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The Idealist: The Story Of Baron Pierre de Coubertin By George Hirthler chats with Dr. Alvin

george-hirthler The inspiring yet tragic story of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the French visionary who founded the modern Olympic Games. In its narrative scope, The Idealist spans two centuries, covering the 74 years of Coubertin's life from his birth in Pairs in 1863 to his death in Geneva in 1937. It reveals how the transformation

  • HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 27:  Magic Johnson and Cookie Johnson arrive at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "The Legend Of Tarzan" at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 27, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage) ORG XMIT: 647291517 ORIG FILE ID: 543389986

Believing In Magic: My Story Of Love, Overcoming Adversity, And Keeping The Faith By Cookie Johnson chats with Dr. Alvin

cookie-johnson In her new memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson, shares details of her marriage, motherhood, faith, and how an HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago changed the course of their lives forever. On November 7, 1991, basketball icon Earvin “Magic” Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive.

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Jonathan Waxman, Co-Founder Of Music City Food & Wine Festival chats with Dr. Alvin

jonathan-waxman Author, Chef / Owner Adele's, Bajo Sexto Taco, Barbuto, Brezza Cucina, Jams and Waxman's SF Jonathan Waxman is a native Californian whose family nurtured him in the food arts from an early age. He received the Grand Diplôme from La Varenne School in Paris and mentored with Alice Waters at Berkeley’s legendary Chez Panisse

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The President’s Butler By Laurence Leamer chats with Dr. Alvin

laurence-leamer-butler “A kind of master tutorial in the nuances of American class...This work is an impressively inventive tale, with considerable wisdom to boot. A fictional dramatization of America’s current presidential race, skillfully rendered.” --Kirkus Review Just in time for the election, The President’s Butler will make you laugh out loud about politics. You’ll join Vincent

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DrAlvin.com Welcomes The Mahler’s Second 10th Anniversary Classical Celebration With The Nashville Symphony From 9/22 to 9/24

dave-felipe-mahlers-second PERFORMERS Nashville Symphony Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Nicole Cabell, soprano Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano Nashville Symphony Chorus PROGRAM Schermerhorn – Jubilee: A Tennessee Quilting Party for Orchestra Mahler – Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” Mahler's epic Symphony No. 2 offers a resounding testament to the endurance of the human spirit, with some of the composer's most dramatic

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Democracy’s Lawyer: Felix Grundy of the Old Southwest (Southern Biography Series) By J. Roderick Heller III chats with Dr. Alvin

j-roderick-heller A central political figure in the first post-Revolutionary generation, Felix Grundy (1775-1840) epitomized the "American democrat" who so famously fascinated Alexis de Tocqueville. Born and reared on the isolated frontier, Grundy rose largely by his own ability to become the Old Southwest's greatest criminal lawyer and one of the first radical political reformers in

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Still Here By Lara Vapnyar chats with Dr. Alvin

Lara Vapnyar A profound and dazzlingly entertaining novel from the writer Louis Menand calls "Jane Austen with a Russian soul" In her warm, absorbing and keenly observed new novel, Lara Vapnyar follows the intertwined lives of four immigrants in New York City as they grapple with love and tumult, the challenges of a new home,

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Hairs vs. Squares: The Mustache Gang, the Big Red Machine, and the Tumultuous Summer of ’72 By Ed Gruver chats with Dr. Alvin

Edward Gruver Hairs vs. Squares is an ode to an unforgettable season that began with the first major players’ strike in the history of North American sports and ended with a record-setting World Series played by two of the game’s greatest and most colorful dynasties. In a sign of the times it was Hippies vs.

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All Tomorrow’s Parties: A Memoir By Rob Spillman chats with Dr. Alvin

Rob Spillman Rob Spillman—the award-winning, charismatic cofounding editor of the legendary Tin House magazine—has devoted his life to the rebellious pursuit of artistic authenticity. Born in Germany to two driven musicians, his childhood was spent among the West Berlin cognoscenti, in a city two hundred miles behind the Iron Curtain. There, the Berlin Wall stood

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Dr. Ming Wang On Doing Business With China chats with Dr. Alvin

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