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The Roundtable
9:42 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country, and Football at West Point

We welcome bestselling author and award-winning sports reporter, Joe Drape, and speak with him about his latest book, Soldiers First: Duty, Honor, Country, and Football at West Point.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace

D.T. Max sets out to chart David Foster Wallace’s tormented, anguished and often triumphant battle to succeed as a novelist as he fights off depression and addiction to emerge with his masterpiece, Infinite Jest, before his untimely death by suicide at the age of 46 in 2008.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed September 5, 2012

The Art of Procrastination

Procrastinators have a reputation as loafers, laggards and lollygaggers. A bit harsh, believes University of California, Riverside philosopher John Perry, a self-described procrastinator who asserts that, unlike their reputation, most people who excel at postponing the inevitable actually lead productive lives by busying themselves with many tasks to avoid others deemed more onerous.

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The Roundtable
9:35 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems

For the very first time, Mo Willems, who is a phenomenon in the world of children’s books, is retelling a fairytale as only he can. With a hilariously arch narrator, a sassy Goldilocks, clever visual jokes, and of course, dinosaurs, this telling feels completely fresh—but with a nod to the classics.

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WAMC Programs - The Book Show
3:00 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

The Book Show #1259 - Umberto Eco

This story is based on monstrous and mysterious events of the 19th century including death of Ippolito Nievo, the forgery of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Dreyfus affair and more. In the world Eco creates, conspiracies abound and one man finds himself in the middle of it all.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Strom Thurmond's America by Joseph Crespino

“Do not forget that ‘skill and integrity’ are the keys to success.” This was the last piece of advice on a list Will Thurmond gave his son Strom in 1923. The younger Thurmond would keep the words in mind throughout his long and colorful career as one of the South’s last race-baiting demagogues and as a a major figure in modern conservative politics.

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The Roundtable
9:45 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Louise Penny to read from and sign The Beautiful Mystery at Odyssey Bookstore on Friday

New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny will read from and sign her new book The Beautiful Mystery on Friday at the Odyssey Bookstore event at Gamble Auditorium in the Mount Holyoke College Museum of Art.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Falling in Love with Joseph Smith by Jane Barnes

When award-winning documentary film writer, Jane Barnes, was working on the PBS special series The Mormons, she was surprised to find herself inexplicably drawn to Joseph Smith and the Mormon religion.

The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece

Henry James has had many biographers, but Michael Gorra has taken an original approach to this great American novelist, combining elements of biography, criticism, and travelogue in re-creating the dramatic backstory of James’s masterpiece, Portrait of a Lady. Literary critic Michael Gorra joins us to discuss Portrait of a Novel: Henry James and the Making of an American Masterpiece.

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Spencertown Festival of Books - Frank Delaney

We welcome Frank Delaney back to the program. He'll be at the Spencertown Festival of Books this coming weekend. His most recent book is The Last Storyteller: A Novel of Ireland.

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