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, May 20
10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Live coverage from the 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival at City Hall in Gaithersburg, Md. (Re-airs Sunday at 12 a.m.) Highlight include:
- 10 a.m. Maria Leonard Olsen, author of Not the Cleaver Family: The New Normal in Modern American Families (Tate Publishing, $12.99, 9781683190394).
- 10:35 a.m. Melvin A. Goodman, author of Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence (City Lights, $19.95, 9780872867307).
- 11:15 a.m. Meredith Wadman, author of The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease (Viking, $30, 9780525427537).
- 12:15 p.m. Sharon Weinberger, The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World (Knopf, $32.50, 9780385351799).
- 1:15 p.m. Craig Shirley, author of Reagan Rising: The Decisive Years, 1976-1980 (Broadside, $29.99, 9780062456557).
- 2:15 p.m. Sidney Blumenthal, author of Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. II, 1849-1856 (Simon & Schuster, $35, 9781501153785).
- 3:15 p.m. Sally Mott Freeman, author of The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home (Simon & Schuster, $28, 9781501104145).
- 4:15 p.m. William Hogeland, author of Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28, 9780374107345), and Peter Cozzens, author of The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West (Knopf, $35, 9780307958044) discuss country's militarized westward expansion.
5:15 p.m. C-SPAN's "Local Content Vehicles" tour literary and historical sites in Trenton, N.J. (Re-airs Sunday at 9 a.m.)
7 p.m. Robert M. Sapolsky, author of Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst (Penguin Press, $35, 9781594205071), at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
8 p.m. Paul Starobin, author of Madness Rules the Hour: Charleston, 1860 and the Mania for War (PublicAffairs, $27, 9781610396226). (Re-airs Sunday at 1:18 p.m. and Monday at 2 a.m.)
8:30 p.m. David Grinspoon, author of Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future (Grand Central, $28, 9781455589128). (Re-airs Sunday at 10:30 a.m.)
10 p.m. Stuart Taylor, author of The Campus Rape Frenzy: The Attack on Due Process at America’s Universities (Encounter Books, $27.99, 9781594038853). (Re-airs Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.)
11 p.m. Coverage from the grand opening of the American Writers Museum in Chicago, Ill. (Re-airs Sunday at 7 p.m.)
Sunday, May 21
1 p.m. Linda Lumsden, author of Inez: The Life and Times of Inez Milholland (Indiana University Press, $24, 9780253020604). (Re-airs Monday at 1 a.m.)
8 p.m. Susan Bordo, author of The Destruction of Hillary Clinton (Melville House, $24.99, 9781612196633), at Book Culture Bookstore in New York City. (Re-airs Monday at 6 a.m.)
10 p.m. Peter Andreas, author of Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution (Simon & Schuster, $26, 9781501124396). (Re-airs Monday at 4:45 a.m.)
11:15 p.m. Pamela Paul, author of My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues (Holt, $27, 9781627796316), at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, N.Y.