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Monday, July 04, 2005

Governor Christine Todd Whitman shares her thoughts on the battle for the heart of the GOP, and tells us why she's still a loyal Republican. Then, Edwin Frank of the New York Review of Books and Michael Redhill of Brick magazine, kick off our Summer Reading Series with a discussion of why books go in and out of fashion…and print. Next, Tom Reiss studies the remarkable life of Lev Nussimbaum--a Jewish man born in the Caucasus during the Russian Revolution who posed as a Muslim Prince. And James B. Stewart investigates the recent turmoil at Disney in a new book: DisneyWar.

It's My Party

Christine Todd Whitman, the first woman to be elected governor of New Jersey, and the EPA administrator for the Bush administration from January 2001 to May 2003, talks politics in It's My Party Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America.

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Summer Reading Series: Literary Trends

This July and August, Leonard Lopate explores underappreciated and forgotten works of great literature as part of a special Summer Reading Series. In today’s installment, he’ll speak to Edwin Frank of the New York Review of Books and Michael Redhill of Brick magazine about what makes a book a classic, ...

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The Orientalist

In The Orientalist, Tom Reiss unravels the complicated lattice of cultures and religions in the Caucasus and Middle East by focusing on the story of Lev Nussimbaum--a Jewish man born in the Caucasus during the Russian Revolution who posed as a Muslim Prince.

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DisneyWar

James B. Stewart, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former Wall Street Journal editor, shares his behind-the-scenes profile of the recent troubles at Disney: DisneyWar.

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