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, June 23
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Coverage from the 15th annual Roosevelt Reading Festival at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, N.Y., which occurred on June 16. (Re-airs Sunday at 12:30 a.m.) Highlights include:
- 12 p.m. Mordecai Lee, author of Promoting the War Effort: Robert Horton and Federal Propaganda, 1938-1946 (LSU Press, $39.95, 9780807145296).
- 12:45 p.m. Sandra Opdycke, author of The WPA: Creating Jobs and Hope in the Great Depression (Routledge, $41.95, 9781138820920).
- 1:30 p.m. Curt Smith, author of The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball and the White House (University of Nebraska Press, $29.95, 9780803288096).
- 2:15 p.m. Charissa J. Threat, author of Nursing Civil Rights: Gender and Race in the Army Nurse Corps (University of Illinois Press, $25, 9780252080777).
- 3 p.m. Philip Padgett, author of Advocating Overlord: The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb (Potomac Books, $39.95, 9781612349626).
- 3:45 p.m. Susan Dunn, author of A Blueprint for War: FDR and the Hundred Days That Mobilized America (Yale University Press, $27.50, 9780300203530).
5:50 p.m. Carey Goldstein, executive director of publicity at Simon & Schuster, previews some of the publisher's forthcoming books.
6 p.m. William Hitchcock, author of The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s (Simon & Schuster, $35, 9781439175668). (Re-airs Sunday at 9:20 p.m.)
7:30 p.m. Cecile Richards, author of Make Trouble: Standing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding the Courage to Lead (Touchstone, $27, 9781501187599). (Re-airs Sunday at 8 a.m.)
10 p.m. John Delaney, author of The Right Answer: How We Can Unify Our Divided Nation (Holt, $26, 9781250294968). (Re-airs Sunday at 9 p.m. and Monday at 12 a.m. and 3 a.m.)
11:10 p.m. Jake Tapper, author of The Hellfire Club (Little, Brown, $27, 9780316472319).
Sunday, June 24
3:10 p.m. Nigel Travis, author of The Challenge Culture: Why the Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback (PublicAffairs, $28, 9781541762145), at BookExpo.
3:30 p.m. Timothy Snyder, author of The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America (Tim Duggan Books, $27, 9780525574460).
5:30 p.m. Lillian Faderman, author of Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death (Yale University Press, $25, 9780300222616).
6:45 p.m. Ben Rhodes, author of The World as It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House (Random House, $30, 9780525509356).
8 p.m. James Rogan, author of On to Chicago: Rediscovering Robert F. Kennedy and the Lost Campaign of 1968 (WND Books, $29.95, 9781944229986).
10:10 p.m. Donna Hylton, author of A Little Piece of Light: A Memoir of Hope, Prison, and a Life Unbound (Hachette, $28, 9780316559256).
11:35 p.m. Casey Gerald, author of There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir (Riverhead, $27, 9780735214200), at BookExpo.