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    Book Discussion on The Things They Carried

    Tim O’Brien read from and discussed his novel The Things They Carried, published by Random House. In his book he combined part novel and part personal memoir to relate his…

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    Book Discussion on SEAL Team Six

    Howard Wasdin talked about his book, SEAL Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy SEAL Sniper. He used slides during his presentation and then responded to questions from members of the…

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    Book Discussion on Civil War Wives

    Carol Berkin talked about her book Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis, and Julia Dent Grant (Knopf; September 8, 2009). In the book, she…

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    Book Discussion on Lincoln's Battle with God

    Stephen Mansfield talked about his book, Lincoln’s Battle with God: A President’s Struggle with Faith and What It Meant for America, in which he discusses Lincoln’s…

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    Presidents Truman and Reagan and the Cold War

    Robert Dallek and James Mann talked about their books on Presidents Truman and Reagan. The two presidents bookend-ed The Cold War, which ended twenty years previously with fall of the…

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    Robert Samuelson and Liaquat Ahamed on the Economic Crisis

    Robert Samuelson and Liaquat Ahamed talked about their latest books and the current economic crisis. They answered questions from members of the audience following their…

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    Book Discussion on The Distance Between Us

    Author Reyna Grande talked about her book, The Distance Between Us: A Memoir, in which she shares her experiences growing up in Mexico without her parents, who immigrated to the United…

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    Mason Award Presentation to Greg Mortenson

    Greg Mortenson was the recipient of the Fall for the Book’s 2010 Mason Award, which recognizes authors who have made extraordinary contributions to bringing literature to a wide…

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    Book Discussion on The Forgotten Black Soldiers in White Regiments During The Civil War

    Juanita Patience Moss talked about her book, The Forgotten Black Soldiers in White Regiments During The Civil War, in which she discusses the role of African-American soldiers in the Civil…

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    Book Discussion on The Coming Prosperity

    Author Philip Auerswald discussed his book, The Coming Prosperity: How Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Economy. Mr. Auerswald was interviewed at the “Fall for the…

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    Book Discussion on World in Balance

    Brooke Stoddard talked about his book, World in Balance: The Perilous Months of June-October 1940. Mr. Stoddard was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival, held at…

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    Mason Award Presentation and Lecture

    Author Neil Gaiman delivered the Mason Award lecture and answers questions from the Fall for the Book festival audience. 
    The Mason Award, presented annually at the Fall for the Book…

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    Book Discussion on The House at the End of the Road

    W. Ralph Eubanks talked about his book The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South (Smithsonian; May 19, 2009). This…

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    Mason Award Presentation to Stephen King

    Stephen King was the recipient of the Fall for the Book’s 2011 Mason Award, which recognizes authors who have made extraordinary contributions to bringing literature to a wide reading…

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    Book Discussion on The Color Purple

    Author Alice Walker discussed her book, The Color Purple. Ms. Walker was interviewed at the “Fall for the Book” festival, held at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.…

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    Book Discussion on Stalling for Time

    Gary Noesner, former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Crisis Negotiation Unit of the Critical Incident Response Group, talked about his experiences. Mr. Noesner…

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    Book Discussion on Wandering Souls

    Professor Wayne Karlin discussed his book, Wandering Souls: Journeys With the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam, an account of a U.S. soldier’s journey to return a notebook taken from a…

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    Book Discussion on Business Networks in Syria

    Bassam Haddad discussed his book, Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience, and talked about the current political conflict in that country which had…

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    Book Discussion on The Kite Runner

    Khaled Hosseini discussed his novel The Kite Runner, published by Riverhead. It is the story of an Afghani man who came to America but remained haunted by memories from his childhood…

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    Biographers Mimi Clark Gronlund and J. Roderick Heller

    From the 2010 Fall for the Book, Mimi Clark Gronlund, author ofSupreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark: A Life of Service, and J. Roderick Heller, author ofDemocracy’s Lawyer: Felix Grundy…

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