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Tonight on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart discusses the history of prohibition with Dan Okrent, author of The Last Call. Libraries are still showing holds on the book, in some cases over 10:1.

Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Daniel Okrent
Retail Price: $30.00
Hardcover: 468 pages
Publisher: Scribner – (2010-05-11)
ISBN / EAN: 0743277023 / 9780743277020

S&S Audio; 9780743599214, CD, $39.99


Tomorrow night, Stewart moves on to an even weightier topic, religion and how it relates to science, with author Marilynne Robinson. Best known for her novels, including the Pulitzer Prize winner, Gilead, in her new book, Robinson takes issue with many current thinkers, including Richard Dawkins. The book has been  reviewed in both the L.A. Times and The Washington Post.

Absence of Mind: The Dispelling of Inwardness from the Modern Myth of the Self (Terry Lectures)
Marilynne Robinson
Retail Price: $24.00
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press – (2010-05-25)
ISBN / EAN: 0300145187 / 9780300145182

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