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Julia Flynn Siler

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Julia Flynn Siler is the New York Times bestselling author of The House of Mondavi. Her most recent book, Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure, is a San Francisco Chronicle bestseller. An award-winning journalist, she lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons. She is now at work on a history set in San Francisco's Chinatown at the turn of the 20th Century, forthcoming from Alfred A. Knopf. Please visit for more information.

Julia discussed Lost Kingdom on NPR's All Things Considered on Sunday,...

Brian Lamb

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Brian Lamb is the founder of C-SPAN and now serves as the C-SPAN Networks' Executive Chairman. Since C-SPAN's founding in 1979, Brian has been a regular on-camera presence, interviewing all presidents since Reagan and many world leaders, members of Congress, journalists, and authors. Over 15 years beginning in 1989, Brian interviewed 801 non-fiction authors for a weekly series called "Booknotes." Currently, Brian hosts "Q and A," a Sunday evening, hour-long interview program with people who are making things happen in the public sphere.Six books of collected interviews have been published...