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Book Discussion: A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov

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Mon, May 5 2014 - 5:30pm

This great Russian classic is set in the Caucasus during the reign of Tsar Nicholas I. Its Byronic anti-hero, Grigory Pechorin, is the prototype of the "superfluous man," often met in other Russian novels. A person of great ability, intelligence and charm, Pechorin can find no real outlet for his talents and becomes bitter, cynical and bored. He takes pleasure in manipulating others and inflicting pain. Read more »

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White House Story

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Wed, Mar 26 2014 - 6:00pm

Melinda Bates, Author, White House Story: A Democratic Memoir Read more »

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Learning from Leonardo

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Tue, Mar 18 2014 - 6:00pm

Fritjof Capra, Founding Director, Center for Ecoliteracy; Author, Learning from Leonardo Read more »

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Svante Pääbo: Neanderthal Man - In Search of Lost Genomes

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Thu, Mar 6 2014 - 6:00pm

Svante Pääbo, Ph.D., Director, Department of Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany Read more »

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The Anatomy of a Byzantine Illustrated Gospel Book

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Thu, Feb 27 2014 - 6:00pm

Kathleen Maxwell, Associate Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Santa Clara University Read more »

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P.J. O'Rourke

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Wed, Feb 12 2014 - 6:00pm

P.J. O'Rourke, H.L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Author, The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way (And It Wasn’t My Fault And I’ll Never Do It Again)

Ronn Owens, KGO Radio Talk Host - Moderator Read more »

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Simon Winchester: Skulls--- A Compelling Tale Of The World's Most Bizarre Collection

Wed, Dec 5 2012 - 6:00pm

Simon Winchester: Skulls – A Compelling Tale Of The World's Most Bizarre Collection

Journalist; Author, A Crack at the Edge of the World and Skulls: An Exploration of Alan Dudley’s Curious Collection

Brian Hackney, CBS 5 Correspondent - Moderator

The renowned writer and raconteur whose books on the 1906 earthquake, Krakatoa and the Oxford English Dictionary captivated readers worldwide now presents a spellbinding exploration of an obsessive collector of what some may call the macabre: more than 300 animal skulls, inclu Read more »

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Four Years Later Panel

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Tue, Mar 20 2007

Evans, Camille - Army Sergeant
Miller, Brett- National Guard Sergeant, Resident, Traumatic Brain Injury Center, VA Palo Alto Hospital
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Destroying the Promise of the Civil Rights Era

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Tue, Oct 3 2006

Steele, Shelby- Fellow, Hoover Institution, 1994-

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Martin Luther King's Final Years

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Fri, Feb 24 2006

Branch, Taylor

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