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    Magna Carta Legacy

    Chief Justice Roberts and Lord Igor Judge talked about the signifiance of the Magna Carta on its 800th anniversary. They spoke at the Library of Congress, where a 1215 copy of the…

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    Theodore Roosevelt and Poetry

    Paul Ferlazzo talked about President Theodore Roosevelt’s love of poetry. Professor Ferlazzo said President Roosevelt’s interest in poetry developed during his time as a…

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    Goldwater, Reagan, and the Republican Party

    Panelists talked about the influence of Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) and President Ronald Reagan on the Republican Party.  br/ This was part of a conference hosted by the Young…

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    Book Discussion on Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State

    Megan Ming Francis talked about her book, Civil Rights and the Making of the Modern American State, in which she examines how the civil rights movement and specifically the NAACP affected…

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    Book Discussion on Behind the Gates of Gomorrah

    Stephen Seager, a psychiatrist who spent a year working at the Napa State Hospital for the criminally insane, talked about his book, Behind the Gates of Gomorrah: A Year with the Criminally…

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    Book Discussion on The Republic of Imagination and Plato at the Googleplex

    Azar Nafisi, author of The Republic of Imagination, and Rebecca Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, talked about their books. br/ They spoke at…

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    History of Western U.S. Immigration

    Historians from the Smithsonian Institution talked about the history of immigration into the Western United States since 1965, how the Nationality Act of 1965 changed the culture of the…

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    Panel Discussion on Books and E-Commerce

    Panelists talked about the impact of e-commerce on the sales and publication of books.  br/ They spoke at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade…

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    Book Discussion on Fire Shut Up in My Bones and The Prince of Los Cocuyos

    Charles Blow, author of Fire Shut Up in My Bones: A Memoir and Richard Blanco, author of The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood, talked about their books. br/ They spoke at the 2014…

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    Interview with Bryan Stevenson

    Bryan Stevenson talked about his book, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. br/ He was interviewed at the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade…

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    Book Discussion on All the Truth Is Out and Losing Our Way

    Matt Bai, author of All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, and Bob Herbert, author of Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America, talked about their books.…

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    Book Discussion on By the Book

    Pamela Paul, Nicholson Baker, Walter Mosley, Ann Patchett, and Francine Prose talked about Ms. Paul’s anthology, By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life from The…

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    2014 Miami Book Fair International, Sunday

    Book TV presented live coverage of the 2014 Miami Book Fair International, held on the campus of Miami Dade College on November 22-23.

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    American Indian Treaties and Identity

    Panelists talked about treaties between the U.S. and American Indian nations as well as identity issues. br/ “Great Nations Keep Their Word” was a portion of a symposium hosted…

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    Book Discussion on The Pity Party

    William Voegeli talked about his book, The Pity Party: A Mean-Spirited Diatribe Against Liberal Compassion, in which he takes a critical look at liberal compassion. In his book, he…

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    Race in America

    Baratunde Thurston, author of How to Be Black, Tanner Colby, author of Some of My Best Friends Are Black, and Raquel Cepeda, author of Bird of Paradise, talked about race in America.…

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    Taverns of Pre-Revolutionary New York City

    Benjamin Carp talked about the link between alcohol and politics in Pre-Revolutionary New York City. Professor Carp said that as central meeting places, taverns stimulated discussions…

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    Book Discussion on The Sense of Style

    Steven Pinker talked about his book, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, in which he questions why so much of our writing today is…

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    Sexual Freedom in the 1950s

    John Bodnar talks about the idea of “sexual freedom” in the 1950s and the beginning of dissent against Cold War-era moral values. Professor Bodnar talked about how American…

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    Public Relations and the Ku Klux Klan

    Dale Laackman, author of For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle that Spread Hate Across America, talked about Bessie Tyler and Edward Clarke, the Public Relations experts who…

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