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    Book Discussion on The Death of Meriwether Lewis

    Kira Gale talked about the book she co-wrote, The Death of Meriwether Lewis: A Historic Crime Scene Investigation (River Junction Press; April 1, 2009). In the book the authors examine the…

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    Book Discussion on Secrets

    Mr. Ellsberg talked about his book, Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers, published by Viking Press. Mr. Ellsberg was a Defense Department analyst in 1971…

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    Book Discussion on Kabul 24

    Henry Arnold and Ben Pearson talked about their book Kabul 24: The Story of a Taliban Kidnapping and Unwavering Faith in the Face of True Terror (Thomas Nelson; September 29, 2009). The…

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    Book Discussion on Knocking on Heaven's Door

    Katy Butler talked about her book, Knocking on Heaven’s Door: The Path to a Better Way of Death, in which she argues for more humane, less invasive end-of-life care. She spoke at…

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    Book Discussion on The President Has Been Shot!

    James Swanson talked about his book, The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, in which he details the assassination of the 35th president. He spoke at the…

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    Book Discussion on The Material Gene

    Kelly Happe talked about her book, The Material Gene: Gender, Race, and Heredity after the Human Genome Project, in which she discusses the cultural and social impacts of the study of…

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    Book Discussion on God's Hotel

    Victoria Sweet talked about her book, God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine, in which she chronicles the history of San Francisco’s Laguna…

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    Book Discussion on Milliken's Bend

    Linda Barnickel talked about her book, Milliken’s Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory, in which she chronicles a Civil War battle in which a Union force composed…

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    Book Discussion on War Against the Weak: Eugenics

    The Southern Festival of Books is an annual 3 day event held in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. This 3 hour program includes 4 authors speaking from the Nashville Public…

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    Book Discussion on Crapalachia

    Scott McClanahan talked about his book, Crapalachia: A Biography of Place. He spoke The 2013 Southern Festival of Books, held on October 11-13, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. The festival…

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    Book Discussion on Jesse James

    Mr. Stiles discussed Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War, published by Alfred A. Knopf. The book explores the life of one of America’s most famous names and chronicles…

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    Panel Discussion on Race Relations in the American South

    Authors talked about the history of race relations, civil rights, and justice in the American South. 

    Chet Bush is the author of Called to the Fire: A Witness for God in Mississippi -…

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    Book Discussion on The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap

    Wendy Welch talked about her book, The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book, in which she tell her story of owning…

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    Book Discussion on Trail of Bones: The Files of a Forensic Anthropologist

    Mary Manheim talked about her book Trail of Bones: More Cases from the Files of a Forensic Anthropologist, published by Louisiana State University. The author described the daily…

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    Book Discussion on Breach of Peace

    Eric Etheridge talked about his book Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders (Atlas; Reissue edition May 23, 2008). He delivered an audio/visual presentation on…

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    Book Discussion on River Run Red: The Fort Pillow Massacre

    Andrew Ward talked about his book River Run Red: The Fort Pillow Massacre in the American Civil War, published by Viking. The book detailed the capture of the Union garrison at Fort…

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    Book Discussion on Death's Acre: The Body Farm

    Mr. Bass talked about the book he co-wrote, Death’s Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab, the Body Farm, Where the Dead Do Tell Tales, published by Putnam Publishing…

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    A War Like No Other Panel

    Authors talked about their books on World War II. After their separate presentations they held a joint questioin and answer session for members of the audience.
    James Lee McDonough is…

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    Panel Discussion on Mental Health

    Authors talked about issues relating to mental health in both America and the rest of the world.

    Kenneth Macleish is the author of Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a…

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    Book Discussion on Andrew Jackson: A Life and Times

    Professor Brands talked about his book Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times. In his book, the author discussed the life and presidency of Andrew Jackson. He followed President Jackson…

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