Category Archives: Books

Book – Lights Out by Ted Koppel

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Below is Charlie Rose video on the new book Lights Out by Ted Koppel.
It provides a glaring example of how inept our government is.
I urge you to write your congressman on the subject and ask for a reply.


Charlie Rose Interview – Doris Kearns Goodwin on LBJ

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An interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin, one of the premier historians, on her time with Lyndon Johnson while writing his biography: Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.


The Great War Of Our Time

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A Charlie Rose interview with Michael Morell on his new book The Great War Of Our Time.

Amazon Review:
Called the “Bob Gates of his generation” by Politico, Michael Morell was a top CIA officer who played a critical role in the most important counterterrorism events of the past two decades. Morell was by President Bush’s side on 9/11/01 when terrorists struck America and in the White House Situation Room advising President Obama on 5/1/11 when America struck back-killing Usama bin Ladin. From the subway bombings in London to the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Morell always seemed to find himself on the cusp of history.


The Meaning of Human Existence

An interview with Edward O Wilson on his new book
The Meaning of Human Existence
It will probably alter you philosophy


Checklist Manifesto

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In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.

Everyone should read this and have their doctors read it. There is a TED video in the Videos category of Other Topics.

When Lions Roar – The Churchills & The Kennedys

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For those interested in these two prominent families, they will enjoy the book
When Lions Roar by Thomas Maier.

Below is a fairly long You Tube video with the author.

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The Shift And The Shocks

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A Charlie Rose interview on the book The Shift And The Shocks by Martin Wolf.
If you want to know where we are now and might be headed


A Government of Wolves

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Cal Thomas USA Today

The loss of liberty doesn’t begin with invading armies, but with creeping government that slowly and almost imperceptibly invades our privacy with cameras, drones, wiretaps and monitoring of email communication. We are told this is for our own good. In this book John Whitehead sounds a warning about overreaching government we had better heed before the point of no return is reached.

The Railway Man – A most interesting movie and book

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The following Charlie Rose interview with those who made the movie from a most fascinating book, The Railway Man, soon to be released. You will find it most interesting.

The book was written by Eric Lomax, an extraordinary man who spent three years in Japanese POW camps. It is an amazing story and extremely well written.

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Science – Education

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Everyone interested interested in teaching our children Science must look at this…