This Weekend on Book TV: The Gaithersburg 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, May 19
8 a.m. Scott Tong, author of A Village with My Name: A Family History of China's Opening to the World (University of Chicago Press, $28, 9780226338866).

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Live coverage from the 2018 Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Md. (Re-airs Sunday at 12 a.m.) Highlights include:

  • 10 a.m. Philip Padgett, author of Advocating Overlord: The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb (Potomac Books, $39.95, 9781612349626).
  • 10:35 a.m. Joseph Esposito, author of Dinner in Camelot: The Night America's Greatest Scientists, Writers, and Scholars Partied at the Kennedy White House (ForeEdge, $29.95, 9781512600124).
  • 11:15 a.m. Eugene L. Meyer, author of Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown's Army (Chicago Review Press, $26.75, 9781613735718), and Paula Tarnapol Whitacre, author of A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Purpose (Potomac Books, $32.95, 9781612348551).
  • 12:15 p.m. Barbara Lipska, co-author of The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25, 9781328787309).
  • 1:15 p.m. Lloyd Sederer, author of The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs (Scribner, $26, 9781501179440).
  • 2:15 p.m. Ted Bell, author of Overkill: An Alex Hawke Novel (Morrow, $27.99, 9780062684516), and Bill Press, author of From the Left: A Life in the Crossfire (Thomas Dunne, $27.99, 9781250147158).
  • 3:15 p.m. Ann Marie Ackerman, author of Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee (Kent State University Press, $24.95, 9781606353042).
  • 4:15 p.m. Carl Hoffman, author of The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure (Morrow, $27.99, 9780062439024).

7 p.m. Rosemary Gibson, author of China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America's Dependence on China for Medicine (Prometheus Books, $25, 9781633883819). (Re-airs Sunday at 2 p.m.)

8:30 p.m. Stuart E. Eizenstat, author of President Carter: The White House Years (Thomas Dunne, $40, 9781250104557).

11 p.m. Michael V. Hayden, author of The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies (Penguin Press, $28, 9780525558583), at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C. (Re-airs Sunday at 1 p.m.)

Sunday, May 20
3:30 p.m. William A. Galston, author of Anti-Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy (Yale University Press, $30, 9780300228922).

6:20 p.m. Rebecca Erbelding, author of Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe (Doubleday, $29.95, 9780385542517), at Politics & Prose in Washington, D.C.

7:15 p.m. Awards ceremony for the 2018 Lukas Prize, given to a book on an "American topic of political or social concern." This year's winners are Amy Goldstein, author of Janesville: An American Story (Simon & Schuster, $27, 9781501102233), Stephen Kotkin, author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929-1941 (Penguin Press, $40, 9781594203800), and Chris Hamby, author of Soul Full of Coal Dust: The True Story of an Epic Battle for Justice (Little, Brown, $28, 9780316299473).

10 p.m. Lawrence Wright, author of God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State (Knopf, $27.95, 9780525520108), at Brazos Bookstore in Houston, Tex.

11:15 p.m. Alan Stern and David Grinspoon, authors of Chasing New Horizons: Inside the Epic First Mission to Pluto (Picador, $28, 9781250098962).

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