The John Batchelor Show

Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America by Sam Roberts

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UnCivilization: Urban Geopolitics in a Time of Chaos by Gregory R. Copley

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Bob Dylan In America by Sean Wilentz

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Wed 12/31/14 Author: Seven Mozart Librettos: A Verse Translation by J. D. McClatchy

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Wed 12/31/14 JBS: Part 2: John Taylor, Michael Boskin, Nicholas Wapshott, in re the Keynes-Hayek Roundtable at Hoover Institution, April 2013, with Mary Kissel, WSJ.

Wed 12/31/14 JB: Part 1: John Taylor, Michael Boskin, Nicolas Wapshott, in re the Keynes-Hayek Roundtable at Hoover Institution, April 2013, with Mary Kissel, WSJ.

Mon 12/29/14 Hr 3 JBS: Murad Ismail, from Duhok, Kuristan. Parris Chang, from Taipei, Taiwan. Andrew Lawler, Science, re Silk Road of the Seas.

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Mon 12/29/14 Hr 4: Esme Deprez NYC for artists 2014, Bloomberg. Coral Davenport, NYT, re climate 2014. Thomas Galtz, author, re remembering Georgia's E. Schevarnadze.

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Mon 12/29/14 Hr 2 JBS: Mary Kissel, WSJ. Timothy Kane, Stephen Hauber, Joshua Rauh, Hoover, in re the Federal Government as behemoth.

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Mon 12/29/14 Hr 1 JBS: Richard Epstein, Hoover, on ISIS. Natalie Angier, NYT, on giraffes. Katya Kazakina, Bloomberg, on May art auction NYC.

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Monica Crowley, Fox. Elizabeth Green, NYT.

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Mary Kissel, WSJ. Claudio Sant, author, West of the Revolution. Ann Gibbons, Science.

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Elizabeth Rosenthal, NYT. Anatoly Zak, Sonny Kleinfeld, NYT.

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Murad Ismail from Duhok, Kurdistan.

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Anna Nemtsova, ISIS on Georgia’s Mind, The Daily Beast. Melik Kaylan, author, The Russia-China Axis: The New Cold War and America's Crisis of Leadership by Douglas E. Schoen, Melik Kaylan.

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Author: Fouad Ajami (d. 2014): Boston’s Terror and the Children of the Fault Lines

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The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag After Stalin by Ph.D. Stephen F. Cohen

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Lost in Shangri-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

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Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage BY Douglas Waller

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The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics by Paul Bracken

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Such Men as These: The Story of the Navy Pilots Who Braved the Deadly Skies Over Korea By (author) David Sears

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Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World by Evan Thomas

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The Infinity Puzzle: Quantum Field Theory and the Hunt for an Orderly Universe by Frank Close

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The Quantum Universe: (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does) by Brian Cox (Author), Jeff Forshaw

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Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe by Roger Penrose

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The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

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Final Victory: FDR's Extraordinary World War II Presidential Campaign by Stanley Weintraub

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The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery Behind the Photo That Ended World War II Lawrence Verria (Author), George Galdorisi (Author), David Hartman (Foreword)

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Hell to Pay: Operation Downfall and the Invasion of Japan, 1945-1947 by D. M. Giangreco

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Saving Big Ben: The USS Franklin and Father Joseph T. O'Callahan John R. Satterfield (Author)

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Red Blood, Black Sand: Fighting Alongside John Basilone from Boot Camp to Iwo Jima by Chuck Tatum

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One Marine's War: A Combat Interpreter's Quest for Mercy in the Pacific Gerald A. Meehl (Author)

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Pacific War Uncensored: A War Correspondent's Unvarnished Account of the Fight Against Japan Harold Guard (Author), John Tring

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Nomonhan, 1939: The Red Army's Victory That Shaped World War II Stuart D. Goldman (Author)

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Mary Kissel, WSJ. Stephen F. Cohen, NYU.


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Monica Crowley, Fox. Richard Epstein, Hoover.

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Betsy Hiel, Pittsburgh Tribune Review. Mary Anastasia O'Grady, WSJ. Max Holland,


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Steven Starr, Global Nathan Rich, NYT. Kate Galbraith, NYT International.


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Monica Crowley, Fox. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics.

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Mary Kissel, WSJ. Larry Kudlow, CNBC. Russ Roberts; Michael Boskin, Ed Lazear, Hoover.    

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Dan Henninger, WSJ. Natalie Angier, NYT. Susan Berfield, Bloomberg Businessweek. Lauren Young, Bloomberg.

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T.S. Allen, New York Sun. Brad Wieners, Bloomberg Businessweek. Megan McCloskey, ProPublica. Mary Williams Walsh, NYT.

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Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941 by Stanley Weintraub

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Salena Zito, PTR. Gary Roughead, Hoover. Richard Epstein, Hoover.

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Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal. Devin Nunes (CA-22). Ray Appleton, The Ray Appleton Show on KMJ. Edward W Hayes, criminal defense attorney. John Roskam, Institute of Public Affairs, Melbourne. Francis Rose, Federal News Radio. 

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Michael Vlahos, Naval War College. Elizabeth Rosenthal, NYT. McKay Coppins, Buzzfeed.

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Stephen F. Cohen, NYU & Princeton professor Emeritus; author: Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War, & The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin

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Larry Kudlow, CNBC. Sudeep Reddy, WSJ. John Cochrane, Hoover.

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David Drucker, Washington Examiner. John Fund, NRO. Thaddeus McCotter, WJR. Bill Devlin, Murad Ismail, Kurdistan.

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 Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn, FDD. THADDEUS MCCOTTER, WJR. Gordon Chang,

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Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From by Richard Davenport-Hines

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Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned [Kindle Edition] John A. Farrell

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Paths Without Glory: Richard Francis Burton in Africa Hardcover – December, 2009 by James L. Newman

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A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival during the Korean War by Stanley Weintraub

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Bob Zimmerman, Sid Perkins, Science, Nature. Liz Peek, Fiscal Times.

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 Michael Vlahos, Naval War College. Elizabeth Rosenthal, NYT. Phillip Terzian, Weekly Standard.

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Jim McTague, Barron's. Jerry Hendrix, CNAS. Sebastian Harry Siegel, NYD.

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co-host Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Matthew Levitt, Washington Institute. Eli Lake, Bloomberg View. Ali Afoneh, FDD. Nancy Spielberg, producer, "Above and Beyond."

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co-host Mary Kissel, WSJ. Janet Albrechtsen, Australian. Ed Hayes, attorney.

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Mary O'Grady, WSJ. Paul Gregory, Hoover. Larry Johnson, No Quarter. Arif Rafiq, Foreign Policy.

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Monica Crowley, Fox.  David Grinspoon, Library of Congress. Matt Kaminski, WSJ.

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co-host Gordon Chang, Charles Ortel, Bruce Klingner, Heritage. Nitin Gokhale, India. Parris Chang, Taipei.

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co-host Gordon Chang, Stephen Yates, Idaho GOP. Michael Cole, Jane's Defense Weekly. David Linvingston, SpaceShow.  Jeff Foust, Michael Auslin, AEI.

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Stephen F. Cohen, NYU & Princeton professor Emeritus; author: Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War, & The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin.

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Steve Moore, Heritage. Phil Izzo, WSJ. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover.

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Stephen F. Hayes, Weekly Standard. Carl Zimmer, NYT. Christian Whiton, D.C. International. James Taranto, WSJ.

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co-host Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Peter Skerry, Brookings. Josh Rogin, Bloomberg View..

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Francis Rose, Federal News Radio.  Fergus Hunter, Sydney Morning Herald. Gordon Chang, Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn, FDD.

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Francis Rose, Federal News Radio. David DruckerWashington Examiner. John Fund, NRO. Tom McClintock, Member of Congress. Jed Babbin, American Spectator.

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The Gun by C. J. Chivers

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The Bible of Unspeakable Truths [Kindle Edition] Greg Gutfeld

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Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War [Kindle Edition] Karl Marlantes

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Walter Borneman, author, Iron Horses: America’s Race to Bring the Railroads West.

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Jonathan Bernstein, Bloomberg View. Gordon Chang, Ron Marks, George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute. Amy Chang, Center for a New American Security.

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Michael Vlahos, US Naval War College. Hope Hodge Seck, Military Times.

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David Hawkings, Roll Call. Dan Goure, Lexington Institute. Paul Shinkman, US News and World Report. Jim McTague, Barrons.

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Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents. Ambassador Dennis Ross, Washington Institute. Danielle Pletka, AEI. Ilan Berman, VP, American Foreign Policy Council. Dr. Farzin Nadimi, analyst in military & geopolitical affairs, Iran & Persian Gulf    

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Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal. Larry Johnson, No Quarter. Ed Hayes, Esq. Kori Schake, Hoover. Francis Rose, Federal News Radio.

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Gordon Chang, Fraser Howie, co-author of Red Capitalism. Andrew Collier, Orient Capital Research, Hong Kong. Aaron Back, Heard on the Street, WSJ. Patrick Chovanec, Silvercrest Asset Management.

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co-host Gordon Chang, Charles Burton, Brock University. Eliot Sperling, Indiana University. David Livingston,; Larry Price, Lockheed Martin. Rick Fisher, Internation Assessment and Strategy Center.

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Stephen F. Cohen, NYU & Princeton professor Emeritus; author: Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War, & The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin.

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Larry Kudlow, CNBC. Brett Arends, WSJ. Edward Lazear, Hoover.

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Thaddeus McCotter, Liberty Risen: The Ultimate Triumph of Libertarian-Republicans [Kindle Edition] David Drucker, Washington Examiner; John Fund, NRO. John Nicolson, Glasgow broadcaster.

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Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn, FDD. Thaddeus McCotter, author, Liberty Risen: The Ultimate Triumph of Libertarian-Republicans [Kindle Edition]. Gordon Chang,

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Endgame: Bobby Fischer's Remarkable Rise and Fall - from America's Brightest Prodigy to the Edge of Madness by Frank Brady (Author)

The Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer (Great Discoveries) [Kindle Edition] David Leavitt

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Fortunate Sons: The 120 Chinese Boys Who Came to America, Went to School, and Revolutionized an Ancient Civilization by Liel Leibovitz (Author), Matthew Miller (Author)

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Larry Johnson, No Quarter. John Tamny, RealClearMarkets. Henry I Miller, Hoover. Kate Galbraith, NYT.    

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Chuck Todd, author, The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House.

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Jim McTague, Barron's Washington. Francis Rose, Federal News Radio. Peter Berkowitz, Hoover.  Phillip Terzian, Weekly Standard.    

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Daniel Henninger, WSJ. Liz Peek, The Fiscal Times. Bob Luther, author, The First Apple. Laura Kusisto, WSJ.    

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John Shiffman, author: Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting

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co-host Gordon Chang, Heather Timmons, Mike Davis, University of Hong Kong. Peter Navarro, Univerisity of California, Irvine. David Feith, WSJ.

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co-host Gordon Chang, Christoper Smith, Member of Congress. Gerrit Van Der Wees, Formosan Association for Public Affairs. Joshua Greenman, New York Daily News. David Livingston,; Mark Millis, Tau Zero Foundation.

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Stephen F. Cohen, NYU & Princeton professor Emeritus; author: Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War, & The Victims Return: Survivors of the Gulag after Stalin.

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Larry Kudlow, CNBC. Gregory Zuckerman, WSJ. Joseph Rago. WSJ. Bill Whalen, Hoover.

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Steven Greenhouse, NYT. Michael Ledeen, FDD. Adam Bryant, NYT. Joe Berger, NYT.

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co-host Malcolm Hoenlein, Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. Sheelah Kolhatkar, Blommberg Businessweek. Josh Rogin, Bloomberg View.

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Thaddeus McCotter, WJR. John Fund, NRO. Tunku Varadarajan, Hoover. Murad Ismail, Sinjar Mountain Crisis Group.

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Bill Roggio, Thomas Joscelyn, FDD. Thaddeus McCotter, WJR; Michael Auslin, AEI. Gordon Chang,

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