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    Book Discussion on The Inventor and the Tycoon

    Edward Ball talked about his book, The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures, in which he recounts the relationship between the inventor of…

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    Book Discussion on A Man of Misconceptions and The Inventor and the Tycoon

    John Glassie, author of A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change and Edward Ball, author of The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of…

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    Book Discussion on The Sweet Hell Inside

    Mr. Ball talked about his book, The Sweet Hell Inside: A Family History, published by William Morrow. Mr. Ball described the research that led to the discovery that a…

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    Southern Writers on the Confederate Flag

    A panel of southern writers read portions of their works and discussed southern heritage,
    history, hate, and the Confederate flag. They also responded to audience questions. 

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    National Book Awards Nonfiction Readings

    Selected authors read excerpts from their award winning nonfiction books.

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    National Book Awards Dinner

    Various authors and historians paid tribute to the recipients of the National Book Awards. They also discussed the importance of maintaining high quality non-fiction books even with…

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    Book Discussion on Slaves in the Family

    Edward Ball talked about his book, Slaves in the Family. It examines the family histories of the slaves owned by his family on plantations in South Carolina. The family owned over 25…

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    Book Discussion on Slaves in the Family

    Edward Ball discussed his book Slaves in the Family, published by Random House. The book examines the history of the Ball family, particularly the black slaves that supported their…

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    Generations of Black and White

    Carrie McCray is the author of Freedom’s Child and Edward Ball is the author of Slaves in the Family. They talked about their books on slavery.

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