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Booknotes: On American Character
by Brian Lamb
Over the past twenty-five years, C-SPAN has established itself as a national treasure. And Booknotes, the flagship of its book programming, has become the premier place to see serious, thoughtful nonfiction get its television due. Over the past fifteen years, Brian Lamb, the CEO of C-SPAN and host of Booknotes, has interviewed 765 authors on the program, and these deep and ...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published May 11th 2005 by PublicAffairs
(first published 2004)
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Brief, 6-page transcripts of TV interviews on CSPAN of authors who have written nonfiction books about American figures and subjects. It's organized by theme, so inventors, politics, culture, etc. The conversational style makes it both easy to read and superficial. An easy way to get a small amount of knowledge about topics in American history.