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    Panel Discussion on Pandemics

    Karen Masterson, author of The Malaria Project: The U.S. Government’s Secret Mission to Find a Miracle Cure, and Sonia Shah, author of Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to…

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    Book Discussion on Drones and Targeted Killing

    Professor Marjorie Cohn talked about her book Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues, in which she examines drone warfare. She spoke at the 22nd annual…

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    Book Discussion on A Carlin Home Companion

    Kelly Carlin talked about her memoir, A Carlin Home Companion: Growing Up with George, about her late father, George Carlin. She spoke at the 22nd annual Virginia Festival of the Book,…

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    Panel Discussion on Astronomy

    Marcia Bartusiak, author of Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved, and Thomas Levenson, author of The Hunt for Vulcan:…

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    Panel Discussion on the Civil War

    James Robertson, author of After the Civil War: The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers, and Civilians Who Changed America; Mark Tooley, author of The Peace That Almost Was: The Forgotten Story of…

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    Panel Discussion on U.S. Naval History

    Dwight Hughes, author of A Confederate Biography: The Cruise of the CSS Shenandoah, and Charles Neimeyer, author of War in the Chesapeake: The British Campaigns to Control the Bay,…

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    Book Discussion on The Man Who Stalked Einstein

    Bruce Hillman talked about his book The Man Who Stalked Einstein: How Nazi Scientist Philipp Lenard Changed the Course of History, in which he recalls the tumultuous relationship between…

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    Panel Discussion on Climate Change and Superstorms

    Kim Cross talked about her book, What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South’s Tornado Alley. She was joined by climatologist Jerry Stenger and…

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    Panel Discussion on Government and Corruption

    Authors Zephyr Teachout, Brandon Garrett, and Charles Lewis participated in a panel discussion on government and corruption. Zephyr Teachout is the author of Corruption in America:…

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    Panel Discussion on Money and Politics

    Authors Jamin Raskin and Ronald Collins participated in a panel discussion on money and politics. Jamin Raskin is the author of Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court versus The…

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    Panel Discussion on Organizing Communities

    Authors Zephyr Teachout and Linda Tirado participated in a panel discussion on organizing communities. Zephyr Teachout is the author of Corruption in America: From Benjamin…

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    Panel Discussion on the Vietnam War

    Authors Robert Timberg, Robert Tecklenburg, and D.S. Lliteras participated in a panel discussion on the Vietnam War. Robert Timberg is the author of Blue-Eyed Boy: A Memoir. Robert…

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    Book Discussion on How We Do Harm

    Dr. Otis Brawley talked about his book, How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America, in which he discusses how medicine is practiced in the U.S. Dr. Brawley…

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    Panel Discussion on World War II

    Cheryl Jorgensen-Earp and Craig Shirley talked about little-known stories from World War II. Professor Jorgensen-Earp is the author of Discourse and Defiance Under Nazi Occupation.…

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    Panel Discussion on the Vietnam War

    Panelists talked about the Vietnam War.  Panelists included Frank Jones, author of Blowtorch: Robert Komer, Vietnam and American Cold War Strategy, Ira Hunt, Jr., author of Losing…

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    Book Discussion on A Dream Foreclosed

    Laura Gottesdiener talked about her book, A Dream Foreclosed: Black America and the Fight for a Place to Call Home, in which she looks at the impact of home foreclosures and evictions on…

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    Panel on African-American History

    Panelists talked about African-American history. Panelists included M.J. O’Brien, author of We Shall Not Be Moved, Pete Daniel, author of Dispossession, Tammy Ingram, author of Dixie Highway,…

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    A Book Discussion with Representative John Lewis and John Carlos

    Representative John Lewis (D-GA) and John Carlos talked about their experiences fighting for civil rights. Representative Lewis was the chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating…

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    Panel on Fighting for Civil Rights through Education and War

    Authors talked about their books that focused on two different methods by which civil rights for African Americans were advanced. Stephanie Deutsch is the author of You Need a…

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    Panel on Hidden Heroes of World War II

    Authors talked about two different men whose experiences in World War II were extraordinary, but not well-known. Robert Gillette talked about his book The Virginia Plan: William B.…

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