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    Book Discussion on Jack London

    Cecelia Tichi talked about her book, Jack London: A Writer’s Fight for a Better America. “Jack London: A Writer’s Fight for a Better America” took place in the…

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    Book Discussion on Screening Room

    Alan Lightman talked about his book, Screening Room: Family Pictures. “Screening Room: Family Pictures” took place in the Nashville Public Library at the 27th annual Southern…

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    Book Discussion on The Wind in the Reeds

    Wendell Pierce talked about his book, The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, a Play, and the City that Would Not Be Broken. “The Wind in the Reeds: A Storm, a Play, and the City that Would…

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    Book Discussion on My Southern Journey

    Rick Bragg talked about his book, My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South. “My Southern Journey: True Stories from the Heart of the South” took place in…

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    Panel Discussion on Race in America

    Kristen Green, author of Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, A Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle, and Jim Grimsley, author of How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the…

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    Book Discussion on Understanding Pat Conroy

    Pat Conroy spoke with Catherine Seltzer, author of Understanding Pat Conroy. “A Conversation with Pat Conroy” took place in the Nashville Public Library at the 27th annual…

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    Book Discussion on The Invitation

    Clifton Taulbert talked about his book, The Invitation, a memoir about how he dealt with the experience of a supper invitation to a former plantation house in Allendale, South Carolina,…

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    Panel Discussion on the Pacific Theater of WWII

    James Scott, author of The War Below: The Story of Three Submarines that Battled Japan, and Jack McCall, editor of Pacific Time on Target: Memoirs of a Marine Artillery Officer, 1943-1945,…

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    Book Discussion on Through the Heart of Dixie

    Anne Sarah Rubin talked about her book Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman’s March and American Memory. She showed illustrations during her talk and then responded to questions from…

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    Panel Discussion on Modern Conflicts

    Lien-Hang T. Nguyen, author of Hanoi’s War: An International History of the War for Peace in Vietnam, Ganesh Sitaraman, author of The Counterinsurgent’s Constitution: Law in the…

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    Book Discussion on Embattled Rebel

    James McPherson talked about his book, Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief. He spoke in Room 16 of the Legislative Plaza at the 2014 Southern Festival of Books, held from…

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    Book Discussion on Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest

    Curtis Wilkie talked about his book, Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest. He spoke in Room 16 of the Legislative Plaza at the 2014 Southern Festival of Books,…

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    Panel Discussion on Legislating Equality in Sports and Society

    Andrew Maraniss, author of Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South and Clay Risen, author of The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil…

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    Panel Discussion on Race and Inequality

    Alice Goffman, author of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City, Ellen Spears, author of Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town, and Chris Tomlinson,…

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    Panel Discussion on War and Its Aftermath

    Jennifer Percy, author of Demon Camp: A Soldier’s Exorcism, Kenneth MacLeish, author of Making War at Fort Hood: Life and Uncertainty in a Military Community, and Kayla Williams,…

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    Panel Discussion on Southern Identity

    Blain Roberts, author of Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South and Marcie Cohen Ferris, author of The Edible South: The Power of Food and the…

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    Book Discussion on Auto Biography

    Earl Swift talked about his book, Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream. He spoke in Room 16 of the Legislative Plaza at the 2014 Southern…

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    Book Discussion on Fire Shut Up in My Bones

    Charles Blow talked about his memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones. He spoke in Room 16 of the Legislative Plaza at the 2014 Southern Festival of Books, held from October 10-12 in Nashville,…

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    Book Discussion on No Good Men Among the Living

    Anand Gopal talked about his book, No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and The War Through Afghan Eyes. He spoke in Room 16 of the Legislative Plaza at the 2014 Southern…

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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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