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tv   Open Phones on National Book Festival Part 2  CSPAN  September 2, 2017 6:36pm-6:46pm EDT

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[inaudible conversations] booktv's live coverage of the 2017 national book festival continues. that was support talking about his book is "rogue heroes." coming up in about 10 minutes john farrell talking about his most recent book "richard nixon" goliath. we have 10 minutes between these two authors and we want to hear what you are reading. 2027488200 for those of you in the eastern and central timezones (202)748-8201 and if you live in the mountain and
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pacific timezones. some of the comments we have got on facebook on what people are reading robert hunter writes in and says he is reading out rouseff's shakespeare demand and martin is reading young radicals by jeremy carter and booktv has covered that both, young radicals. will let's hear what from kathleen in plymouth, michigan. kathleen good evening to you. what he reading? >> caller: i'm reading robert robert -- my favorite poets and i don't know how familiar your audience is with him but one of the most poignant poems is the march of the dead. robert was from england and is a great writer. he writes, actually it's the army that is tidings coming back during the celebration but they
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are the ones that are parading through the streets. it's absolutely wonderful. anybody who has read him should read him because he's marvelous. >> host: what is the secret to writing poetry? >> caller: oh dear. i think it's the words and understanding what you are reading. >> host: all right thank you for calling and kathleen of plymouth michigan. villas in baltimore. hi bill. >> caller: hi how are you doing? i love booktv. i'm always disappointed that i've never seen paul turow on your television show. he has always been one of my favorite authors but i've recently stumbled across a british author who has written four books in the last one that i read this was -- the history of the.
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he is an author with up there with paul theroux will. i would like to see him on your show. plus the bill, thank you for the suggestion and thank you for calling it a couple more facebook comments that we have gotten. mark houlihan post he is reading sol of landscape's rules for radicals and dave lamb is reading behave by robert sapolsky and booktv has covered d hey as well pre-coming up next is running in washington d.c.. the deep irani. >> caller: hi how are you. love booktv and love you. the only reason i'm not there is because of a medical procedure. the first year that i have missed and i so, so much appreciate mccaul is comments on the statues and regarding slavery.
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i'm reading a couple of things that i generally read two or three things at one time. stand from the beginning which you already know about. >> host: won the national book award last year. >> his sister the racist ideas of america. it wasn't quite what i thought it was from the title initially but indeed it is well worth reading and it's a way forward. more importantly i want to talk about the free or die kate ladd very's. she was a researcher for "national geographic" but it's about the amazing story of rob smoltz who escaped from slavery in buford and charleston, south carolina will and they turned it over to the union army. he is really an american. he's not just a hero of the south. that's the thing that i would really like to see go forward
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because there should be a magnificent statue of robert smalls inside of carolina and elsewhere to because he is an american hero. >> host: dgc cate lineberry and booktv? we covered that book as well. >> caller: of course i did. i never miss booktv if i can help it but it's a wonderful wonderful read and other people have written a bit here and there about robert smalls but she did a very personal perspective and did a lot of research and oral history and actually talked at length and met with some of his descendents and pointed to an enormous history and portfolio of her ancestors. >> host: thanks for calling in and thank you for watching tv. we will have to sit you down
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here next year. in a twitter the choice of books for this person is rules for revolutionaries the illustrated life story of the dalai lama and giant of the senate by al franken, senator al franken which is also being read by a jim rowan to post that on our facebook page. the next call comes from steve at in stanford virginia. hi steve. >> caller: good evening sir and i'm just about finished with my most recent nonfiction book by mark bauden who authored black down. i will tell you will i have learned a few things from this book p12 battle was going on i was in caisson and unfortunately
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gerald westmoreland focused according to this book on our situation and not way city will do my gratitude i might point out what. what i found it was interesting was i had known at least eight officers who were recognized in the book of which five were awarded the navy cross which was the second highest award for valor in combat and i would highly recommend this book to anybody that would be interested in reading it. post a thank you calling in steven with your family from james in bryant texas. james you are on booktv. >> caller: yes, thank you. i'm reading she crossed the seven rivers of poco with that is interesting to me because i do have indian heritage and the concerns the main character and
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her assimilation into white society and how everything affected her or her travels from tippecanoe on the wabash and the tippecanoe river to southern ohio. a very interesting book, recommend it highly. >> host: what do you do down in bryant texas and we have hit by harvey at all? >> caller: we were with 24 inches of rain can we survive that without any flooding to the south of us. they are in pretty bad shape. prayers are needed. >> host: thank you for calling in. a couple more facebook comments we want to share. jamie morris war of necessity, war of choice by richard haas who is the head of the council council -- council of foreign relations former push of administration state department official and lucio is reading two books that we covered today cured the national book festival hillbilly elegy by j.d. fans and
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just finished up david mccullough's the american spirit. both authors use on privately everything we covered today we are going to re-air the entire day beginning at made night eastern time which is 9:00 p.m. on the west coast so with all re-airing plus since it's a three-day holiday weekend but tv is on for three days. we will re-air the entire festival 8:30 a.m. on monday, labor day. that's what's coming up. we have got one more author speaking tonight so we are going to go back up to the history of biography room at the convention center and this is going to be john aloysius farrell talking about richard nixon, but tvs live coverage. [inaudible conversations] will

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