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    Book Discussion on A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War

    Joseph Loconte talked about his book, A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918,…

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    After Words with Andrea Mays

    Andrea Mays recounts Henry Folger’s pursuit of Shakespeare’s First Folio, a collection of thirty-six plays first published in 1623 and devised as a memorial for the playwright…

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    After Words with Charles Shields

    Author Charles Shields talked about Mockingbird, his book on the life of author Harper Lee and the controversy surrounding the recent discovery of Ms. Lee’s manuscript, Go Set a Watchman.…

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    Interview with Brad Meltzer

    Brad Meltzer talked about his book, The President’s Shadow. He was interviewed at BookExpo America, the publishing industry’s annual trade show, held at the Javits Convention…

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    Ernest Hemingway House

    Dave Gonzales, curator of Ernest Hemingway’s home in Key West, Florida, talked about how Key West served as an inspiration for many of his works. The author lived and wrote in…

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    Book Discussion on When Books Went to War

    Molly Guptill Manning talked about her book, When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II. The 2015 Roosevelt Reading Festival was held by the Franklin D. Roosevelt…

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    Book Discussion on Belligerent Muse

    Stephen Cushman talked about the Civil War writings of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, one of the subjects of his book, Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our…

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    William Jennings Bryan House

    Wayne Hester gave a tour of the William Jennings Bryan House, also known as Fairview. William Jennings Bryan, a Nebraska politician, public speaker, and writer, lived at the house from…

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    Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors

    The Jane Pope Geske Heritage Room of Nebraska Authors at the Bennett Martin Public Library in Lincoln, Nebraska, was profiled.  Since 1949, the reference department of the Bennett Martin…

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    Book Discussion on The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

    Andrew Jewell, co-editor of The Selected Letters of Willa Cather, talked about the author and her letters. The letters include humorous reports of life in Red Cloud, Nebraska, in the…

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    Book Discussion on Dead Wake

    Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. He spoke with Chicago Tribune reporter Rick Kogan and responded to questions from members of the…

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    Q&A with Michael Witmore

    Michael Witmore talked about his role as director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, as well as the library’s function, funding, mission, and repository of the world’s largest…

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    Conversation with David Ritz

    David Ritz talked about his career as an author and ghostwriter. Mr. Ritz talked about what a ghostwriter does and described what is was like to work with Ray Charles, Aretha…

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    Panel Discussion on American Novels

    Maureen Corrigan, author of So We Read On: How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures, and Andrew Levy, author of Huck Finn’s America: Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His…

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    President Obama Remarks on National Poetry Month

    President Obama delivered remarks on National Poetry Month at a poetry reading featuring National Student Poet Madeleine LeCesne

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    Book Discussion on Citizen: An American Lyric

    Claudia Rankine talked about her book, Citizen: An American Lyric, with playwright and University of Southern California professor Brighde Mullins. She spoke at the 2015 Los Angeles Times…

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    Panel Discussion on Biographies of World Leaders

    A. Scott Berg, Wilson; Kirstin Downey, Isabella: The Warrior Queen; and Stephen Kotkin, Stalin: Volume I - Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928, talked about their biographies of world leaders. The…

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    Open Phones with Tavis Smiley

    Tavis Smiley, author of My Journey with Maya, talked about his book and responded to viewer calls.  He was interviewed at the 2015 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, which took place…

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    Panel Discussion on Journalism

    Jeff Hobbs, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League; Joshua Horwitz, War of the Whales: A True Story; Mark Schapiro, Carbon…

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    Book Discussion on Ordinary Light

    Tracy K. Smith talked about her memoir, Ordinary Light. This interview, recorded at Princeton University, where Professor Smith teaches, is part of Book TV’s College Series.

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