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Conversations: Daniel Okrent, "The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America."

The Guarded Gate

On this edition of Conversations, Daniel Okrent talks about "The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America."  His previous books include the NY Times best-selling Last Call, and Great Fortune, which was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in history.


Conversations: Elaine Weiss, "The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote"

The Woman's Hour

On this edition of Conversations, Elaine Weiss talks about The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote. Wiess is an award-winning journalist and writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper's, The New York Times, and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as in reports and documentaries for National Public Radio and Voice of America.


Conversations: Joel Richard Paul, "Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times"

Without Precedent

On this edition of Conversations, Joel Richard Paul talks about his latest book, Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and his Times. Paul is a professor of constitutional and international law at the University of California Hastings Law School in San Francisco. He is the author of Unlikely Allies: How a Merchant, a Playwright and a Spy Saved the American Revolution, which was named one of the best books of 2009 by The Washington Post.


Conversations: Jason Berry, "City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300"

City of a Million Dreams

On this edition of Conversations, Jason Berry talks about his latest book, City of a Million Dreams: A History of New Orleans at Year 300. Berry is an award-winning writer, investigative reporter, and documentary film producer in New Orleans.


Conversations: Audra Wolfe, "Freedom's Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science"

Freedom's Laboratory

On this edition of Conversations, Audra Wolfe talks about her latest book, Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science. Wolfe is a writer, editor, and historian whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, and the podcast American History Tellers.

Conversations: Brad Meltzer, "The First Conspiracy"

The First Conspiracy

On this edition of Conversations, Brad Meltzer joins us to talk about his latest book, a work of non-fiction, The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington. Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Escape Artist, The Inner Circle, and many other bestselling thrillers, as well as the Ordinary People Change the World series.


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