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    Scholarship of Historian and Author David Reynolds

    A panel examines the historical scholarship of David Reynolds, author of biographies of John Brown and Walt Whitman and histories of the mid-19th century. The panelists include…

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    Book Discussion on Mightier Than the Sword

    David Reynolds presented a history of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, published in 1852. The author profiled Ms. Stowe (1811-1896), whose novel supported…

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    After Words with David Reynolds

    David Reynolds talked about his book Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson (Harper; September 30, 2008). In his account of the years 1815-1848 Mr. Reynolds recounts the early…

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    Book Discussion on John Brown, Abolitionist

    David Reynolds talked about his book John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights, published by Knopf. Mr. Reynolds…

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    National Book Critics Circle Awards

    The National Book Critics Circle Awards presented its annual awards. Each year, they award prizes to books in five categories: Biography and Autobiography, Anne Fadiman won in General…

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    Book Discussion on Walt Whitman's America

    Professor Reynolds talked about his recent book, Walt Whitman’s America: A Cultural Biography, published by Alfred A. Knopf. He analyzed Whitman’s contradictory stances on…

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