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    Panel Discussion on the Importance of Libraries

    Panelists talked about the importance of libraries. “The Importance of Libraries: Now and in the Future” was a panel discussion from the H.L. Mencken Non-Fiction Pavilion at the…

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    Panel Discussion on Biographies

    Panelists talked about writing biographies. Panelists included Terry Alford, author of Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth; Kirstin Downey, author of Isabella: The…

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    Biographer Lou Cannon on Writing

    Lou Cannon, President Ronald Reagan’s biographer, talked about his relationship with the former president and the challenges of writing books about a sitting president.…

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    2015 American Book Awards

    The Before Columbus Foundation presented the winners of the 36th annual American Book Awards. This program contains language that some may find offensive.

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    2015 National Book Awards

    Book TV’s coverage of the 66th annual National Book Awards included the presentation of awards for non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and young people’s literature. Novelist Don…

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    Libraries During World War II

    Professor Kathy Peiss talked about the evolution of library and information science during World War II. She argued there was a shift in the 1940s from the neglect of archivists and…

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    Panel Discussion on Writing About Cities

    Luc Sante, author of Low Life; Vivian Gornick, author of the The Odd Woman in the City; and author David Ulin, talked about the role of cities in an age of globalization. The panel was…

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    Mesa County Library Rashleigh History Room

    Ike Rakiecki gave a tour of the History Room at the Mesa County Library in Grand Junction, Colorado, and shared some of the books that detail the development of the city from its founding.…

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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 signing.

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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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