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    Book Discussion on The Harness Maker's Dream

    NIck Kotz talked about his book, The Harness Maker’s Dream: Nathan Kallison and the Rise of South Texas. He spoke in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 14th annual National…

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    Book Discussion on War! What Is It Good For?

    Ian Morris talked about his book, War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and Progress of Civilizations from Primates to Robots. He spoke in the History and Biography Pavilion of the 14th…

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    Open Phones with Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Doris Kearns Goodwin responded to questions from members of the audience who had just watched her on-stage presentation about her book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard…

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    Book Discussion on The Bully Pulpit

    Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke about her book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, in which she explores the technological and economic…

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    Book Discussion on The Amazons

    Adrienne Mayor talked about her book The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World, in which she combines classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific…

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    Interview with David Treuer

    David Treuer talked about his book, Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life. He was interviewed while at the 2014 National Book Festival, which was held by the Library…

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    Book Discussion on Untangling the Mind

    David Theodore George talked about his book, Untangling the Mind: Why We Behave the Way We Do. He spoke in the Science Pavilion of the 2014 National Book Festival, which was held August 30…

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    Book Discussion on The People's Republic of Amnesia

    Louisa Lim spoke about her book, The People’s Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited, in which she looks at the events of June 4, 1989, when soldiers from China’s…

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    Book Discussion on The Future of the Mind

    Michio Kaku talked about his book, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind, in which he discusses the latest advances in brain science.  …

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    Open Phones with Representative James Clyburn and Peniel Joseph

    Representative James Clyburn (D-SC), author of Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black, and Peniel Joseph, author of Stokely: A Life, talked about their books and responded…

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    Book Discussion on The Sibley Guide to Birds

    David Sibley talked about his book, The Sibley Guide to Birds, a comprehensive guide to North American bird identification. He spoke in the Science Pavilion of the 2014 National Book…

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    Book Discussion on Stokely: A Life

    Peniel Joseph spoke about his book, Stokely: A Life, in which he examines the life and accomplishments of civil rights activist Stokely Carmichael. He spoke in the History and Biography…

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    Interview with Sandra Day O'Connor

    Sandra Day O’Connor talked about her book, Out of Order: Stories from the History of the Supreme Court. She was interviewed while at the 2014 National Book Festival, which was held…

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    Book Discussion on Roosevelt's Second Act

    Richard Moe spoke about his book, Roosevelt’s Second Act: The Election of 1940 and the Politics of War, in which he recounts President Franklin Roosevelt’s decision to seek an…

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    Book Discussion on 1177 B.C.

    Eric Cline talked about his book, 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed. He spoke in the Science Pavilion of the 2014 National Book Festival, which was held August 30 by the Library…

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    Open Phones with Sally Satel

    Sally Satel talked about her book, Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience, in which she and co-author Scott Lilienfeld present an analysis of what she calls the…

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    Book Discussion on Sally Ride

    Lynn Sherr talked about her book, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space, in which she recalls the life of Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. She spoke in the Science…

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    Open Phones with Michio Kaku

    Michio Kaku talked about his book, The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind, in which he discusses the latest advances in brain…

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    Book Discussion on The Lost Khrushchev

    Nina Khrushcheva spoke about her book, The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind, in which she chronicles the life of Leonid Khrushchev, her grandfather and the…

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    Book Discussion on The End of Night

    Paul Bogard talked about his book, The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light. He spoke in the Science Pavilion of the 2014 National Book Festival,…

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