and that straw trafficking and other ways, to avoid those systems. >> we will wrap it up, criminals don't of a law. at >> prosecuting them to the maximum extent. >> around applause for our panel. [applause] >> thank you. >> right, yes, the authors will be very grateful if you follow us down the yellow brick road and signing copies of your books. a [inaudible conversations]
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may 29th through the 30 first, we will be talking with authors and publishing executives at the publishing industry's annual trade show, bookexpojohn merrick on new york city and we will be live from the chicago tribune on june 7th and eighth. on saturday, june 21st, the fdr presidential library will be holding the eleventh annual roosevelt freedom festival. there will be 12 authors of recently published works that draw upon the roosevelt archives. >> i'm not defending lois lerner. i want to hear what she had to say, why she was unaware of the inappropriate material for a year after they were created. i want to know why she did not mention the inappropriate criteria in her letters to
congress. i could not vote to violate an individual's fifth amendment rights just because i want to hear what she has to say. a much greater principle is at stake here today. the sanctity of the fifth amendment rights for all citizens of the united states of america. >> i have never alleged that goes to the president. i said that the tea party would clearly and fairly be described as enemies or adverse to the president's policies and i think that is pretty comfortable to understand and they were targeted by somebody who politics is with the president and quite frankly was trying to overturn -- the supreme court decision in citizens united in support of the president's position using her power and with that i yield back and urge support. >> this weekend on c-span house debate on former house officials lerner in contempt of congress for refusing to answer questions
about targeting conservative groups. this morning at 10:00 eastern and on booktv in point of the attack, john you, argues the administration's foreign policy will harm regional and international safety. sunday at 7:30 p.m. on c-span2. and on american history tv look at the newly unveiled restoration of george washington's known vernon dining room sunday night at 9:30 on c-span2. >> i convened a symposium on upton sinclair to try to get all the existing scholars, there were only four and most hadn't written about him for 20 years and since then two had sadly died and the last one said to me you are the keeper of the flame now. it is up to you. is it really? upton sinclair is so famous, only famous for the jungle. that is where the story ends for
most people. where your story began is how he became famous. my publisher may be used the term celebrity intellectual. that wasn't my idea. it is true that he kind of invented the idea of being a celebrity, like matt damon, like michael more, who stands for something. who says all right, i know i am famous. you are going to listen to me talk about this. he did that with the local strike, he invented the idea of picketing the corporate headquarters of rockefeller in new york city with black armbands to protest the massacre at ludlow. he also invented investigative reporting in chicago with the jungle. so much more i would like to say about him. i hope you will read my book. i hope you will join me in helping not have them disappear from memory.
he has a lot to teach us, whether it is the politics of food, one of the central issues of his life, and very ardent temperance crusade arabic as he was a child of an alcoholic. and i think as chris said you could only understand sinclair best, we know about the syndrome of alcoholics, we know how they feel about alcohol. that was him. he made a movie called the web parade which was one of the very few movies that feature the temperance agent as a hero. trying to bust of the bootlegged liquor places as a hero. he had jimmy durant in its comments and they wouldn't even allow sinclair in because he didn't have a tuxedo. there are so many stories i could tell. >> you can watch this and other programs online at booktv.org. >> here's a look at the
best-selling nonfiction books according to the new york times. at the top of the list is michael lewis's book on high-frequency trading/boys. booktv host of your call in program with mr. lewis last month that can be viewed any time at booktv.org. in a fighting chance by massachusetts senator elizabeth warren cover the senator's talking washington d.c. earlier this month. look for it to air in the coming weeks. good morning america and robyn roberts comes in third with her memoir everybody has got something followed by french economist thomas piketti's capital in the twenty-first century. for arrived, by the president and editor-in-chief of the huffington post media group, area huffington. nightline a anchor dan harris's 10% happier is in sixth. seventh is political commentator bill o'reilly and historian martin deuteride's killing
jesus. next, the divide. american injustice in the age of the wealth gap by matt taibbi. booktv recently covered a talk by the investigative reporter at the louisville free public library. look for it to air soon. ninth is a collection of essays and stories by marina keegan, the opposite of loneliness with wrapping up the list is the confidence code, clair shipman interviewed women in positions of leadership to find out what made them successful. these are the current best-selling nonfiction books according to the new york times. >> you are watching booktv on c-span2. here is our prime time lineup. at 7:00 p.m. eastern deborah hicks talks to booktv from duke university and at 7:30 p.m. coeditors and contributors to the book democratization and a authoritarianism in the arab world discuss their. at 9:20, the use of you but by hitler in world war ii. ..