This Weekend on Book TV: The National 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, September 2
10 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Live coverage of the 17th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. Highlights include:

  • 10 a.m. David McCullough, author of The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For (Simon & Schuster, $25, 9781501174216).
  • 11 a.m. Sidney Blumenthal, author of Wrestling With His Angel: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. II, 1849-1856 (Simon & Schuster, $35, 9781501153785).
  • 11:45 a.m. Open phones with J.D. Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (Harper, $27.99, 9780062300546).
  • 1:50 p.m. Open phones with David McCullough.
  • 2:15 p.m. Thomas Friedman, author of Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist's Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $28, 9780374273538).
  • 3:15 p.m. Open phones with Leland Melvin, author of Chasing Space: An Astronaut's Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances (Amistad, $25.99, 9780062496720).
  • 3:40 p.m. Michael Lewis, author of The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds (Norton, $28.95, 9780393254594).
  • 4:40 p.m. Open phones with Thomas Friedman.
  • 5:05 p.m. Condoleezza Rice, author of Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom (Twelve, $35, 9781455540181).
  • 6:05 p.m. Ben Macintyre, author of Rogue Heroes: The History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of War (Broadway, $16, 978101904183).
  • 6:45 p.m. John Farrell, author of Richard Nixon: The Life (Doubleday, $35, 9780385537353).

9 p.m. Angela Dodson, author of Remember the Ladies: Celebrating Those Who Fought for Freedom at the Ballot Box (Center Street, $26, 9781455570935), at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C. (Re-airs Sunday at 7 p.m.)

10 p.m. Mark Levin, author of Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism (Threshold Editions, $27, 9781476773087). (Re-airs Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 3 a.m.)

11 p.m. Alex Ryvchin, author of The Anti-Israel Agenda: Inside the Political War on the Jewish State (Gefen, $19.95, 9789652299147). (Re-airs Sunday at 8 p.m.)

Sunday, September 3
12 p.m. Live In-Depth q&a with Eric Metaxas, author of Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World (Viking, $30, 9781101980019). (Re-airs Monday at 12 a.m.)

10 p.m. John Nichols, author of Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America (Nation Books, $17.99, 9781568587806).

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