Brian P. Lamb “Booknotes” Collection [Annotations from]

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Brian P. Lamb “Booknotes” Collection [Annotations from]

 

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1989-2004

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“Booknotes” host Brian Lamb interviewed 801 authors during the over fifteen–year run of CSPAN’s “Booknotes” television program. Lamb made a point of reading each book in its entirety before each interview so that he could discuss it in detail with the author. He often spent up to twenty hours a week reading a book and preparing for the subsequent interview. While this thoroughness was normal operating procedure for Brian Lamb, this was not always the case with interviewers of authors on other programs. Lamb took pride in being able to discuss a book’s most minute details with its author, as he believed that his audience would be interested themselves in such details. 

Lamb also had a habit of annotating a book while he read it. He made notes in the margins and endpapers. He would underline single words or whole passages in the main text. These “book notes” were used by Lamb to remind him of things he wanted to ask the author. Notes might pertain to significant events in the book or the education or employment of a book’s author or subject. Ideas for questions, quotations, and philosophical, political, historical and scientific concepts were noted along with the names of important people or significant dates.

George Mason University Libraries acquired the entire collection of 801 nonfiction books used on the “Booknotes” television series in September of 2011. The books are now housed in the Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives department.

Researchers may access scanned versions of the annotations from over 500 of the books in the Brian P. Lamb “Booknotes” Collection from this site. 

Items in the Brian P. Lamb “Booknotes” Collection [Annotations from] Collection

Men and powers : a political retrospective

Transcription of Annotations Notes and underlining concerning: misunderstandings of European interests by American leaders. Two years after book finished, Tiananmen; China not a world factor for 20-30 years; hope rest with Gorbachev. George Bush,…

Fighting for air : in the trenches with television news

Transcription of Annotations Notes on front fly sheet: Hairpiece; Cronkite-65; Speedy Gaspard-90; Spence-91; Mudd Vietnam; AP's Geo. McArthur-97; *Treatment from liberal press-98; Tuckner; Shad-antiwar 109; Trang Bang--saw piece 20 yrs. later; Rod…

Dangerous liaison : the inside story of the U.S.-Israeli covert relationship

Transcription of Annotations Notes on front fly sheet: page 3-Israel 1/4 of funds from U.S. 1. When did foreign aid begin; 2. Czech link for arms; 3. Lehi-Sharmir, Irgun-Begin, Haganah, Palmach, Mapam, Mapai; 4. James Angleton --memorial near Yad…

The crisis years : Kennedy and Khrushchev, 1960-1963

Transcription of Annotations Notes on half title: 1. How old were you in 1960-63; 2. Kru 25 days in the states; 3. What was Kru attitude towards Eisen.; 4. What was the first meeting of Ken/Kru like--; 5. Back pain; 6. Vienna summit; 7. Frank…

Den of thieves

Transcription of Annotations Notes on front fly leaf: Mike Milken, Ed B. Williams; Linda Robinson; Arthur Limon; Giuliani. Martin Siegal, 1977 invented golden parachute. Arbitrageurs. Securities crimes still beyond reach of law enforcement.…

The promised land : the great Black migration and how it changed America

Transcription of Annotations Front end paper: Mechanical cotton picker, sharecropper, Ruby Lee Hopkins/ Daniels, Luther Haynes, Cardinal Stritch, William Dawson, Robert Weaver, Richard Daley. Underlinings and notes: Mechanical cotton picker made…

Out of thin air : the brief wonderful life of network news

Transcription of Annotations List on front fly sheet: 1. Influence of newspaper critics; 2. Walters-million dollars ABC; 3. Kissinger/G. Ford; 4. Kalb--guaranteed appearances; 5. When did TV news begin--Convention/Life Mag.; 6. What do you think…

The machine that changed the world : based on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 5-million dollar 5-year study on the future of the automobile

Transcription of Annotations Notes on front end paper: Seriously--defect free, Japan vs. America, life time jobs, American dealers 393 cars a year, Honda-American-600,00 cars produced in U.S. 1984 "lean production". 1985 MIT Center for Technology,…

The vital South : how presidents are elected

Transcription of Annotations Annotoations on front endpapers: E M South, Peripheral South.

Unsilent revolution : television news and American public life, 1948-1991

Transcription of Annotations Notes on front end papers: Were decisions made to cover hearings based on politics? Who does the best job of generating stories? Underlinings: 1948 affected American moods--changed process from top to bottom, sometimes…

Eleanor Roosevelt

Transcription of Annotations Notes on half-title: Homosexuals/Newport 267-268. ER commercials for money; FDR homosexuals; wrote a column; mistresses--Special interviews Hicks. 1884-1933 16, first 49 years. Underlinings/notes: Book made possible by…

Three blind mice : how the TV networks lost their way

Transcription of Annotations Notes on front fly: Dinner party at Grossman's 1. Do you think network news is a public trust; 2. Politics of Welch, Tisch, Murphy; 3. None watched prime time 36/55/17. 17-36-55 Jack Welch, Wyman/Tisch, Tom Murphy.…