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Monday, June 04, 2007

Veteran Democratic consultant Robert Shrum takes us behind the scenes of three decades of politics. Then, John Carter Cash pays tribute to his famous mother, June Carter Cash. And Sherman Alexie tells us about his new novel. Plus, Dorothy Hamilton, Jacques Pepin, and Dan Barber talk about how they became culinary superstars.


Sherman Alexie, Dan Barber, John Carter Cash, Dorothy Hamilton, Jacques Pépin and Robert Shrum

Robert Shrum on the Political and the Personal

In No Excuses, veteran Democratic consultant Robert Shrum reveals some of the personalities behind the politics. He tells stories from his days campaigning for Ted Kennedy, Al Gore, and John Kerry, and offers his advice to the 2008 Democratic candidates.

No Excuses is available for purchase at

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John Carter Cash Celebrates June

John Carter Cash pays tribute to his mother, June Carter Cash, with a new book and album that trace her career from the mountains of Virginia to her 40-year marriage to Johnny Cash.

Anchored in Love (the book) is available for purchase at

Anchored in Love (the ...


Sherman Alexie's First Novel in 10 Years

Sherman Alexie brings to life an orphaned half-Indian, half-Irish teenager named Zits in his first new novel in ten years: Flight.

Flight is available for purchase at

Events: Sherman Alexie will be speaking and signing books
Monday, June 4 at 7 pm
Union Square Barnes ...


Chef's Story

Dorothy Hamilton, the founder of The French Culinary Institute, Jacques Pepin, and Dan Barber talk about what inspired them to devote their lives to cooking.

Chef's Story is available for purchase at

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