Booknotes: On American Character

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PublicAffairs, 2004 - History - 591 pages
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The bestselling Booknotes series celebrates C-SPAN's 25th anniversary with a new collection examining our country and its character. Over the past twenty-five years, C-SPAN has established itself as a national treasure. And Booknotes, the flagship of its book programming, has become the premier place to see serious, thoughtful nonfiction get its television due. Over the past fifteen years, Brian Lamb, the CEO of C-SPAN and host of Booknotes, has interviewed 765 authors on the program, and these deep and wide-ranging interviews have been the basis for three bestselling Booknotes books. Now, in a new collection, Booknotes: On American Character, Lamb has selected seventy original pieces that reveal something about America: the nation's people, history, and character. Here are biographies of artists, businessmen, politicians, and inventors; stories of events famous, infamous, and less well-known in the nation's history; a look at how politics works in America and how the nation responds to conflict. Our leading historians, journalists, and public figures draw from a diverse set of sources to examine what kind of nation and people we are. The result is a valuable addition to the Boo

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Moments, Issues and People Shape American History To hear commentators, one would believe our country has never been more divided. As this book demonstrates, the United States has a long history of ... Read full review

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This rather desultory anthology gathers some 72 sessions of C-SPAN's popular author-interview series, this time covering prominent nonfiction books on American history. As in the three previous ... Read full review

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Brian Lamb, the founding CEO of C-SPAN, has been the host of "Booknotes" since its inception in 1989. He has read each of the 765 books that "Booknotes" has featured. Lamb lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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