This Weekend on Book TV: Christopher Finan on How Free Speech Saved Democracy

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, July 16
8:50 a.m. Lorien Foote, author of Rites of Retaliation: Civilization, Soldiers, and Campaigns in the American Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, $22.95, 9781469665276). (Re-airs Saturday at 8:50 p.m.)

2 p.m. Michael Burlingame, author of The Black Man's President: Abraham Lincoln, African Americans, and the Pursuit of Racial Equality (Pegasus, $29.95, 9781643138138). (Re-airs Sunday at 2 a.m.)

Sunday, July 17
8 a.m. Devon Carbado, author of Unreasonable: Black Lives, Police Power, and the Fourth Amendment (The New Press, $27.99, 9781620974247). (Re-airs Sunday at 8 p.m.)

8:55 a.m. Eliza Reid, author of Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland's Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World (Sourcebooks, $26.99, 9781728242163). (Re-airs Sunday at 8:55 p.m.)

10 a.m. Kristi Noem, author of Not My First Rodeo: Lessons from the Heartland (Twelve, $30, 9781538707050). (Re-airs Sunday at 10 p.m.)

2 p.m. Chloe Maxmin, author of Dirt Road Revival: How to Rebuild Rural Politics and Why Our Future Depends on It (‎Beacon Press, $24.95, 9780807007518).

3:35 p.m. Christopher Finan, author of How Free Speech Saved Democracy: The Untold History of How the First Amendment Became an Essential Tool for Securing Liberty and Social Justice (Steerforth Press, $16.99, 9781586422981).

4:35 p.m. David Gergen, author of Hearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders Are Made (Simon & Schuster, $29, 9781982170578).

5:35 p.m. Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, author of The Black Agenda: Bold Solutions for a Broken System (St. Martin's Press, $28.99, 9781250276872).

6:25 p.m. Rachel Ferguson and Marcus Witcher, authors of Black Liberation Through the Marketplace: Hope, Heartbreak, and the Promise of America (Emancipation Books, $18, 9781637583449).

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