Festival Afterglow: C-SPAN 2/BookTV

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The C-SPAN 2/BookTV tent featured authors discussing timely and compelling topics, of both local and national interest. We’re so glad that these sessions are available to watch either again or for the first time on BookTV. To see the BookTV sessions from the 2014 Festival, go to the C-SPAN 2/BookTV website.



Here are a few of our favorites:

Author Ilan Stavans discusses his book A Most Imperfect Union: A Contrarian History of the United States, in which cultural critic Stavans and award-winning cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz present a vibrant alternative history of America, giving full voice to the country’s unsung but exceptional people. Book Discussion on A Most Imperfect Union.


In How to Win Friends or Manipulate People, authors Jeffrey Kluger and Christian Rudder discuss how we understand ourselves through the narcissism of our online presence. Book Discussion on The Narcissist Next Door and Dataclysm.


Author Karima Bennoune shares the stories of those that risk their lives to combat the rise of fundamentalism in Muslim countries and communities. Book Discussion on Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here.