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

C-SPAN Susan Swain is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 16 April 2015. Ms. Swain discusses the history of C-SPAN's Booknotes program.
Investigative reporter Max Boot's expose on jurists who, in his opinion, have not lived up to the public's expectations.

Contains a collection of columns from the "Fort Worth Star-Telegram" in which Molly Ivins offers her unique take on politics during the Clinton years.
Biography of General and President Ulysses S. Grant.
The author details her return to Isle au Haut, a tiny Maine island with a population of seventy year-round residents, many of whom are her relatives, to describe small-town life in a lobster-fishing village.
The relationship between military leaders and political leaders has always been a complicated one, especially in times of war. When the chips are down, who should run the show--the politicians or the generals? In Supreme command, Eliot Cohen examines…

An account of the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania offers a portrait of early twentieth-century maritime history and the terrible impact of the disaster on the course of World War I.
Since Alma Guillermoprieto became The New Yorker's Latin American correspondent a decade ago, she has emerged as the most informed and admired writer on her part of the world. In these superb pieces of reportage and analysis she anatomizes a region…
The first two volumes of Robert Skidelsky's definitive and consummate biography of John Maynard Keynes were hailed as publishing events on both sides of the Atlantic. Already published to acclaim in Britain, this third and final volume covers…
Author Peter Bergen's work on the nature of radical Islamist jihad networks.
Jason Epstein has led arguably the most creative career in book publishing during the past half-century. In 1952, while a young editor at Doubleday, he created Anchor Books, which launched the so-called quality paperback revolution and established…
The European powers were ready for war in 1914. Germany, fuelled by 'archaic militarism, global ambitions, and neurotic insecurity', took the offensive, in the misguided belief that it would shorten the conflict. Four years later, eight million…
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