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, November 4
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live coverage from the 2017 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Tex. (Re-airs Saturday at 9 p.m.) Highlights include:
- 11 a.m. Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II (Hachette Books, $28, 9780316352536), and Meredith Hindley, author of Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II (PublicAffairs, $30, 9781610394055).
- 12 p.m. Michael Hurd, author of Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas (University of Texas Press, $24.95, 9781477310342).
- 1 p.m. A panel discussion on drug cartels in Mexico, Central America and South America with authors Hipolito Acosta, Melissa del Bosque and Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera.
- 2 p.m. Peter Wadhams, author of A Farewell to Ice: A Report from the Arctic (Oxford University Press, $15.99, 9780190691158), and Juli Berwald, author of Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone (Riverhead, $27, 9780735211261).
- 3 p.m. James Forman Jr., author of Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $27, 9780374189976), and Danielle Allen, author of Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A. (Liveright, $24.95, 9781631493119).
- 4 p.m. Jared Yates Sexton, author of The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage (Counterpoint, $26, 9781619029569), and Kevin Young, author of Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News (Graywolf Press, $30, 9781555977917).
- 5 p.m. Ellen Ullman, author of Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology (MCD, $27, 9780374534516).
6 p.m. C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles tour literary and historical sites in Sioux Falls, S.D.
8 p.m. Laura Ingraham, author of Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reagan to Trump (St. Martin's Press, $27.99, 9781250150646). (Re-airs Sunday at 6 p.m.)
Sunday, November 5
12 p.m. Live In-Depth q&a with Michael Lewis, author of The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds (Norton, $16.99, 9780393354775). (Re-airs Sunday at 12 a.m.)
3 p.m. Carol Anderson, author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (Bloomsbury, $17, 9781632864130), and Angela J. Davis, author of Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment (Pantheon, $27.95, 9781101871270), live at the Texas Book Festival.
4 p.m. A panel discussion on the U.S.-Mexico border with authors Lauren Markham, Roger Hodge and Melissa del Bosque, live at the Texas Book Festival.
5 p.m. Paula Lavigne and Mark Schlabach, authors of Violated: Exposing Rape at Baylor University amid College Football's Sexual Assault Crisis (Center Street, $27, 9781478974086), live at the Texas Book Festival.
7 p.m. Diana Henriques, author of A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History (Holt, $32, 9781627791649), at WORD Bookstore in Brooklyn, N.Y.
7:50 p.m. Lawrence Freedman, author of The Future of War: A History (PublicAffairs, $30, 9781610393058).