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    Book Discussion on Habeas Corpus: From England to Empire

    Paul Halliday talked about his book Habeas Corpus: From England to Empire (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010).
    He was interviewed on the University of Virginia campus while at…

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    Book Discussion on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    From the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia, Rebecca Skloot discussed her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

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    Book Discussion on Shop Class as Soulcraft

    From the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia, Matthew Crawford discussed his book, Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work.

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    The Founding Fathers and Religion

    Authors talked about their books on the American Revolution and role played by religion in the founding of the United States. They also responded to questions from members of the…

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    Book Discussion on Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution

    Ji-Li Jiang showed slides as she talked about her book Red Scarf Girl: A Memoir of the Cultural Revolution, published by HarperCollins Children’s Books. The book is about her…

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    The Imperial Presidency

    Authors talked about their books that take a critical look at the U.S.'s role and actions around the world. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
    Moderator John W.…

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    First Ladies' Influence

    The authors talked about their books on the topic of the first ladies' influence in the White House. After their presentations they answered audience members' questions. The panel…

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    Book Discussion on Predictably Irrational

    Dan Ariely talked about his book Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions (HarperCollins; February 19, 2008). Dan Ariely, the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of…

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    Book Discussion on A Nation of Outsiders

    Grace Elizabeth Hale talked about her book A Nation of Outsiders: How the White Middle Class Fell in Love with Rebellion in Postwar America (Oxford University Press, USA; 2011).
    She was…

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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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    Book Discussion on The Googlization of Everything (And Why We Should Worry)

    Siva Vaidhyanathan talked about his book The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry) (University of California Press, 2011).
    He was interviewed on the University of Virginia…

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    Book Discussion on Common Sense: A Political History

    Sophia Rosenfeld talked about her book, Common Sense: A Political History (Harvard University Press, 2011).
    She was interviewed on the University of Virginia campus while at the Virginia…

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    Book Discussion on Courage to Dissent

    Tomiko Brown-Nagin talked about her book, Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press USA, 2011).
    She was interviewed on the…

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    Book Discussion on The Innocent Man

    John Grisham was interviewed while at the Virginia Festival of the Book. He discussed his career as a novelist, his writing practices, and his research on his lone nonfiction title,…

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    Court Cases Panel

    Authors talked about their books on complex court cases. After the presentations, they responded to questions from members of the audience. Alison Booth moderated.
    Lynn Powell is…

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    Book Discussion on Native American Son

    Kate Buford talked about her book Native American Son: The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe (Knopf, 2010).
    She was interviewed on the University of Virginia campus while at the…

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    Book Discussion on Armed Humanitarians: The Rise of Nation Builders

    Nathan Hodge talked about his book, Armed Humanitarians: The Rise of the Nation Builders (Bloomsbury USA, 2011).
    He was interviewed on the University of Virginia campus while at the Virginia…

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    Book Discussion on Fields of Honor

    Historian Ed Bearss talked about his book Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War, published by National Geographic. In the book he chronicles 14 crucial battles ranging…

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    Book Discussion on Moneymakers

    Ben Tarnoff talked about his book Moneymakers: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Notorious Counterfeiters (Penguin Press, 2011).
    He was interviewed on the University of…

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    Book Discussion on Island in a Storm

    From the 2010 Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville, Virginia, Abby Sallenger discussed his book, Islands in a Storm: A Rising Sea, A Vanishing Coast, and a Nineteenth-Century…

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