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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Gore Vidal, Echoed by Many

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Gore Vidal came from a generation of novelists whose fiction gave them a political platform. Norman Mailer ran for mayor of New York City; Kurt Vonnegut became an anti-war spokesman. And Vidal was an all-around critic. His novels sometimes infuriated readers with unflattering portraits of American history.

He also wrote essays and screenplays, and his play The Best Man currently has a revival on Broadway.

The Roundtable
11:48 am
Tue July 31, 2012

"The Renegades" by Tom Young

Tom Young has logged nearly 4,000 hours for the Air National Guard in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, and elsewhere. His new novel is The Renegades
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The Roundtable
11:50 am
Fri July 27, 2012

William Bryant Logan at the Rensselaerville Festival of Writers

William Bryant Logan -part of this weekend’s Rensselaerville Festival of Writers- has written about oak and dirt and now he has a new book, out next month, about the air. It is entitled: Air: The Restless Shaper of the World.

Sports
9:34 am
Fri July 27, 2012

"Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics"

London's "Olympic Stadium" looks to impress the world as all eyes are set upon it this evening during the opening. We talk NPR sports commentator, John Feinstein, about his Olympic thoughts and new book, Rush for the Gold: Mystery at the Olympics.

Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Wed July 25, 2012

Alice Feiring at the Rensselaerville Festival of Writers

We welcome Alice Feiring, author of Naked Wine: Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally, has been published in many magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times. She is a recipient of the James Beard award and the 2011 Louis Roederer International Wine Writer’s Award for blog/on-line wine writing.

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:30 pm
Tue July 24, 2012

The Book Show #1253 - Stephen L. Carter

Imagine that Abraham Lincoln survived that infamous night in Ford's Theatre, only to eventually meet the same fate that awaited Andrew Johnson: impeachment for alleged high crimes and misdemeanors.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Lizz Winstead at the Rensselaerville Festival of Writers

We welcome Lizz Winstead back to the show to talk about her career, and book (Lizz Free or Die: Essays ), and her upcoming appearance at the Rensselaerville Festival of Writers.

WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:06 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

The Book Show #1252 - Kurt Andersen

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Kurt Andersen is the author of the bestselling novels Heyday and Turn of the Century. He has also written for film, television, and the stage. He is host of the Peabody Award–winning public radio show Studio 360. His latest novel is the coming-of-age story and thrilling political mystery, True Believers: A Novel.

The Roundtable
9:32 am
Tue July 17, 2012

"The Bourne Imperative"

We welcome Eric Van Lustbader and speak with him about the latest Jason Bourne book, The Bourne Imperative and his friend Robert Ludlum - the creator of the Bourne series.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists

We welcome Key Larson and speak with her about her book, Where the Heart Beats: John Cage, Zen Buddhism, and the Inner Life of Artists
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