National Book Award of 1902

Panelists presented their arguments for the book most worthy of the National Book Award in 1902, some fifty years before the actual award… read more

Panelists presented their arguments for the book most worthy of the National Book Award in 1902, some fifty years before the actual award was created. The books up for consideration were The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James (Cox), Owen Wister’s The Virginian (Funkhouser), and Helen Keller’s The Story of My Life (Pinker). Following the panelists' arguments, the audience members voted for the book they felt deserved the honor. Internet radio host Christopher Lydon moderated the discussion close

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National Book Award of 1902

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167584-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Feb 16, 2003
Last Aired:
Feb 22, 2003

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  • Feb 16, 2003 | 5:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 16, 2003 | 1:31pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 22, 2003 | 9:02am EST | C-SPAN 2
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