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Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas Paperback – May 19, 1998
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Six books of collected interviews have been published by PublicAffairs based on the "Booknotes" and "Q and A" series, the latest being "Sundays at Eight." And in 2010, PublicAffairs published "The Supreme Court," a collection of interviews Brian and C-SPAN colleague Susan Swain did with all eleven current and former Supreme Court justices.
Brian's work with C-SPAN has been recognized with the Presidential Medal of Honor and the National Humanities Medal. In 2011, Purdue University, Brian's alma mater, announced the naming of the Brian Lamb School of Communication.
Brian is a longtime resident of Arlington, VA. When he's not devouring newspapers, websites, or nonfiction books, or eating Thai food at his favorite local restaurant, Brian is likely in hot pursuit of the latest country music release
Top Customer Reviews
Each author is covered (only once as a rule) in two to three pages which may touch upon influences, motives, work style and the writing experience. Each chapter begins with an introductory paragraph by Mr. Lamb, but otherwise the show's creator and moderator is not injected into the material, which is presented as straight text rather than in an interview format.
The short chapters make it a wonderful read in all circumstances, the material is engrossing, and one finds many suggestions for further reading here. Well done.
Since April 1989, C-SPAN's Booknotes has been offering one-hour televised conversations with non-fiction authors every Sunday night. Booknotes has interviewed over 710 historians, biographers, policy experts, and journalists. Authors are only interviewed once, regardless of how many books they publish. Eack Booknotes book (there are currently 5 out now) is a collection of essays developed from the edited interview transcripts of each of the sixty-minute interviews with each author. I know you will discover at least 10 books you will want to read after reading this collection of interviews. Enjoy.
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OK, upfront I'll own up to my prejudice. I love the way Brian Lamb does his program, Booknotes, on C-Span. Read morePublished on August 2, 2002 by A Southern Reader