This Weekend on Book TV: The San Antonio Book Festival

Book TV airs on C-Span 2 this weekend from 8 a.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Monday and focuses on political and historical books as well as the book industry. The following are highlights for this coming weekend. For more information, go to Book TV's website.

Saturday, April 15
12 p.m. Book TV explores the history and literary life of Charlottesville, Va. (Re-airs Sunday at 10:30 a.m.)

1:30-7 p.m. Coverage from the fifth annual San Antonio Book Festival, which took place on April 8 in San Antonio, Tex. (Re-airs Sunday at 12 a.m.). Highlights include:
  • 1:30 p.m. Karl Jacoby, author of The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire (Norton, $27.95, 9780393239256).
  • 2:15 p.m. Jeff Guinn, author of The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple (Simon & Schuster, $28, 9781476763828).
  • 3 p.m. Lydia Reeder, author of Dust Bowl Girls: The Inspiring Story of the Team That Barnstormed Its Way to Basketball Glory (Algonquin, $26.95, 9781616204662).
  • 3:45 p.m. Tim Z. Hernandez, author of All They Will Call You (University of Arizona Press, $26.95, 9780816534845).
  • 4:30 p.m. Ali Noorani, author of There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration (Prometheus Books, $25, 9781633883079).
  • 5:15 p.m. Alexandra Zapruder, author of Twenty-Six Seconds: A Personal History of the Zapruder Film (Twelve, $27, 9781455574810).
  • 6 p.m. Lydia Pyne, author of Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Human Fossils (Viking, $28, 9780525429852).
7 p.m. Tom Nichols, author of The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters (Oxford University Press, $24.95, 9780190469412). (Re-airs Sunday at 7:30 a.m.)

8 p.m. Jack Barsky, author of Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America (Tyndale Momentum, $24.99, 9781496416827).

9 p.m. Eugenia Cheng, author of Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics (Basic Books, $27, 9780465094813).

10 p.m. Bill Gertz, author of iWar: War and Peace in the Information Age (Threshold Editions, $26, 9781501154966). (Re-airs Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.)

11 p.m. Alyssa Mastromonaco, author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House (Twelve, $27, 9781455588220), at Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

Sunday, April 16
8:30 a.m. The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City will conduct a complete reading of Elie Wiesel's Night in three parts. Part two will air 1:30 p.m. and part three will air at 5 p.m.

6:30 p.m. Jack E. Davis, author of The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea (Liveright, $29.95, 9780871408662).

8 p.m. Trey Radel, author of Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food (Blue Rider Press, $27, 9780735210721).

10 p.m. Mary Jennings Hegar, author of Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front (Berkley, $26, 9781101988435), at BookPeople in Austin, Tex.

11 p.m. Graeme Wood, author of The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State (Random House, $28, 9780812988758).
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