This Weekend on Book TV: The Southern Festival of Books

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, October 14
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Live coverage of the 2017 Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, Tenn. (Re-airs Sunday at 1 p.m.) Highlights include:

  • 11 a.m. Jonathan Eig, author of Ali: A Life (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $30, 9780544435247).
  • 12 p.m. A discussion on the middle class with Nancy MacLean, author of Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America (Viking, $28, 9781101980965), and Ganesh Sitaraman, author of The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic (Knopf, $28, 9780451493910).
  • 1 p.m. Lee Dugatkin, co-author of How to Tame a Fox (and Build a Dog): Visionary Scientists and a Siberian Tale of Jump-Started Evolution (University of Chicago Press, $26, 9780226444185).
  • 2 p.m. Erick Erickson, author of Before You Wake: Life Lessons from a Father to His Children (Hachette, $20, 9780316439558).
  • 3 p.m. A discussion on American westward expansion with Daniel Sharfstein, author of Thunder in the Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, and the Nez Perce War (Norton, $29.95, 9780393239416), and Roger Hodge, author of Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands (Knopf, $28.95, 9780307961402).
  • 4 p.m. David Haskell, author of The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors (Viking, $28, 9780525427520).
  • 5 p.m. Carter Smith, author of Gangs and the Military: Gangsters, Bikers, and Terrorists with Military Training (Rowman & Littlefield, $37.99, 9781442275164).

7:30 p.m. Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro, authors of The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World (Simon & Schuster, $30, 9781501109867). (Re-airs Sunday at 11 a.m.)

8:30 p.m. Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy (One World, $28, 9780399590566), at Sankofa Books in Washington, D.C. (Re-airs Monday at 1 a.m.)

10 p.m. Craig Shirley, author of Citizen Newt: The Making of a Reagan Conservative (Thomas Nelson, $29.99, 9781595554482). (Re-airs Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.)

11 p.m. Leila Janah, author of Give Work: Reversing Poverty One Job at a Time (Portfolio, $27, 9780735211896). (Re-airs Sunday at 7 p.m.)

Sunday, October 15
8:15 p.m. Elliott Abrams, author of Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring (Cambridge University Press, $24.99, 9781108415620).

10 p.m. A panel discussion on banned books with previously challenged authors David Levithan, Coe Booth and Ariel Schrag.

11:15 p.m. Peter Cozzens, author of The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West (Vintage, $20, 9780307948182).

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