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About The Book Report

The Book Report, one of MSNBC's online-only shows, is a conversation series with authors about the subjects they care about and the craft of writing. Hosted by Richard Wolffe, author of several books, and the Executive Editor of Catch up on past episodes here.

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Lady Bird Johnson's political influence

How much influence did Lady Bird Johnson have on U.S. politics?

11/10/15 09:48AM

Author Betty Boyd Caroli joins The Book Report to discuss the public and private perceptions of a marriage that once took the center stage of American politics. Her new book, “Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage That Made a President,” takes an in-depth look at the historical couple. watch

The Book Report: Donald Trump's rise to fame

New book charts Donald Trump’s path to candidacy

10/15/15 09:18AM

Author Gwenda Blair joins The Book Report to review her new work, “Donald Trump: The Candidate.” Michael Riedel also shares details from his new book, “Razzle Dazzle,” which stories the transformation of New York’s theater district from gritty to glitzy. watch

Protecting voting rights – then and now

Protecting voting rights – then and now

09/18/15 09:01AM

Ari Berman joins The Book Report to discuss his new book, "Give Us The Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America,” and why access to the ballot remains under threat today. watch

The Book Report: Voting Rights Act evolution

The Book Report: The evolution of the 1965 Voting Rights Act

09/18/15 08:48AM

Ari Berman joins The Book Report to preview his new book, "Give Us The Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America,” which goes in-depth on how the meaning and scope of the Voting Rights Act have shifted since its passage in 1965. watch

The Book Report: Whitey Bulger's real story

The Book Report: How Whitey Bulger changed the world of...

09/16/15 08:20AM

MSNBC's Richard Wolffe sits down with a group of all-star authors to discuss their new books. Gary Rivlin discusses rebuilding New Orleans in 'Katrina,' Linda Hirshman talks women's empowerment in 'Sisters in Law,' and T.J. English dives into Whitey Bulger's past in 'Where the Bodies were Buried.' The... watch

The system that created Whitey Bulger

Examining the universe that helped create Whitey Bulger

09/15/15 08:56AM

Author T.J. English joins The Book Report to preview his new book, “Where the Bodies Were Buried,” which details the corrupted criminal justice system that allowed Whitey Bulger to reign as one of history’s most notorious gangsters. watch

The Book Report: Obama, Clintons, & race

Joy-Ann Reid talks Obama, Clintons, and race

09/08/15 08:03AM

MSNBC's Richard Wolffe and Savannah Sellers sit down with MSNBC National Correspondent Joy-Ann Reid to discuss her new book "Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide." The Book Report airs Tuesdays at 8:30am ET on Shift. watch

Household workers & the labor movement

New book chronicles household workers’ inclusion in the labor movement

09/01/15 08:42AM

Author and activist Premilla Nadasen joins The Book Report to share the stories of women who built recognition for the rights of household workers. Her new book, “Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement,” provides a more in-depth look at domestic worker activism throughout the years. watch