"
John Bemelmans Marciano
4:45am (ET)
Approx. 53 min.
"Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger"
Stephen Grant

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

September 17   NYC: Museum of Jewish Heritage, Lucinda Franks, Timeless

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

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

September 19   Austin, TX: Bookpeople, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Dr. Mutter's Marvels

September 21   Brooklyn, NY: Brooklyn Law School, 2014 Brooklyn Book Festival

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.