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Ray Suarez on Latinos in America

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Ray Suarez, PBS Newshour senior correspondent, chronicles the history of Latinos and the ways they’ve helped shaped the nation. His book Latino Americans is the companion to the PBS miniseries, and it explores the lives of Latino American men and women over a 500-year span, from the early European settlements to the Wild West to the Cold War to the Great Depression to the civil rights movement.

The book is a companion to the PBS series Latino Americans, which premieres September 18, at 8:00 pm. 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Invention of Science

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Edgar Award-winning author Edward Dolnick recounts the story of a group of scientists who set out to read God's mind, but whose work instead culminated in the founding of the Royal Society: the world's first scientific organization. In his book, The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World, Dolnick explains how the 17th century belief that God was a mathematician drove an eccentric band of outsiders, led by Sir Isaac Newton, to some of the world's most profound scientific discoveries.

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