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Episode Detail: George H. W. Bush and Brent Scowcroft: A World Transformed - Booknotes

In a 1998 interview, former president George H.W. Bush and former national security adviser Brent Scowcroft discuss “A World Transformed,” which recounts the dramatic events in foreign affairs from 1989 to 1991 (the first three years of Bush's tenure in office). Other topics include why they wrote the book together; how they met; and Bush's relationships with other world leaders, including Mikhail Gorbachev and Francois Mitterand.

Episodes: Booknotes (440)

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11/2/2012: Peter Henriques on George Washington and the Invention of Nationhood
10/27/2012: Neoconservatism
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9/29/2012: My Fight to Save Vietnam
9/15/2012: The Stevensons
9/8/2012: Five Myths of Television Power
9/1/2012: Left Back
8/25/2012: The Long Affair
7/28/2012: The Theme Is Freedom
7/21/2012: Energy in the Executive
7/7/2012: Into the Storm
6/30/2012: Badge of Courage: The Life of Stephen Crane
6/16/2012: The Senate: 1789-1989
5/19/2012: Promise and Power
5/12/2012: The Kinder, Gentler Military
2/18/2012: Karen Armstrong
2/11/2012: Lerone Bennett Jr: Forced Into Glory
6/25/2011: John Berendt: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
12/11/2010: Joseph Persico: Roosevelt's Secret War
11/7/2009: Susan Eisenhower
10/18/2008: Robert Skidelsky
5/3/2008: Mona Charen
3/8/2008: Michael Parenti: The Assassination of Julius Caesar
2/2/2008: Randall Kenan: Walking on Water
10/13/2007: Robert Caro: Means of Ascent
7/14/2007: Jim Mann: Beijing Jeep: American Business in China
6/17/2006: Paul Brace & Barbara Hinckley: Follow the Leader
12/11/2005: Witold Rybczynski: A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmstead & America in the 19th Century
10/13/2005: Louise Barnett
7/23/2005: Joseph Ellis: Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams
7/16/2005: Nathan Miller, Theodore Roosevelt: A Life
5/8/2005: David Hackworth: About Face
4/3/2005: Dan Baum, Citizen Coors: An American Dynasty
3/19/2005: Ward Connerly: Creating Equal
1/15/2005: Terry Eastland
12/5/2004: Mark Edmundson: Why Read?
11/14/2004: Stephen Greenblatt
10/31/2004: Chris Wallace: Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
10/17/2004: John McCaslin: Inside the Beltway
8/22/2004: Dorie McCullough Lawson: Posterity
8/22/2004: Letters of Great Americans to Their Children
8/15/2004: Dennis Hastert: Speaker
8/14/2004: Virginia Postrel: The Future and Its Enemies
8/7/2004: Don Hewitt: Tell Me a Story
5/29/2004: Anna Quindlen: Thinking Out Loud
5/9/2004: Charles Ogletree: All Deliberate Speed
5/3/2004: Eric Lax: The Mold in Dr. Florey's Coat
3/21/2004: Constance Hays
3/14/2004: John Dean
2/29/2004: George Soros: The Bubble of American Supremacy
2/22/2004: Kenneth Silverman: Lightning Man: The Accursed Life of Samuel B. Morse
2/1/2004: Abigail Thernstrom: No Excuses
2/1/2004: Book Discussion on 'An End to Evil'
1/18/2004: John Seigenthaler
1/4/2004: Brenda Wineapple: Hawthorne: A Life
12/21/2003: Matthew Pinsker: Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham Lincoln and the Soldiers' Home
12/1/2003: Bruce Feiler: Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths
10/5/2003: Jessica Stern: Terror in the Name of God
10/3/2003: David Von Drehle: Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
9/21/2003: Eric Rauchway: Murdering McKinley
8/23/2003: Dorothy Height: Open Wide the Freedom Gates
8/17/2003: David Lipsky: Absolutely American: Four Years at West Point
7/27/2003: Kenneth Ackerman: Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield
7/14/2003: Willard Scott: The Older the Fiddler, the Better the Tune
7/6/2003: Jon Kukla
6/8/2003: Azar Nafisi: Reading Lolita in Tehran
6/1/2003: Raymond Strother: Falling Up: How a Redneck Helped Invent Political Consulting
5/25/2003: Anne Applebaum: Gulag: A History
5/18/2003: Paul Theroux: Dark Star Safari
5/11/2003: Monica Langley: Tearing Down the Walls
5/4/2003: Dorothy Rabinowitz: No Crueler Tyrannies
4/12/2003: Rick Atkinson: An Army at Dawn
4/12/2003: Samantha Power: A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
4/6/2003: Roy Morris: Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden and the Stolen Election of 1876
4/5/2003: Sandra Day O'Connor
3/23/2003: Bernard Bailyn: To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders
3/16/2003: Michael Howard: The First World War
3/9/2003: Dana Priest: The Mission: Waging War and Keeping Peace with America's Military
3/2/2003: John McWhorter: 'Authentically Black: Essays for the Black Silent Majority'
3/1/2003: Jeanne Simon: Codename: Scarlett
2/23/2003: Joy Hakim: 'Freedom: A History of Us'
2/9/2003: Amy Chua: World on Fire
12/19/2002: Margaret MacMillan: Paris 1919
12/15/2002: John Taliaferro: Great White Fathers
12/1/2002: Six Months That Changed the World
10/27/2002: Charles Slack
10/13/2002: Linda Greenlaw: The Lobster Chronicles: Life on a Very Small Island
9/15/2002: Arnold Ludwig: King of the Mountain
9/8/2002: Dennis Hutchinson: The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox
8/8/2002: Six Days of War
7/28/2002: Beppe Severgnini
7/14/2002: Nguyen Cao Ky: Buddha's Child
7/7/2002: Sandra Mackey: The Reckoning: Iraq and the Legacy of Saddam Hussein
6/23/2002: Diana Preston: Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy
3/24/2002: Jon Ronson: Them
3/10/2002: Richard Lingeman: Sinclair Lewis
2/17/2002: Edward Steers Jr.: Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
2/11/2002: Frank Wu, Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White
1/23/2002: Growing Up on a Cattle Ranch
1/6/2002: Bill Press: Spin This!
12/30/2001: Bernard Lewis: What Went Wrong?: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response
12/16/2001: Peter Bergen: Holy War, Inc.
12/9/2001: Phyllis Lee Levin: Edith and Woodrow: The Wilson White House
12/2/2001: Laura Claridge: Norman Rockwell---A Life
11/25/2001: Kirkpatrick Sale: The Fire of His Genius: Robert Fulton and the American Dream
10/21/2001: Fran Grace
10/7/2001: Midge Decter: An Old Wife's Tale
9/9/2001: Irvin Molotsky: The Flag, the Poet and the Song
8/26/2001: Thomas Fleming: The New Dealers
7/15/2001: Sally Satel: PC, M.D.
6/14/2001: Longest-Held Prisoner of War
4/29/2001: Kiron Skinner
4/8/2001: William Cooper: Jefferson Davis, American
3/21/2001: Reagan, in His Own Hand
2/18/2001: Maurizio Viroli
2/11/2001: Kurt Eichenwald: The Informant: A True Story
2/4/2001: Kurt Eichenwald: The Informant: A True Story
1/28/2001: Arlen Specter: Passion for Truth
1/14/2001: Dinesh D'Souza: The Virture of Prosperity
12/31/2000: Peter Hitchens
12/24/2000: Robert Putnam: Bowling Alone
10/8/2000: Diane Ravitch
10/5/2000: Book Discussion on 'First Mothers'
10/1/2000: Nina Easton: Gang of Five
9/3/2000: Harold Bloom
8/20/2000: Harry Stein: How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy and Found Inner Peace
6/8/2000: Joyce Appleby: Inheriting the Revolution
6/4/2000: Zachary Karabell, The Last Campaign: How Harry Truman Won the 1948 Election
5/25/2000: James Bradley: Flags of Our Fathers
4/23/2000: Walter Mosley: Workin' on the Chain Gang: Shaking off the Dead Hand of History
4/16/2000: Allen Guelzo
4/2/2000: Philip Short: Mao: A Life
2/27/2000: Gina Kolata: Flu
2/6/2000: Arthur Herman: Joseph McCarthy
1/23/2000: Isaac Stern
1/19/2000: The Great Influenza Pandemic
12/26/1999: Tom Wheeler: Take Command! Leadership Lessons from the Civil War
11/28/1999: Winston S. Churchill III: The Great Republic: A History of America
11/10/1999: Tina Rosenberg: Children of Cain
10/31/1999: Patrick Tyler: A Great Wall: Six Presidents and China, An Investigative History
10/3/1999: James Glassman
8/22/1999: David Atkinson: Leaving the Bench: Supreme Court Justices at the End
8/15/1999: Elizabeth Norman: We Band of Angels
8/8/1999: H.W. Crocker III: Robert E. Lee on Leadership
7/4/1999: Floyd Flake: The Way of the Bootstrapper
5/23/1999: Jean Strouse
4/20/1999: American Financier
4/15/1999: Book Discussion on Great Minds of History
3/28/1999: Norman Podhoretz: Ex-Friends
3/21/1999: Richard Shenkman: Presidential Ambition: How the Presidents Gained Power, Kept Power, and Got Things Done
3/14/1999: Allen Weinstein
1/10/1999: John Morris: Get the Picture: A Personal History of Photojournalism
12/27/1998: Peter Jennings: The Century
11/20/1998: A. Scott Berg
10/25/1998: Dorothy Herrmann
10/4/1998: George H. W. Bush and Brent Scowcroft: A World Transformed
9/20/1998: Larry Tye: The Father of Spin
8/30/1998: Robert Sobel, Coolidge: An American Enigma
7/26/1998: Richard Holbrooke: To End a War
7/12/1998: John Lewis: Walking With the Wind
4/26/1998: Molly Ivins: You Got to Dance With Them That Brung You
4/14/1998: Book Discussion on 'When Memory Speaks'
4/12/1998: Taylor Branch: Pillar of Fire
4/5/1998: Paul Johnson: A History of the American People
3/8/1998: John Marszalek: The Petticoat Affair
1/25/1998: Daniel Pipes
1/11/1998: Iris Chang: The Rape of Nanking
12/14/1997: Susan Butler: East to the Dawn
10/19/1997: Nat Hentoff
10/12/1997: Geoffrey Perret
9/25/1997: Vindicating the Founders
9/7/1997: Brian Burrell: The Words We Live By
8/31/1997: Frank McCourt: Angela's Ashes: A Memoir
8/24/1997: Peter Maas: Underboss---Sammy the Bull Gravano’s Story of Life in the Mafia
8/17/1997: American Scripture
8/10/1997: James Tobin
8/3/1997: LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman
7/6/1997: Jack Rakove
6/22/1997: James Humes
6/8/1997: Pavel Palazchenko
6/1/1997: Jill Krementz
5/25/1997: Jane Holtz Kay
5/18/1997: Anne Matthews
5/4/1997: Christopher Buckley
4/20/1997: Leonard Garment
4/13/1997: David Horowitz
4/6/1997: Keith Richburg
3/30/1997: Claude Andrew Clegg III
3/23/1997: Jon Katz
3/19/1997: John Fialka
3/9/1997: Sarah Gordon
2/16/1997: Katharine Graham
2/9/1997: John Brady
2/2/1997: Henry Grunwald
1/27/1997: Sylvia Jukes Morris
1/26/1997: David Boaz
1/19/1997: Alfred Zacher
1/5/1997: Edward Jay Epstein
12/22/1996: David Denby
11/17/1996: Conor Cruise O'Brien
11/10/1996: Leon Dash
11/3/1996: Andrew Ferguson
9/29/1996: Monica Crowley: Nixon Off the Record
9/15/1996: Lloyd Kramer
9/8/1996: Donald Warren
9/1/1996: Drew Gilpin Faust
8/25/1996: Eleanor Clift and Tom Brazaitis: War Without Bloodshed
8/20/1996: George Armstrong Custer
8/4/1996: Denis Brian
7/28/1996: James Lardner
7/21/1996: Eleanor Randolph
6/30/1996: Glenn Simpson
6/16/1996: Albert Murray
5/26/1996: Noa Ben Artzi-Pelossof: In the Name of Sorrow and Hope
5/19/1996: Michael Sandel
5/5/1996: David Broder
4/28/1996: David Reynolds
4/14/1996: Wayne Fields
4/7/1996: Jean Baker
3/17/1996: Clarence Page
3/10/1996: Johanna Neuman
3/3/1996: Hillary Rodham Clinton
2/25/1996: H.W. Brands
2/18/1996: Dan Balz
2/11/1996: Lance Banning
2/4/1996: Denis Prager
1/28/1996: Carlo D'Este
1/7/1996: Colin Powell
12/24/1995: David Herbert Donald
12/17/1995: Evan Thomas
12/13/1995: Book Discussion on 'My American Journey'
12/10/1995: David Brinkley
12/3/1995: James Baker
11/19/1995: Bell Hooks
11/5/1995: Marlin Fitzwater
10/22/1995: David Fromkin
10/1/1995: Andrew Sullivan
9/24/1995: Irving Kristol
9/17/1995: Elsa Walsh
9/10/1995: Emory Thomas
8/25/1995: Divided Lives
7/30/1995: John Hockenberry
7/23/1995: Newt Gingrich
7/9/1995: DeWayne Wickham
7/2/1995: Ari Hoogenboom
6/25/1995: Norman Mailer
6/23/1995: Armstrong Williams
6/4/1995: Hanan Ashrawi
5/28/1995: John Niven
5/21/1995: Linn Washington
5/7/1995: David Maraniss
4/30/1995: Michael Klare: Rogue States and Nuclear Outlaws
4/23/1995: Robert McNamara
4/16/1995: Alvin and Heidi Toffler
4/2/1995: Gertrude Himmelfarb: The De-Moralization of Society
3/26/1995: James Loewen
3/12/1995: Donald Kagan
3/5/1995: Lynn Sherr: Failure Is Impossible
2/26/1995: Alan Ryan
2/19/1995: Jimmy Carter
2/12/1995: Philip Howard
2/5/1995: M. Stanton Evans
1/15/1995: Anthony Cave Brown
1/1/1995: Doris Kearns Goodwin
12/11/1994: Elizabeth Drew
12/4/1994: Charles Murray
11/27/1994: Melba Pattillo Beals
11/20/1994: Milton Friedman: F.A. Hayek's Road to Serfdom
11/13/1994: John Kenneth Galbraith
11/6/1994: Bill Thomas
10/30/1994: David Frum
10/23/1994: Liz Carpenter: Unplanned Parenthood
10/9/1994: Henry Louis Gates Jr.: Colored People
9/18/1994: Irving Bartlett
8/28/1994: John Leo
8/21/1994: Hugh Pearson
7/24/1994: Dan Quayle
7/17/1994: David Fischer
7/10/1994: Cal Thomas
6/5/1994: Stephen Ambrose
5/21/1994: James McPherson
5/15/1994: Forrest McDonald
5/8/1994: John Keegan
5/1/1994: Howell Raines
4/17/1994: James Cannon
4/10/1994: Fifth Anniversary Special
3/27/1994: John Corry
3/20/1994: Clare Brandt
3/15/1994: Andrew Young
2/13/1994: Bill Emmott
1/23/1994: Gary Hymel
1/16/1994: Carolyn Barta
12/19/1993: John Podhoretz
12/12/1993: Richard Reeves
12/5/1993: Margaret Thatcher
11/28/1993: Betty Friedan
11/14/1993: Herbert Block
11/7/1993: Charles Mee
10/31/1993: Andrew Nagorsky
10/10/1993: Alan Brinkley
10/3/1993: Peter Skerry: Mexican-Americans: The Ambivalent Minority
9/24/1993: William F. Buckley Jr., Happy Days Were Here Again: Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist
9/19/1993: Madeline Cartwright
7/25/1993: David Remnick: Lenin's Tomb
7/11/1993: David Halberstam
6/27/1993: George Shultz
6/20/1993: Howard Kurtz
6/13/1993: David Brock
6/6/1993: J. Bowyer Bell
5/30/1993: Douglas Davis
5/16/1993: Book Discussion on Thinking Out Loud
5/9/1993: Charles Adams: For Good & Evil: The Impact of Taxes on the Course of Civilization
4/25/1993: Lisa Belkin
4/18/1993: Douglas Brinkley
4/4/1993: Strom Thurmond and the Politics of Southern Change
2/28/1993: Kay Mills
12/13/1992: Brian Kelly
12/6/1992: Daniel J. Boorstin
11/29/1992: Charles J. Sykes
11/22/1992: Norman Schwarzkopf: It Doesn't Take a Hero
11/15/1992: Derrick Bell
11/1/1992: Barbara Hinckley
10/25/1992: Susan Faludi
9/8/1992: Sen. Paul Simon: Advice and Consent
8/30/1992: Neil Postman
7/13/1992: The Way to the White House
6/28/1992: David Savage
6/21/1992: John Jackley
6/14/1992: William Lee Miller: The Business of May Next
5/31/1992: Lester Thurow: Head to Head: The Coming Economic Battle Among Japan, Europe and America
5/17/1992: Robert Bartley: The Seven Fat Years and How to Do It Again
5/3/1992: Earl Black and Merle Black
3/29/1992: Nan Robertson
3/22/1992: Linda Chavez: Out of the Barrio
2/2/1992: Robert Cwiklik: House Rules: A Freshman Congressman's Initiation to the Backslapping, Backpedaling, and Backstabbing Ways of Was
12/29/1991: A Life
12/29/1991: Jimmy Breslin
11/24/1991: James B. Stewart
8/18/1991: Liz Trotta: Fighting for Air
8/4/1991: Elaine Sciolino: The Outlaw State: Saddam Hussein's Quest for Power and the Gulf Crisis
4/28/1991: Caroline Kennedy and Ellen Alderman
3/24/1991: Richard Brookhiser
12/2/1990: Carol Barkalow: In the Men's House
11/11/1990: Blaine Harden
11/4/1990: Paul Taylor
10/20/1990: Anthony Lewis
10/14/1990: Harold Stassen, Eisenhower: Turning the World Toward Peace
9/23/1990: Jannette Dates: Split Image
6/10/1990: Preferential Policies
6/10/1990: Thomas Sowell: Preferential Policies
5/6/1990: Morley Safer: Flashbacks on Returning to Vietnam
3/21/1990: Robert Caro: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
3/4/1990: Richard Barnet: The Rockets' Red Glare: When America Goes to War
2/18/1990: Peggy Noonan
12/24/1989: Richard Rhodes, Farm: A Year in the Life of an American Farmer
11/19/1989: Robin Wright: In the Name of God
10/30/1989: Shadow Warrior
10/29/1989: Ralph David Abernathy: And the Walls Came Tumbling Down: An Autobiography
10/15/1989: Harrison Salisbury: Tiananmen Diary
6/18/1989: Sen. Robert Byrd
5/21/1989: Gregory Fossedal: The Democratic Imperative
7/16/1928: George Wilson: Mud Soldiers: Life Inside the New American Army
Bob Woodward
Nicholas Kristof; Sheryl Wudunn
Sanford Ungar
Stanley Greenberg
Nicholas Basbanes
Norman Ornstein
Thomas West
Tom Rosenstiel
Pierre Salinger
Paul Nagel
R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
Melba Patillo Beals
Anita Hill
Molly Ivins
Richard Norton Smith
Nell Irvin Painter
Nathan McCall
Eric Alterman
Peter Hamill
Michael Elliot
Harold Holzer
Steven Waldman
James Reston
Michael Medved
Tinsley Yarbrough
Nan Robertson
Paul Hollander
William H. Rehnquist
Mickey Kaus
Neil Postman
Gilbert Fite
Paul Kennedy
Michael Kelly
Blanche Weisen Cook
Nadine Cohodas
Molly Moore
Malcolm Browne
Willard S. Randall
David L. Lewis
Peter Arnett
Stanley Weintraub
Sam Roberts
Paul Weaver
Merrill Peterson
Peter Collier
Shelby Foote
Ben Yagoda
Dan Rather
Milton Friedman
Marvin Olasky
Peter Robinson
Yuri Shvets
Neil Baldwin
Robert Timberg
Tim Penny; Major Garrett
Marc Fisher
Robert Richardson
Peter Brimelow
Robert Leckie
Robert Merry
Stanley Crouch
Robert Kaplan
Seymour Martin Lipset
Paul Greenberg
Theodore Sorensen
David Friedman
Robert Bork
Robert Ferrell
Paul Hendrickson
Stanley Wolpert
Sam Tanenhaus
Richard Bernstein
Mikhail Gorbachev
Walter Cronkite

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