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Joseph Loconte, an Associate Professor of History at the King’s College in New York City, talks about his new book “A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War,” which chronicles the influence of World War I on the lives of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.

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Phil Klay talks about "Redeployment," his book of short stories that draws from his own experience as a Marine in the Anbar province of Iraq. "Redeployment" was awarded the 2014 National Book Award for fiction.

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Paul B. Moses talks about his new book An Unlikely Union: The Love-Hate Story of New York's Irish and Italians and what we can learn from this historical rivalry. 

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Andrew Bacevich, retired professor of international affairs and history at Boston University, talks about ISIS, the Middle East, and the United States military. He is the author of several books, including, Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (2013).

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Roy Peterson, the president of the American Bible Society, talks about “The Living Word” project and the group’s move to Philadelphia.

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Mitzi Schroeder, the director for policy for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA, talks about the refugee crisis in advance of World Refugee Day on June 20.

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Elizabeth Drescher, author of a forthcoming book on the "nones," explains her research and why some "nones" still find Scripture meaningful. 

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Bill McGarvey, author of The Freshman Survival Guide, offers some advice for high school graduates and their parents as families transition to college.

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Msgr. John P. Meier, author of A Marginal Jew, a multivolume study of the historical Jesus, and a professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, offered his analysis of Jesus' parables in this May 20, 2015 lecture at the American Bible Society in New York City. James Martin, S.J. offered the introduction. 

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Robert Ellsberg, an editor at Orbis Books, author of All Saints and the recent article in America, "Called to Be Saints," talks about two candidates for sainthood, Blessed Oscar Romero and Servant of God Dorothy Day, and why are important for today's church.

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