National Book Festival

Continuous coverage of the history and biography tent was shown. A number of authors discussed their recent works and their… read more

Continuous coverage of the history and biography tent was shown. A number of authors discussed their recent works and their experiences as researchers and writers. Speakers responded to audience questions.

The following authors participated:

Douglas Brinkley, author of Tour of Duty: John Kerry and the Vietnam War, published by William Morrow; Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Sea of Glory: America’s Voyage of Discovery-the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842, published by Viking Press; Representative John Lewis, author of Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement, published by Harvest Books; Dorothy Height, author of Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memoir, published by PublicAffairs; Juan Williams, author of My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil Rights Experience, published by Sterling; Carlos Eire, author of Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy, published by Free Press; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII’s Forgotten Heroes, published by Broadway; Cokie Roberts, author of Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation, published by William Morrow; Rob Chernow, author of Alexander Hamilton, published by Penguin Books; and Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, published by Random House.

Between the author presentations were vignettes of the book fair on the National Mall including book signing by authors including Marc Brown, illustrator of Wild About Books by written Judy Sierra and published by Knopf Books for Young Readers; Robert Parker, author of Melancholy Baby, published by Penguin Group; and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of Brothers in Arms: The Epic Story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII’s Forgotten Heroes, published by Broadway. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 9, 2004
Last Aired:
Oct 16, 2004

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  • Oct 09, 2004 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 16, 2004 | 10:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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