Archive for July, 2011

Sanjiv Bhattacharya

July 29 . 2011

What do we really know about modern practicing polygamists? Journalist Sanjiv Bhattacharya gained unprecedented access to these communities, revealing a shadow country teeming with small town messiahs, dark secrets, and stories both heartbreaking and strange in Secrets and Wives.

Lisa Baron

July 28 . 2011

In her new political memoir Life of the Party, Lisa Baron shamelessly tells all about being behind the scenes with high-profile political conservatives, most famously Ralph Reed, former executive director of the Christian Coalition.

Sid Kirchheimer, Tom Mashberg

July 27 . 2011

Did you ever get an e-mail promising you a fortune if you helped someone transfer money? Sid Kirchheimer who writes Scam Alert and author of Scam-Proof Your Life tells us how he outfoxed the con man. Later journalist and co-author Tom Mashberg  takes us on an exhilarating, one-of-a-kind look at the black market of art theft, and how it compromises some of the greatest treasures the world has ever known in Stealing Rembrandts.

 

Peter LaBarbera, Wayne Besen

July 27 . 2011

New York now has same sex marriage and “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” has been repealed. Peter LaBarbera, president of Americans for Truth and Wayne Besen, executive director of Truth Wins Out debate the issues.

Cameron McWhirter

July 25 . 2011

After World War I, black soldiers believed their participation in the fight for democracy earned them rights they had been promised since the close of the Civil War. Instead, a wave of riots and lynchings swept the country for eight months. Cameron McWhirter chronicles the mayhem in Red Summer, the first narrative history written about this epic encounter.

 

Geneva, AL

July 23 . 2011

Juliet Eilperin

July 22 . 2011

Juliet Eilperin, the national environmental reporter for The Washington Post offers us a close- up and in- depth understanding of sharks in Demon Fish.

Bruce Ledewitz

July 21 . 2011

In Church, State and  the Crisis in American Secularism, Bruce Ledewitz seeks common ground for believers and nonbelievers regarding the law of church and state arguing that allowing government to promote higher law values through the use of religious imagery would resolve the current impasse in the interpretation of the Establishment Clause.

Stephen Morrison, Christopher Russell

July 20 . 2011

On The Road is the legendary Beat novel from the prophet of American literature, Jack Kerouac and is still grabbing the attention of readers today, but now as an application for the iPad. Learn more about the book and go behind the scenes with Stephen Morrison and Christopher Russell, the producer and editorial director of the app who worked with the Kerouac estate.

Jason Zinoman

July 19 . 2011

New York Times critic, Jason Zinoman delivers the first definitive account of horror’s golden age, bringing a new brand of politics and gritty realism to the genre in Shock Value.