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    Book Discussion on Mr. Truman's War

    Mr. Moskin spoke about his book, Mr. Truman’s War: The Final Victories of World War Two and the Birth of the Postwar World, which focuses on the transition from World War…

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    Book Discussion on Dereliction of Duty

    Mr. McMaster talked about his new book, Dereliction of Duty: Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies that Led to Vietnam. He outlined his arguments about why America…

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    Book Discussion on A Tribe Apart

    Ms. Hersch discussed her book, A Tribe Apart: A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence, published by Fawcett Books. She described interviewing “regular kids,”…

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    University Presses

    Mr. Faherty talked about the future of University Presses and the changes presently occurring in them. He mentioned the need to attract new members although association is in good…

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    Book Discussion on The Legacy of Dr. Spock

    Mr. Maier discussed his book The Legacy of Dr. Spock. After his discussion he attended a book singing.

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    Book Discussion on A True Republican: The Life of Paul Revere

    Ms. Triber discussed her book, A True Republican: The Life of Paul Revere, published by University of Massachusetts Press. The book explores the larger role of Revere in the…

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    Faulkner and American History

    Professor Polk talked about Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner’s use of U.S. history in several of his novels. After his prepared remarks, he took questions from the audience.

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    Book Discussion on The World Rushed In: California Gold Rush

    Mr. Holliday talked about his book, The World Rushed In: The California Gold Rush Experience, published by Simon & Schuster. The book tells the story of the gold rush 150 years…

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    100th Anniversary of Collegiate Dictionary

    Mr. Morris talked about words that are new to the dictionary this year. He also described the history of the Merriam-Webster New Collegiate Dictionary.

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    A Conversation with John Fowles

    Mr. Fowles discussed his book Wormholes: Essays and Ocassional Writings, published by Henry Holt and Company. The book is a collection of the author’s essays and…

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    A Century of Arts and Letters

    Panelists discussed the book edited by John Updike, A Century of Arts and Letters, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The book contains…

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    Book Discussion on The Burning of Washington

    At a Georgetown bookstore, Mr. Pitch discussed his book, The Burning of Washington: The British Invasion of 1814. The book covers the history of the 1814 British campaign to occupy the…

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    The Book Trip

    “The Book Trip” describes the journey of a book from writing to reader. Ms. Heilbrun talked about how she writes nonfiction books and mystery stories. Then others…

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    Book Discussion on Tainting Evidence

    Mr. Kelly discussed his book, Tainting Evidence: Inside the Scandals at the FBI Crime Lab, published by Free Press. The book discussed scandals in the FBI, and the way the FBI…

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    Book Discussion on Lessons from a Father to his Son

    The book sets forth lessons that Senator Ashcroft learned from his father, a pastor and college president. Senator Ashcroft described his book as designed to be an…

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    Latino Book Industry in the U.S.

    A panel of publishing industry executives considered the market for Spanish-language books in the U.S. They discussed leading authors and marketing strategies.

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    Latino Book Industry: Authors & Illustrators

    Latino authors and book illustrators discussed their work, trends in the market and effective marketing. They emphasized ways to find and utilize Latino talent when publishing books.

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    Latino Book Industry: Latin America and Spain

    Panelists considered what’s new in book publishing in Latin America and Spain, including what types of books for adults and children are selling well abroad and who are the leading…

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    Literary Techniques in Non-Fiction Writing

    Panelists discussed how authors use creative techniques in writing non-fiction works. The panelists felt it is important to get to know the characters so well that you know how they…

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    Book Discussion on Now & Then: From Coney Island to Here

    Mr. Heller talked about his book, Now & Then: From Coney Island to Here. He focused on his childhood and experiences from World War II.

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