Books of Our Time Archive

Dean Lawrence Velvel

Produced and hosted by Dean Emeritus Lawrence R. Velvel, Books of Our Time is a public awareness-based programming has developed into an award-winning television series.  Each program is produced and moderated by MSLAW professors, who prepare the outlines. Dean Lawrence R. Velvel, Associate Dean and Professor Michael L. Coyne, Professor Diane Sullivan, and Professor Constance Rudnick have been responsible for hundreds of the programs. Professors, Kurt Olson, Andrej Starkis, Anthony Copani, Peter Malaguti, and Assistant Dean and Professor Joseph Devlin have also been responsible for various programs.

The programs now number over 300 since 1996. On each program leading experts and authors discuss and answer questions about a major topic in their field or important books they have written. The programs allow members of the public, including students at all levels of the educational process, to quickly become familiar with the most important ideas and facts relating to hundreds of different topics.

Books of Our Time: A Very Dangerous Woman: Martha Wright and Women’s Rights Movement

Books of Our Time: Al-Jazeera: The Inside Story of the Arab News Channel that is Changing the West

Books of Our Time: Covering: Hidden Assault on our Civil Rights

Books of Our Time: Eisenhower and Churchill: The Partnership That Saved The World

Books of Our Time: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health

Books of Our Time: His Excellency: George Washington

Books of Our Time: How Medicine’s Complicity With Big Business Can Endanger Your Health

Books of Our Time: Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White-Collar Dreams

Books of Our Time: Making The Most of College

Books of Our Time: Many Unhappy Returns: One Man’s Quest To Turn Around The Most Unpopular Organization

Books of Our Time: Mirror to America

Books of Our Time: My Life In The Middle Ages

Books of Our Time: On Capitol Hill

Books of Our Time: Perilous Times: Free Speech in War Time

Books of Our Time: Right from Wrong: Instilling a Sense of Integrity in Your Child

Books of Our Time: The Baby Business: How Money, Science, and Politics Drive Conception

Books of Our Time: The Bomber Wars: The Allied Air Offensive Against Nazi Germany

Books of Our Time: The Game They Played

Books of Our Time: The Grand Delusion – Part I

Books of Our Time: The Grand Delusion – Part II

Books of Our Time: The Long Emergency: Surviving Catastrophes of the 21st Century

Books of Our Time: The Making Of A Skeptic: The Boys Crusade: The American Infantry – Northwestern Europe 1944-45

Books of Our Time: The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced By War

Books of Our Time: The Power and Promise of Humane Education

Books of Our Time: The Story of World War II – Part I

Books of Our Time: The Story of World War II – Part II

Books of Our Time: The Two Income Trap: Why Middle Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke

Books of Our Time: Thomas Paine and the Promise of America

Books Our Time: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

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