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    Book Discussion on Good Prose

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder and former executive editor of The Atlantic Richard Todd talked about their book, Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction - Stories and Advice from a…

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    Book Discussion on Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage

    In his book Hugh Brewster profiles several of the first-class passengers aboard the RMS Titanic. The ship with 2,209 on-board included passengers such as Major Archibald Butt, close…

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    Jeff Shaara on The Killer Angels

    Jeff Shaara talked about his father Michael Shaara’s novel, The Killer Angels, written from the perspectives of four generals involved in the Battle of Gettysburg. Jeff Shaara…

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    Book Discussion on Louisa May Alcott

    Harriet Reisen talked about her book Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women (Henry Holt and Co.; October 27, 2009). In her book she recounts the life of Louisa May Alcott, writer,…

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    Jefferson, Adams and Religion

    Scholars spoke about the various books and ideas that shaped the religious theology and philosophy of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. They focused on how various works by religious…

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    Jefferson, Adams and Their Legacy

    Panelists talked about John Adams and Thomas Jefferson’s friendship, legacies, and libraries. They also spoke about the social climate of the Founding Fathers. Following…

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    Book Discussion on Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy

    The team of seven reporters at The Boston Globe who wrote the book and Peter Canellos, who edited it, talked about Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy (Simon and Schuster (February…

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    Book Discussion on Samuel Adams: A Life

    Iras Stoll talked about his book Samuel Adams: A Life (Free Press, November 4, 2008). In the book Mr. Stoll recalls the life of Samuel Adams, who he argues deserves greater recognition…

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    Book Discussion on Sacco & Vanzetti

    Bruce Watson talked about his book Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders, and the Judgment of Mankind, published by Viking. He described the case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo…

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    Book Discussion on Africana

    To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Mount Auburn Cemetery and its African-American history, Henry Louis Gates talked about the creation of the one-volume edition of the 5-volume Africana:…

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    Book Discussion on The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage

    Yossi Sheffi talked about his book, The Resilient Enterprise: Overcoming Vulnerability for Competitive Advantage, published by MIT Press. The book is a look at how companies large and…

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    Book Discussion on The Trial of Henry Kissinger

    Mr. Hitchens talked about his book, The Trial of Henry Kissinger, published by Verso Books. In the book, Mr. Hitchens asserts that former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger…

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    Book Discussion on Transatlantic: Great American Steamships

    Mr. Fox talked about his book, Transatlantic: Samuel Cunard, Isambard Brunel, and the Great American Steamships, published by HarperCollins. Mr. Fox talked about the history…

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    Censorship and Political Correctness Panel

    The members of the panel discussed controversies about books in which they had been involved and other incidents about political correctness issues. William Styron is the author of The…

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    National Book Award of 1902

    Panelists presented their arguments for the book most worthy of the National Book Award in 1902, some fifty years before the actual award was created. The books up for consideration…

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    Book Discussion on Secret Agents

    Ms. Drexler discusses how infectious diseases are reemerging as a major health crisis. Ms. Drexler, author of Secret Agents: The Menace of Emerging Infections, identifies…

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    National Book Award of 1901 Debate

    The panelists presented their arguments for the book most worthy of the National Book Award in 1901, some fifty years before the actual award was created. The books up for…

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    Book Discussion on Tip O'Neill and the Democratic Century

    Mr. Farrell talked about his book, Tip O’Neill and the Democratic Century, published by Little, Brown & Company. The book is the first full-scale biography of the late…

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    Book Discussion on Lost Boston

    Jane Holtz Kay talked about the architectural history of Boston. She primarily used pictures and prints of the city from its early years to modernity in order to make her arguments. …

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    Book Discussion on The Code Book

    Mr. Singh talked about his book The Code Book: The Evolution of Secrecy from Mary, Queen of Scots to Quantum Cryptography, published by Doubleday. He focused on the origins of…

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